Urgent Help Needed! Cake Due In 2 Hrs, Topper Broke!

Decorating By mbark Updated 9 Jul 2010 , 3:58am by 4realLaLa

mbark Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:06pm
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Ok so I have a "35" topper I did for an anniversary cake today made out of Wilton fondant that I rolled into a rope & shaped into a 3 & 5. Made them 2 days ago, assembled the cake last night & when I got up this morning both numbers were cracked & leaning. I tried to fix them with some water but I think they're too heavy & this will happen again. So I am quickly making another set of "35" from a thinner rope, here's where the help needed comes in- is there any way to dry these super fast? like maybe in the oven? ahhh!!!

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tesso Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:12pm
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yes you can dry them in the oven. at 200 for about 20-30 minutes. Time will vary depending on how thick they are. Dont make temp too high or they will crack and crumble..well mine does anyway.

hopefully someone else will have some more info, or a faster way to dry them. sorry that happened.

Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:13pm
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Do you have any candy number molds.Those are great in a pinch with wilton candy melts!!!

mbark Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:14pm
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thank you! I have them sitting outside right now, thankfully it's not humid where I live. I wish I had the candy number molds that's a fantastic idea!

Molly2 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:23pm
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I have used a food dehydrator


Bakingangel Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:24pm
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Can you use melted candy as a glue?

Just a thought for emergencies only...what about super glue? Tell them the topper is not edible.

Jaimelt76 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:32pm
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I had the same thing happen a couple weeks ago. I used melted chocolate on the back and built up a good support with that. It worked great. HTH

MessMaker Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:32pm
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wouldnt sticking in the oven melt it?... i know it will MMF

mbark Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 4:26pm
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ok so I baked another set in the oven at 200 for 25 min. they came out all wrinkley but oh well. so they cooled & I started painting them gold and the 3 broke! I just about cried.
So I used candy melts on the breaks of the original set. Didn't seem strong enough. So my permanet fix was to attach a white lollipop stick to the back using candy melts at the intersections. doesn't look as pretty as when they were free-standing but oh well. thanks everyone for your suggestions. CC is awesome when you have an issue & are looking for advice.
I took pictures of the cake w/out the topper, will post soon.

mbark Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 4:37pm
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I was brave enough to attach the topper & took a picture. Thank God for candy melts, they are so firm!

lecrn Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 5:14pm
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You did a good job fixing the numbers! You could have even broke the numbers in different places & glued them back 2gether with the c melts. It would have looked like bamboo & like you did it on purpose.

mbark Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 5:29pm
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lecrn where were you an hour ago? lol
my customer picked it up & loved it so all is well... sigh...

lecrn Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 5:34pm
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Originally Posted by mbark

lecrn where were you an hour ago? lol
my customer picked it up & loved it so all is well... sigh...

Sorry! I just looked @ the pic & that's immediately what I thought of (esp with the borders). LOL!
Glad they liked it.

tesso Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 5:40pm
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your cake is gorgeous!! I am sorry the numbers broke on you again.

MessMaker Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 5:52pm
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Love the bamboo look.

tinygoose Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 6:04pm
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Well done, nice save!! Looks great!

soledad Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:00pm
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Sorry, such thing happen... icon_sad.gif Did it break because it was too thick? I saw a Tutorial in one of the Last links given to us by RYLAN our very own CC "GODFATHER" icon_biggrin.gif in which this lady use two fondand smoothers at the same time to get the fondant rope thinner and same thicknest. I have not tried it yet but will do so later on, and see how it works.

mbark Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 9:47pm
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yes I think they were too thick & thus too heavy. if they had been better supported I'm sure they would have been fine, but I didn't want any wires showing.
I sure learned for next time! won't make that mistake again

JulieMN Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 11:12pm
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Nice save....and pretty cake!

leigh220 Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 11:37pm
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I know it's a little late but I have had that happen to me as well. I get wire and shape it into the number or letter and attach it to the back with a thin layer on fondant.

mbark Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 11:48pm
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oh that's a great idea Leigh220! I'll have to remember that

4realLaLa Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 3:58am
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That cake is just lovely!

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