This Ankle Band Keeps Cracking! Help!

Decorating By Bubbl3h3ad Updated 23 Jul 2010 , 7:24pm by Cakechick123

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:20pm
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I have done this shoe cake and the last part of the shoe is the ankle band. I have made it about 4 times and let it dry and then it ends up cracking either before I get it on the shoe or after it on the shoe. I started way ahead of time, using gumpaste. This cake is due tomorrow morning, what can I do to get the ankle band. I've thought about melted chocolate discs but I don't know. Any ideas or tips would be great ~ and fast please!! I have attached a pic of it.
Thanks!
LL

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Bskinne Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:37pm
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Maybe if push comes to shove (since you don't have time to let gumpaste dry), you could just attach a small round made of ribbon with RI?

sillywabbitz Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:39pm
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Could you attach it directly to the shoe and use paper towels to hold it in place until it dries. Then remove the towels and it should be good. Also maybe have it so that it's resting on the inside of the shoes so you're not fighting gravity so much. Good luck.

chellescountrycakes Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:41pm
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Beautiful cake! icon_smile.gif

Cakechick123 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 7:24pm
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try mix some fondant with your gumpaste and do the strap directly onto the shoe. support with a piece of sponge. It should dry before tomorrow.

and like someone else said maybe have it resting on the shoe. Gravity can be ur worst enemy!

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