How To Insert Fondant/gumpaste Decor "into" Cake

Decorating By Suzisweet Updated 30 Jul 2010 , 9:17pm by Suzisweet

Suzisweet Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 6:53pm
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I am making fondant/gumpaste candles. Should they be made on a lollipop stick or spaghetti so that there is a way to insert them into the cake? I have had 2 different occasions where I made pieces that I stuck directly into the cake and they "melted" or at least softened and broke off. I am assuming after 2nd problem that this is a definite no no.

Any advice or techniques greatly appreciated!

Suzi

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tracicakes Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 7:07pm
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I did fondant candles last week on wooden skewers cut down in size. I also let them dry for two days before I used them.

Caths_Cakes Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 7:08pm
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I would go with wooden skewers, Tooth picks if your candles are small enough, and then let them dry for a couple of days beforehand icon_smile.gif

Suzisweet Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:17pm
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Thank you both so much! I will do this from now on as I had never given it much thought that the fondant/gumpaste would get soft and basically disintegrate.
Suzi

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