Fondant Numbers

Decorating By Megb25 Updated 17 Jan 2011 , 3:40am by Megb25

Megb25 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:07pm
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I've made fondant numbers before and just laid them on top of cakes, but I would really like to know how to stand them up on top of cakes without toppling!

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katibeth88 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:22pm
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what fondant are you using? I use marshmallow fondant and I'm pretty sure that unless they were super super thin, they would not dry enough to be able to stand up. I would instead use gumpaste or mix gumpaste into fondant. That stuff hardens up very nicely.

katibeth88 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:22pm
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what fondant are you using? I use marshmallow fondant and I'm pretty sure that unless they were super super thin, they would not dry enough to be able to stand up. I would instead use gumpaste or mix gumpaste into fondant. That stuff hardens up very nicely.

Megb25 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 1:50am
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Okay thanks soo much! I'll try using gum paste next time! I used just marshmallow fondant and they wouldn't stand up on their own.

cupadeecakes Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 1:53am
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You can also try mixing tylose poweder into your fondant to make it dry hard. I don't use MMF so I am not sure if tylose will harden it or not. Works well for SI and most others.

mbark Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 2:14am
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the ones standing up as toppers I make from Wilton fondant which dries very firm, and I insert floral wire into the number after making it. it then inserts into the cake and stands up as a topper!

Megb25 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 3:40am
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It I use floral wire what gauge should I buy ???

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