Fondant/gum Paste Numbers

Decorating By MissSuper Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 8:09am by soph917

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MissSuper Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:01am
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soph917 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 8:09am
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It actually says that the number is made of gumpaste. I have made a few numbers like this, using MMF, with Tylose added to it to form the number. You definitely can not use just fondant. It won't hold it's shape that way. I would do it at least 2 days in advance. To make the number I just knead the gumpaste till pliable, roll into a long sausage, and then shape into the number. I dab a paintbrush in water to secure the scroll to itself. Let dry. Attach with Tylose glue to the cake. I mix Tylose powder and a bit of water. It makes a very good glue.

Also, I have learned not to make the numbers too thick. If they are too heavy even a good glue may not be supportive enough.
I'm certainly not an expert on this, this is just my experience from trial and error.

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