Hi Guys, I really need some help making my gumpaste/fondant numbers stand on top of my cake. The numbers are to celebrate an 80th birthday.
If you look in my photos you'll see the two 50th birthday cakes with standing numbers. I made the numbers out of fondant and then put long wooden skewers in them. When I stuck them into the cake I placed small balls of fondant to hide the bit of skewer that was showing.
I also use wooden skewers...I attach mine by using the wilton cookie icing..I glue it on to the back and let it dry overnight.It dries like royal icing.
I just recently purchase a chocolate mold that does numbers and it was so much easier than fondant. http://www.flavortools.com/l037.html
Ive done fondant a couple of times but they're so fragile etc I think I'll be switching to chocolate from now on. I also love all the color combos and mixing I can do with chocolate.
I use toothpicks. While the fondant is soft push them in and let them dry for a few days.
I always use Gumpaste. It is meant to dry hard. I also have good luck with Royal Icing, you can get really fancy with RI.
Thanks guys so much for the tips. I will try the skewers or toothpicks. Chocolate is also a great idea that I will try next go round. You guys rock!
I do it the same way, with toothpicks, but here is an alternative: