Fondant Inital

Decorating By mayaverga Updated 19 Jan 2011 , 3:43am by Bskinne

mayaverga Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 3:13am
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hi i want to make a initial topper for a wedding cake... how do i do this? can i use fondant? will it stand upright? how? please help... thanks!

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joycesdaughter111 Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 3:28am
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You can add a little gum tex or tylose to your fondant to make it stronger. Shape your initial and let it dry for a few days depending how thick it is and it will stand up.

mbark Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 3:33am
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however you need to anchor the initial to something.. I usually use floral wire in a heavier gauge, that can be found at Michael's. insert the wire into a straight part of the initial with some sticking out which will be inserted into the cake once the fondant is dry.
you can use a coffee stirrer in the cake to hold the wire.

imagenthatnj Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 3:33am
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Mayaverga, make two just in case one breaks. It's better to be prepared.

bobhope Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 3:43am
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or use gum paste..they dry hard & sturdy =) ...hth

Bskinne Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 3:43am
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You can also consider doing it with Royal icing...just tape your monogram design on a piece of cardboard, tape wax paper over, then pipe the outline, thin the icing, and fill. Let it dry, and voilà! icon_smile.gif
No matter what method you use, definitely make an extra (or two).

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