Hopefully A Painless Question...

Decorating By Ashley0415 Updated 25 Feb 2011 , 8:30pm by grandmomof1

Ashley0415 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:47pm
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Im finishing up a cake this morning and they are requesting a giant letter on top of the cake.. my experience with this is.. bad. I can never get the letter to stand on the top of the cake... do you back it with some kind of candy stick.. push it into the cake?

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KoryAK Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:58pm
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Make it out of chocolate (candy melts) and build a toothpick-skewer into to to jam into the cake

kimma1299 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:58pm
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I have used the candy stick and stuck it onto the back of the letter with candy melts, or if the letter is really thick , I have put the stick right in the center of the letter. I have also used wire whem I am doing a thin gumpaste letter. Be sure to let it dry completely or it will droop.

Ashley0415 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 8:06pm
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As always.. you guys always have the answer icon_biggrin.gif

grandmomof1 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 8:30pm
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I make my numbers and letters several days before I need them to give them time to dry out. I use just plain fondant sometimes and others fondant and gum tex or tylose. I also usually put a skewer through them before they dry so I can place them on the cake.

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