Christmas Ornament Cake Topper

Decorating By kger Updated 5 Mar 2011 , 1:23pm by kger

kger Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 1:10pm
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I want to use a resin Christmas ornament as a wedding cake topper, but there is no actual base on this thing, so I need to figure out a way to get it to stay on top. The cake will be a 14-10-6. The only thing I can think of is to adhere lollipop sticks to the back using white candy melts, but I still don't know if it would be enough support. I also thought about finding an ornament hanger, but I don't know how that would add any more support.

Here's a pic:
<a href="http://s796.photobucket.com/albums/yy246/groovykg/?action=view&current=perfectpair.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy246/groovykg/perfectpair.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Help?

10 replies
tiggy2 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 1:44pm
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Your link doesn't work

Chellescakes Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:02pm
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http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy246/groovykg/perfectpair.jpg

here is the pic , I hope this works .
I would probably affix it to a plaque

kger Posted 3 Mar 2011 , 2:14am
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Thanks for fixing the link. I posted and ran.

I want to be able to use the topper as an ornament, so I don't want to do anything too permanent.

artscallion Posted 3 Mar 2011 , 2:32am
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I would take a small circle of cardboard to fit the top of the cake, cover it with fondant and support it with dowels or straws in the 6" cake. Then I would either buy or make (out of pastiche) one of those plate stand type things (see link below). You can place this on the supported, fondant covered circle and rest the ornament on it.

http://images.google.com/images?q=plate+stand&ie=UTF-8&biw=1106&bih=853

kger Posted 3 Mar 2011 , 3:13am
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Oh, great idea, artscallion!

kger Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 6:45pm
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Ok, slight problem, I can't find anything much less than 3 inches wide and I need it to be no more than 2 inches wide. I thought I'd found this at Dollar Tree but it's still too big.
http://www.dollartree.com/arts-crafts/arts-crafts-supplies/wire-display-easel/209c304c304p301392/index.pro?method=search

Still need ideas how to fashion a stand of some kind.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 7:09pm
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Why not make one out of gumpaste?

kger Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 7:37pm
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I wouldn't even know how to begin.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 8:15pm
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Draw a pattern for one side of one like this ( http://www.polandbymail.com/get_item_stand_walnut-finish-plate-stand.htm ) in the size that you need. Use the pattern to cut two pieces out of gum paste. Leave them to dry flat. Once they are dry stand them up, glue them together with a little royal icing (placed where the hinges are on the one in the picture), glue them to a plaque also made of gum paste and let them dry. Once dry you can set your ornament on it as if it were a photo or an ornamental plate.

kger Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 1:23pm
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Thanks!

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