How To Secure Fondant Rolled Numbers?

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 6:49pm by LoriMc

LoriMc Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 4:57pm
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1325457

This cake has a "6" on the top. I need to do an "18". What's the trick on a number like eight, where you don't have much depth to insert a toothpick or skewer? I'm afraid it will fall over. Thanks!

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cake_whisperer Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:05pm
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What medium are you using? I think your best bet is to let the gumpaste (what I would use) dry really well so that it would be structurally sound and would hold up with a skewer - hope that helps icon_smile.gif

LoriMc Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:17pm
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I'm using fondant with tylose.

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:23pm
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I think this is the greatest idea. Hope it helps.

http://tortentante.blogspot.com/2010/09/buchstaben-und-zahlen-beine-machen.html

Sorry, it's in another language, but you get the picture.

LoriMc Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:25pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

I think this is the greatest idea. Hope it helps.

http://tortentante.blogspot.com/2010/09/buchstaben-und-zahlen-beine-machen.html

Sorry, it's in another language, but you get the picture.




Thanks, but I'm trying to do numbers like on the cake link I provided.

napa Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:50pm
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Maybe have the base of the '8' a little flatter and use 2 skewers or cocktail sticks to attach so that each side of the '8' has a stick (left and right, not back and front - hope that makes sense!)

This is just a guess though as I haven't done it myself!

Good luck!

MandyBaker512 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 6:20pm
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I agree with Napa. That is what I have done in the past. Just make sure you keep the top of the 8 and the 1 in preportion so the bottom of the 8 doesn't look too wide.

LoriMc Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by napa

Maybe have the base of the '8' a little flatter and use 2 skewers or cocktail sticks to attach so that each side of the '8' has a stick (left and right, not back and front - hope that makes sense!)

This is just a guess though as I haven't done it myself!

Good luck!




Ok, that's what I did. I was hoping there was some secret trick I didn't know about. Thanks!

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