My client wants me to have her child's [sterilized] toys as the topper for her cake. I told her this wouldn't be a problem (especially since it will save me hours hand-making the characters!) However, when I received them today I began to panic as they don't have any holes in the bottoms of the feet where I assumed I could put skewers to attach, nor is there a little base as is the case with most figurines. Just flat feet-- enough that they can balance on the cake but not with any peace of mind! A small bump of the table and they'd be gone.
Is it unreasonable of me to call the client and ask if I can put a dab of hot glue on the toys' feet and attach them to a piece of cardboard to make a makeshift topper? Or does anyone have a better idea of how to give them some stability? I don't want to just push them into the cake I worked so hard on!
thanks in advance
if you want to put skewers in then use royal icing to attach them. It will dry hard but easily wash off the toys.
Typically i just place them on the cake and push in a little bit to make an imprint of where they go. Then when they get to the location of the party they just put them back. Then i don't ahve to worry about them moving in transport.
Maybe add a drop of melted chocolate to their feet & let it cool down in place, although I think as Leily said RI is more stable
How about a combination of all the above advice?
Place the toy in a shallow 'puddle' of melted chocolate and let it set up. Instant edible base!
I once took some clear plastic, about 1 x 2 inches, stuck it to the bottom of the character's feet with glue dots, and set it on the cake with some of the same buttercream as I used to ice the cake. This was for my grandson, and I didn't actually set them on until I got the cake to the house, but maybe the parent could set them on when she got the cake home.
i always use a tiny amount of melted chocolate/candy melts.