I was looking through the galleries at some baptism/communion cakes, and I noticed that a lot of them have homemade cross toppers made of fondant. I was wondering how are those made? Do you roll it out kind of thick and then cut your design, let it dry, and then peel it off? I'm afraid the shape would get distorted. Also, how is it attached to the cake standing upright?
For those of you who have made a fondant rosary, do you use string or wire to hold the fondant beads together?
Thanks in advance for your help!
On this cake, Relznik used gold drages to represent the chain. It appears that everything is just attached to the cake individually.
Two years ago I asked her where she found the crucifix mold and she sent me the website.
First Impressions has a mold for the entirer rosary.
There are some wonderful examples using it, as well as some other ideas, in this post.
This reminds me that I wanted to order that mold two years ago!
I just made one for my Easter cake. I used a mix of fondant and modeling chocolate. I cut out two pieces and scored them lightly with a knife to make them look like wood. I inserted a toothpick in the bottom to stand up but next time I would put a longer skewer in it for more stability. Once the pieces set up for at least 12 hours I cut out two notches in the backs of the pieces for where they would join together. I used gum glue to adhere the two pieces together and then let it dry for a couple of days.
Thanks so much for your replies. There are some really cute cakes with the rosary. I wished I'd have asked sooner so I could get the molds in time. The cake is for this weekend so I don't think I'd have enough time. It's good to know though for the future.