I'm making a 25th anniversary cake and have to put the original topper on it. The base is close to 5" in diameter (it's going on a 6" cake) and the base is smooth plastic. The cake itself is very simple with a fondant pearl boarder around each tier. I'm wondering if anyone would have any suggestions for how I could secure the topper and incorporate it so it doesn't look like it's just placed on as an after-thought? Thanks!
I would definately put it on a seperator plate or at least a cardboard circle.
Maybe you could pipe sometheing around the base? I'm not sure. How about a fondant rope or band?
I would wait to see what the more experienced say... I'm more of a newbie.
Thanks for your suggestions! Right now I'm thinking that I'll pipe buttercream around the base and cover that with fondant pearls. I'm not sure if that will look right - does anyone else have other ideas?
If it is a fondant cake , I would use royal icing not buttercream as the buttercream will melt the fondant.
I would attach the topper to a small fondant plaque with a little melted down fondant.
I make the plaques out of fondant with tylose added and let it dry at least overnight. I would then just pipe a nice edge in the royal to attach it to the cake and the plaque.
Pearls would be nice too but use royal not buttercream to secure them.