I Made A 10Inch Tall Fondant/gumpaste Giraffe, It Seems Like

Decorating By cupncake1 Updated 22 Jul 2011 , 9:01pm by SarahL4683

cupncake1 Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 8:46pm
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It seems like it's going to be too heavy and sink into the cake, any ideas? I made a wire frame and left about an inch of (covered) wire sticking out of the bottem of the feet to put it on the cake- I'm worried now icon_redface.gif

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JillyPlot Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 8:48pm
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Could you cut the wires on the bottom and put it on a small board of some sort with a base, and use dowels to support it?

cakestyles Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 8:50pm
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An inch of wire sticking out is definitely not enough to hold up that tall giraffe. It'll be top heavy and tip over.

You'll need to either attach a dowel to the giraffe and slide it all the way down through the cake to the cake board or attach the giraffe to something like a styro base covered in fondant and than place a dowel into the cake under the base so it doesn't sink into the cake.

SarahL4683 Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 9:01pm
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I agree. It needs a base that has doweling underneath to support.

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