How To Do A Standing Monogram?

Decorating By CupcakeMoma Updated 9 Sep 2011 , 4:31pm by CupcakeMoma

CupcakeMoma Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 9:25pm
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I'm going to be doing a bridal cake and they want a standing Monogram.
How do I do this? Icing? if yes, what kind? I have trouble using gum paste (sticky and dry), fondont doesnt dry hard enough!

Please help!
Cake is due next weekend, I have to get started on it soon depending on the drying time!

Thanks!

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kenidicalamity Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 9:40pm
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If you are looking for something edible, gumpaste or fondant mixed with tylose is the way to go. If you just want a topper, I know you can get them at Michael's and from ebay and such.

ptanyer Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 9:42pm
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What brand of gumpaste are you using? Wilton is a little sticky when I work with it, so I dust my mat and hands with a little cornstarch or confectioners sugar. If it is too dry, then work a little shortening into it, or add 1/4 fondant and 3/4 gumpaste and microwave it for a few seconds at a time to warm it up, and then knead it until smooth and blended, and then cut your monogram (I always make a couple of extra for insurance against breakage) and let it dry. Don't stress about it, it will be okay, I promise icon_wink.gif

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Pam

icer101 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 9:47pm
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here is something like what you are asking about


http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-683362-0-days0-orderasc-.html

Norasmom Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 10:19pm
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You cAn also stencil a monogram with royal icing. That's what I'm doing and it works nicely.

josefina20 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 10:47pm
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great info.

CupcakeMoma Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 5:41am
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Oh what wonderful tips!
Pam-I'm using the "DUFF" brand, I love the fontant he makes, but not so empressed with the gum paste. I have tried the shortening and the powered sugar and it still doesnt work...I just cant get it to be smooth let alone try to make flowers with it!
I havent tried mixing fontant and gum paste, i think that will be my next thing to try.

I just thought doing it out of icing would be easier but concered that it wont hold.
Its also been so HOT here in So. California, im worried of it melting. Can I put icing/fontant&gum paste monogram in the refige?

Thanks for all the great advice, I love this forum!

carmijok Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 7:05am
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Wilton pre-made gum paste is BY FAR the best gum paste I've used. I've done several stand-up pieces and I've never had a problem with it. I use Crisco to coat the mat, my roller and my hands when I knead it. It dries fast and very solid. You can also roll it very thin for flowers.

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Panel7124 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 9:02am
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Originally Posted by carmijok

Wilton pre-made gum paste is BY FAR the best gum paste I've used. I've done several stand-up pieces and I've never had a problem with it. I use Crisco to coat the mat, my roller and my hands when I knead it. It dries fast and very solid. You can also roll it very thin for flowers.

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Agree - get Wilton gumpaste, it's really good, hardens in hours, max. 1 day.

CupcakeMoma Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:31pm
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I will get the Wilton gum paste then! thanks for all the help!

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