Hi - I am a newbie. I'm working on my daughter's mermaid theme party for this weekend and have made a mermaid figure... and she's flat. Can I attach her to the side (width) of the cake layer? I was planning to make a 11" base with a 9" tier on top.
Any suggestions on technique? Or should I try to prop her on a "rock?" (She's NOT pretty from the back.)
You can definitely stick her to the side of the cake. If your icing has already crusted, you can brush the back of the figure with water or even attach her with melted chocolate.
if she is too heavy i would think of sticking her with toothpicks on her back and into the cake. let me know how you stuck her. im curious.
I would use melted chocolate as opposed to gum glue or water . The chocolate will be much more secure. If you can stick a toothpick partially thru her back and then apply the chocolate to the back of the figure and then into the cake .
Try covering her back with piping gel. Then stick her to the cake and brace her in with toothpicks until she adheres. When you are ready to present the cake, remove the toothpicks and make the small repairs to your BC or fondant. Nest time try drying her on a curved surface so more of the back of your figure will stick to the cake. She's cute.
I would use a tooth pick in addition to melted chocolate, use it in an area you can hide it , like her belly button
Wonderful suggestions - thank you!! I will update this thread when it's all said and done (likely Sunday evening, as the party is Sunday day)... I appreciate it very much!