Help Please!!!

Decorating By IrishTorte Updated 12 Oct 2011 , 7:24pm by SomethingSweetCC

IrishTorte Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 1:54pm
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I have a mickey mouse hat cake for a 1 year old birthday party... used half a small sports ball pan for the head and two small styrofoam cut outs for the ears all covered in mmf and then I spraypainted them black... I put one of the ears in and the cake underneath went to mush and isn't holding that ear up... any suggestions on what I can do to prop it up so that it holds and doesn't smoosh the cake even more underneath the fondant??? I thought maybe I could pipe icing down that hole and then try to put the stick back in again and hope it holds?? I just don't want to have to make a whole new one if I don't have to just for one silly ear.... ughh... help?!?!?

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 2:06pm
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Stick some skewers into the the ears and push that into the cake. That way the ears are resting on the skewers and not the cake.

IrishTorte Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 2:36pm
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I already have a long sucker stick in the ear... maybe I should put two

pieceofcaketx Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 2:48pm
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Insert a straw into the cake, cut it to length so it it just below the cake and not visible and then put the stick into the straw. This way the weight of the ear is on the straw and not the cake.

IrishTorte Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 7:03pm
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Great idea... thank you!! icon_biggrin.gif

SomethingSweetCC Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 7:24pm
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If that doesn't work you can always make the ears out of gum paste cut into a sort of tear drop shape and use the pointed part into the care. I did that with my Minnie Mouse cake

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