How Do I Make Curly Numbers?

Decorating By nannye Updated 4 Dec 2011 , 11:55pm by idgalpal

nannye Posted 3 Dec 2011 , 1:00am
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How do I make the curly numbers like in this picture? what kind of wire do I use o insert it into the cake when it is done? My top tier is a 6 inch cake dummy, I want to have a loop bow on top, but I also want to put the birthday girls age.

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ddaigle Posted 3 Dec 2011 , 1:41am
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Use gumpaste or add tylose to fondant and roll out by hand or put in the extruder. The #3 among other numbers is a pita with the curlz font. I would use a heavy gauge floral wire.

nannye Posted 3 Dec 2011 , 2:12am
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What is an extruder? Is just adding tylose as good as gumpaste?

idgalpal Posted 4 Dec 2011 , 11:55pm
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Yes, using gum paste is as good as fondant + tylose, I think it's better, it dries quicker. An extruder is a device you can use -put gumpaste/fondant in a tube that has interchangable dies. My extruder has a long metal pin that you rotate that pushes the gp or fondant through.

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