Putting A Flat-Bottomed Figurine On A Cake

Decorating By JGMB Updated 8 May 2012 , 11:11am by JGMB

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JGMB Posted 7 May 2012 , 8:14pm
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How do I secure a flat-bottomed porcelain cake topper onto a buttercream cake? I know that I should put a dowel into the cake underneath the figurine so it won't sink, but is there any way to actually make sure it will stay on the cake?

Oh, and I should mention that the wedding reception will be on a boat, so there might be some movement.

I'd appreciate some advice!!

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Chellescakes Posted 7 May 2012 , 9:12pm
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I would actually secure it to a small cardboard cakeboard, with hot glue and then cover it over with buttercream to hide the board once it is in place on the cake.

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cowie Posted 7 May 2012 , 9:18pm
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I have to do this for a cake coming up too. I think I am going to use buttercream icing as a 'glue' to hold the figure on top of the cake as well as using a proper dowel to support the weight.

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JGMB Posted 7 May 2012 , 10:10pm
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Thanks for the responses. Do you think it would be possible to glue a dowel rod perpendicular to a small piece of cake board, then glue the cake board to the bottom of the figurine, and just push the dowel down into the cake?

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cowie Posted 7 May 2012 , 11:24pm
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I would check with the bride first if she minds you using hot glue on the figure. I don't see why you can't use the little cake board. Depending on the weight, I don't know if you would even need that though. How heavy is it?

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arlenej Posted 8 May 2012 , 6:12am
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Does your figurine have a hole through the bottom? Last cake I did like that I simply cut base for the figurine from a disposable plate, poked a hole in the middle of it and used royal icing the attach the figurine. Then I stuck a dowel through the cake and left it protruding and slipped the figurine over the excess dowel. More royal icing to further secure the figurine to the cake itself.

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JGMB Posted 8 May 2012 , 11:11am
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No, unfortunately there's no hole in the bottom. That's why I'm so worried about it tipping over on the cake. I really would like to make sure that it'll stay upright.

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