I'm trying to finish up a bowling ball cake. I've make bowling pin cookies to attach along the base of the cake . I'm just stuck! . The cookies are about 4 inches in height. I flooded them with royal icing and then used two red strips of fondant to make the strip. Already I ruined one by trying to write on it in black and my icing was too runny. I tried very carefully to wet and wipe but ended up filling it in with black. Was out of white and I know there are all different colors of pins LOL . grabbing for straws here. Should I lay one down along the cake? then stand the other two up? Maybe the black one lay down? The other two has his name and the other one has happy birthday written on it. Will melted chocolate hold the cookies against the buttercream bowling ball ? If not how else should I get it to stay. I do have about a 2 inch outer edge cake board so I can also glue it down on the bottom too.
I'm getting tired and have another cake to do as well.
The only reason I"m doing these cakes is because we celebrated our Christmas Sunday.
And while I'm at it I'll through in another question :)
I could sure use advice on making flat animals, people, or whatever. I have a cricit but limited to cartridges. So I do some royal icing transfers , 3D and fondant cut outs with computer copies all cut up like puzzle pieces and then each piece cut and put picture back together with fondant cutouts. BUT that is so time consuming not to mention frustrating working with little pieces and the knife. Is there another way or any tips on how to to do these things?
Thanks for any help and