I am trying to think of a way to make some 3D/stand up tiki torches & palm trees for cupcakes. They can't really be be done the same way you would a cake. Hmmmm..... Any ideas?
AYou can make them flat from chocolate and stick them in, that's the opposite of 3d though isn't it.
Why not build them on a lolipop/cake pop stick? If they aren't super heavy they should work
I'm fiddling with ideas....At the moment I have the trunks & tiki torches made on some longish toothpicks with 1/2 the toothpick showing so I can sink it into the cupcake. They are turning out the right size & are thin enough to visually look good - I'm just not sure if I'm digging using a toothpick. I've heard of people using raw spaghetti to hold things together - I wonder if being placed in a cake would soften it too much. Hmmmmmm....
By the way - thanks for responding. :)
Raw spaghetti will not be strong enough. Spaghetti is very fragile.
I use spaghetti for figurines all the time and insert it into cake. Not once has anyone said the spaghetti broke or got soft... Having said that, a filled cake is usually slightly more dense than a cupcake, but then again, your toppers will likely be much smaller than you would put on a cake. I would rather use spaghetti than a toothpick in a cupcake, just to be on the safe side, and I don't believe it will go soft. It wouldn't be nice to eat, but would do less damage than a toothpick if it were to be swallowed!