I really need to know, how can i insert a wired rocking horse, like in the photo below safely into a cake and also securely so that it will not tear the fondant and fall over?
Thanks very much for any help that can be given, i really appreciate it!!!
Many Thanks :)
i would make it double sided -- y'know make two of them joined at the top and apart at the bottom so it could stand better -- then just a few carefully placed skewers would make it secure placed down into the cake possibly carefully piercing the bottom board (of the top tier) the skewers i would build into the rockers so they dried in there -- you could only do one in each rocker if you want it to pierce the bottom board -- otherwise you run the risk of it cracking as thin as it is -- or make holes in the rockers where the skewers would fit after it dries --
then it totally works to have it open at the bottom like a real rocking horse would be with two rungs/rockers on the bottom --
that would be most secure way that i can think of
I think I understand what you are saying...
so stick 2 together but just by sticking the top together and have the bottoms apart like a 3d rocking horse
but I don't quite understand how I would pierce the board with the skewers?
thanks so much for your response!
this type of double sided rocking horse but you don't even have to make all the adjoining pieces in the middle -- just rest them against each other at the top -- in fact after it dries i would probably sand off the top edge on each one so they rest together easy -- you could toss the saddle over both of them though --
that is a very lean rocking horse -- i would fatten him up a bit
i use the long shish ka bob bamboo skewers for barbeque-ing -- so if you have one end stuck into the rocker -- as you sink it all into the cake at the correct angle, you can carefully make it go all the way down into the board with the pointy end -- you have to be careful to not crack the piece but you can do it if you're careful --
but again that rocking horse is quite thin so a fatter rocker would be to your advantage --
just depends on how much security you need -- you could place that tier on top of a piece of 1" or 1/2" foam the same size as the cake and decorate it as if it were part of the tier -- so the skewer would hit a softer easier medium to sink into --
depending on how you make it you might only need one skewer -- my mind is traveling sixty different ways thinking of all the variables -- feel free to ask me a question...
Thanks a lot , going to do a practice horse with a practise 6" cake and try a few things, I use the thick cake boards which are quite tough so I don't think I would get a skewer through it without cracking the horse
use foam under the cake like a mini layer or use a different type of board or something like that is what you need to do to make it safe secure stay upright and not tear up the icing --
i mean if you can place it on there on there after delivery that's easier of course ----
the problem with that particular horse is it's bigger than the top of the tier so that's more of an engineering thing --
hey it might be stuck to the back of the r and y baby block, huh -- and the rocker could have a big huge tab on it that could sink into the cake firmly -- that'd be more secure to then also stick it onto the blocks --