Help! Fondant Topper

Decorating By Manasvig29 Updated 8 Sep 2015 , 11:52am by Magda_MI

Manasvig29 Posted 7 Sep 2015 , 7:20am
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I need to put a fondant alphabet topper on a cake.  I have made these before and inserted them in cakes using skewers or sticks. However this time I had to make a cursive letter "V". I made the V and it has dried up well. I also inserted 2 sticks in it. But I just realised that if I do insert these sticks into the cake, there is a chance they may slide and cut through the cake because they are diagonal and not vertical!! Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent that please!!

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julia1812 Posted 7 Sep 2015 , 11:23am
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If I make fondant letters which you upright on  a cake I roll the fondant out as thin as possible and I also add cmc to the fondant. I insert the toothpicks before the letters dry with a bit of edible glue rubbed on and only by about 1/4 of an inch or so. Like that I can insert the toothpick vertical.  Never had a problem of a letter falling of a toothpick.  By the time it's dry it's bonded together very well.

Hope my way of describing it makes any sence...

julia1812 Posted 7 Sep 2015 , 11:25am
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Oh, if you don't have time to redo it you could use flower wire inserted in each *branch* of the v and join/twist the 2 wires together at the bottom. Insert wire in a straw and then in the cake.

Magda_MI Posted 8 Sep 2015 , 11:52am
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Can you cut off one of the sticks, and use the other to insert it at an angle, so you just poke one straight hole in the cake?

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