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!!
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...
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.
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?