Eloping couple ordered a 9" buttercream cake with a travel sign pole in it. I was going to use a dowel wrapped in fondant to make the pole...but no idea how best to get the signs to stick. Make them of fondant?
Can't have them falling off! Suggestions?
Make the signs out of a 50:50 gum paste/:fondant mix, dry them first and then attach them with edible glue. If the signs are thin (light) enough it will be no problem to attach them
Melted white chocolate will stick them on and dry like cement.
if you wanted an edible pole you could dip a pretzel rod into the melted choco already suggested
GAH! I wish I had checked this before making the pole! I lOVE the pretzel idea! Well...I drilled a hole and put a dowel in. I'm really bad at smoothly covering a dowel, it always looks lumpy from trying to roll it. Any tips?
I also did the 50/50 fondant-gum paste for the signs. About to attach them. Wish me luck!
best to you! i mean if you run into difficulty you could even use a wire or embroidery thread for insurance -- wind it one from one side down and up the other side and over -- side to side and have it make a little 'x' where it crosses in front -- would add to the eccentricity of the sign