Also, although I left my fondant "2" out on the counter to dry for a week, when I put it on the cake, the top spiral fell off and the bottom of the "2" broke in 2 pieces. I tried reattaching the spiral with a toothpick, which looked crummy (see pic) and fell off minutes later. The broken bottom could be concealed.
The cake looked ok, but after spending so much time and effort, I was so diappointed that it looked like it was tipping and that the topper wasn't how I had prepared it. I'm obviously just a mom trying to make fun, memorable cakes for my kids, but was hoping you could give me some suggestions to avoid incidents like these in the future. I would so appreciate any advice anyone can offer! Thank you so much!