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Bow standing on the corner of the cake

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My apologies,

Seems that whatever I have typed was not attached along with the picture. This was my initial question:

I just saw this cake and was wondering how does the bow stay attached to the corner of the to tier.

I'm assuming the bow is made of gumpaste and a skewer or toothpick was inserted in it during the drying process. However my cakes are generally moist and i'm thinking at room temperature, while the cake is being fisplayed, the skewer might rip the side of the cake.

Any ideas?
Tnx
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No matter how moist a cake is, it should not be ripped out by inserting a skewer the way you just described, which actually, i think the best way to do it, that cake is covered in fondant. An alternative is to use edible glue but im not sure if u can get it into an angle like that.
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You could try attaching the bow to a long skewer a inserting it on a angle maybe???

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I think like you said, there might be a toothpick stuck in the middle. I have a hard time believing that was stuck with edible glue, cause its really on an angle.

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For this I would just a long metal wire. I purchased thick wire at Tractor Supply.  I tried jewelry wire for things like this but it just wasn't strong enough.  Loop the tip when you insert it in the bow for better grip. Cut the wire so it goes through the entire top tier and even part of the bottom if the bow is on the heavy side.

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Thanks everyone! I guess I'll be trying both the skewer and the metal wire, and see which one works best
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please please DO NOT STICK A METAL WIRE IN YOUR CAKE!

 

now that I got that off my chest, I would do a skewer, and also a dab of melted white chocolate where the bow comes in contact with the cake. That way it's stuck from the inside and outside, just extra insurance.

 

Good luck.

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If you use foamcore plates under your cakes you can use a wooden shishkabob skewer.  The sharpened end will pierce the foamcore plate and stay wherever you put it then simply slide the bow (that has a hole in it) down over the skewer (once you get to the delivery location).  It won't go anywhere.  But I do know what you're talking about because I had extra large sugar peonies  on wooden skewers slice right through a wedding cake once - thankfully it was my granddaughters wedding so no one got mad at me but I was mortified.  Thought the light styro ball I used as the center would keep the weight down.  Reception was held in an old barn and each time someone walked past the cake the boards would give a little and jostle the cake stand it was on.  What a night that was.  Never so glad to see a cake be cut and served in my life.

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please please DO NOT STICK A METAL WIRE IN YOUR CAKE!

 

now that I got that off my chest, I would do a skewer, and also a dab of melted white chocolate where the bow comes in contact with the cake. That way it's stuck from the inside and outside, just extra insurance.

 

Good luck.

Why not sure a metal wire?  I see it used all the time on videos on youtube when making flowers.
Of course I tell the customer before I even make the cake if I will be using such a thing or not.

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Veronica1203. Metal is not a nontoxic material. I would use a wooden skewer dipped in a thin layer of white chocolate and allow for just a little were the bow meets the cake. But, above all roll your bow on the thinner side and use a mix of 50/50 fondant-gumpaste or 100 gumpaste. This when dry is lighter in weight.

Hope this helps,

Cakeymom
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Why not sure a metal wire?  I see it used all the time on videos on youtube when making flowers.

Of course I tell the customer before I even make the cake if I will be using such a thing or not.

Metal is not safe, also it can react with the ph of the cake and rust.
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Metal is not safe, also it can react with the ph of the cake and rust.

Ok thanks.  I didn't know that.  I just always see those little metal spiral things that are out at Michaels and other places by Duff Goldman that you can hang little jewels from that go into the cakes. I assumed those were food safe.  

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