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Decorating By Lalady Updated 10 Mar 2009 , 7:05am by lostincake

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Lalady Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:10pm
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I have an order for a wedding cake with Fleur Di Lis on the sides and a large one for the topper. My plan was to use fondant and a silicon mold to make them. I would attach the small FDL's to the sides using royal icing. My idea for the topper would be to make 2 FDL's then attach them back to back with a dowl rod between the two to insert into the cake. But, the more I think about it...would the solid fondant shapes be too heavy? I was thinking of using the mold with rice crispy treats then covering in fondant.

I'm new to using fondant molds & rice crispy treats. I'm open to all suggestions!

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Ballymena Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 5:21pm
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The fondant won't be too heavy if it's not too thick.

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kakeladi Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 6:00pm
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No it won't be too heavy. Go for iticon_smile.gif

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KawaiiCakeCook Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 6:52am
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Be careful with rice crispy treats they can be heavier than you think. The first time I used them as a sculpted topper I thought they would be light as air, they ended up squishing the cake. I'd do a test run if you intent to use snap crackle and pop.

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lostincake Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 7:05am
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I guess it would depend on how big the topper would be but generally, fondant figures and such are really not that heavy.

I made this "40" topper and worried that it would be too heavy but it wasn't.


It was a good 4" tall and was just fine. I didn't even use dowels underneath.

But as KawaiiCakeCook pointed out, you could always test it. HTH.

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