Decorating By bntbushnell Updated 6 Oct 2009 , 4:16pm by jammjenks

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bntbushnell Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 3:49pm
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I need to make a #21 to go on top of my daughters birthday cake....
how do I make it, and what should I make it out of..

thanks, Tracy

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sadsmile Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 3:56pm
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Easy peasy!
You can hand roll a snake from gum paste with tapered ends and shape it into the number you need. insert a toothpick part way into the bottom and let it dry. Insert into the cake after decorating. thumbs_up.gif

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Rosie2 Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 4:11pm
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I always use cookie cutters but they are not that big. If you want to make a big 21 I think you can make it out of gumpaste, but I've never done one.
Maybe the experts can help you soon.
Good luck!

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Texas_Rose Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 4:14pm
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Sadsmile is right, that's the easiest way to do it. I use a plastic lollipop stick if it's a heavy piece, because it's sturdier than a toothpick. It would look really neat to make some bow loops and then have the 21 coming out of the top of the bow.

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jammjenks Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 4:16pm
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You can certainly do it as sadsmile said.

Another option is to use a chocolate mold and make them similar to suckers.

You can also print out a font you like and use it as a template to cut flat (thick) pieces of gumpaste/fondant. If you do, then you can insert a sucker stick/toothpick before it dries. If you waited too long and it gets dry, you could also use chocolate to attach a sucker stick to the back.

Royal icing is another option, but I've never done it.

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