Need Help!

Decorating By eccl1-12 Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 2:52pm by Stitches

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eccl1-12 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:29am
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Ok, so I have a wedding cake coming up and most of it I am ok with but on the front of it are supposed to be two Marine swords crossed with a plaque in the middle holding them that says United States Marine Corps. This is a non-cake sort-of focal point piece that attaches to the front of the cake. I carefully carved them out of styrofoam and today I went to cover them with fondant. As soon as I laid the fondant onto the piece the handles of the swords broke off.

What I ended up doing was making new blades out of gumpaste/fondant mix with a skewer to poke into the styrofoam middle and the same with the two handles. I am just not sure if the gumpaste parts- especially the handles because they come out the bottom part- will actually stay on. I thought maybe with the help of RI? Any ideas please please please!

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ptanyer Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:43am
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Maybe using wilton melts instead of RI? Dries quicker and structurally holds better IMO.

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Stitches Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 2:52pm
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I'm a little late to this...........but I always use melted chocolate or candy melts as my "glue" for everything. It's the perfect medium because you can put your items/cake in the cooler and it won't melt. It also won't give out in a hot room either.

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