Standing Letters And Numbers

Decorating By Cobokans87 Updated 23 Jun 2010 , 10:07pm by Kitagrl

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Cobokans87 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 9:29pm
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What is the best way to make a gumpaste letter or number stand up on the top of a cake?

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poohsmomma Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 9:55pm
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I like to use a 50/50 gumpaste/fondant mix or fondant with some Tylose. I just form the letters-cutting them out or shaping them from fondant rolls-and push lollipop sticks or thin wooden craft sticks up through an upright portion. I lay them flat until they are dry/hard, flipping them over occasionally so both sides dry evenly.
Hope this helps.

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Kitagrl Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 10:07pm
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I also slide a couple toothpicks into it before drying, then it has more to anchor to the cake instead of just balancing it on top.

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