Cake Topper

Decorating By welder Updated 31 Jan 2012 , 4:34am by grandmomof1

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welder Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 3:39am
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Can anyone tell me how to make the number "13" for a cake topper? I need it about 4" tall. I need it for Friday night so I need to come up with something quick. it will have to have something to stick in the cake to hold it up.
Thanks for your help

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Herekittykitty Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 3:45am
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Either cut or model it out of gum paste. Make it thick enough to insert a skewer while still fresh. Let it dry for several days and it will be firm enough to stand.

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sillywabbitz Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 3:57am
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Print out the number in the size and font you like. Then place a piece of parchment or wax paper over the print out. Roll out a long snake out of fondant mixed with gumtex or tylose. Then shape the snake to follow your print out. As mentioned, insert a skewer at the bottom of each number, The 3 is tricky because it's curved along the bottom. Plan to add small balls of fondant or flowers to the base of the 3 to help hide the skewer. Give them a couple of days to dry. Also make 2 of each, if you don't you'll break one. If you do, you won't break it and you'll have a spare seticon_smile.gif

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grandmomof1 Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 4:34am
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I roll out a rope and shape it into numbers. Insert skewers into bottom and let dry. Super easy and I have several pictures in my photos.

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