Photoframe Stand Up

Decorating By kylz Updated 13 Feb 2012 , 12:33am by Soco119

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kylz Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 8:16am
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Hi there, I have a justin bieber cake to do this week and will use an edible image inside an icing frame, does anyone know how I can stand this frame up so its on a slight angle, I'm not sure if i would just replicate a whole frame including the back stand? any help would be greatly appreciated!

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icingimages Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 2:22pm
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You can place the image on gumpaste, design the frame around it with the gumpaste, once it drys you can stand it up any way you would like to.

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kylz Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 3:58pm
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Thanks for your help, Im not quite sure how exactly to stand it up, I want it on top of the cake. But what would i put behind it? If you get me icon_smile.gif

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xinue Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 5:34pm
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Hi kylz,
Whe I made this cake I used a gumpaste plaque and sort of a right triangle piece, wich after both where dry made the frame.
Make the triangle with the angle you want your frame to be.
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Price Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 5:54pm
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I have made a standing picture with a frame that stood on its own. I used a real picture frame that I already had as my guide. I cut a piece of fondant mixed with tylose powder to the size I wanted, probably about 3x5 or 4x6 I can't remember exactly. I attached an edible image to the fondant plaque. I cut strips the size I need for each side and top and bottom for the front of the frame and cut them so the corners were mitered. I then let them dry and then attached them to the front of the plaque.

I used the back piece (that props the frame up) from the real frame and used it as a templete to cut a piece for my edible frame. It was allowed to dry hard. I attached it to the frame with melted chocolate.

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icingimages Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 7:49pm
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You can also create a spike at the bottom of the frame that will stick in to the cake, then you wont see any back pegs.

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Soco119 Posted 13 Feb 2012 , 12:33am
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Hi I made this exact cake a few months back and originally made a backing on the frame for it to stand up just like a frame would. The front part turned out to be too heavy and started to bend back so i then stuck a wooden dowel down through the cakes and leaned the frame up against that, it worked perfectly! To make it more visually appealing from the back I sandwiched the dowel between two pieces of flattened gum paste to make it look like part of the frame. I don't have a pic from the back but here's my cake. Next time I would get the pic printed out a bit smaller so it wouldn't be so heavy. It's all trial and error for me at this point!


Edit: sorry can't attach pic from iPad but cake is in my gallery.

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