How Do I Support 3D Numbers And Letters On My Cakes???

Decorating By MarisParis Updated 12 Mar 2012 , 2:04pm by jena2727

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MarisParis Posted 12 Mar 2012 , 1:40pm
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Every time I see a freestanding fondant/gumpaste number or monogram on a cake, I wonder, how on earth did they make it stand up like that?? I don't see any supports, no icing...
Does anyone have suggestions for me? Is wire covered in fondant and then a letter or number formed? If that is the case, what kind of wire?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! icon_confused.gif

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justliloleme Posted 12 Mar 2012 , 1:56pm
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I use wire or toothpicks to stand them up.

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jena2727 Posted 12 Mar 2012 , 2:04pm
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I insert a toothpick into the bottom when it's still soft, leave flat to dry, once dry it should hold it's shape while standing.

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