Standing Gumpaste/fondant Figures For Cakes????

Decorating By Jody130 Updated 31 May 2012 , 3:05pm by Jody130

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Jody130 Posted 30 May 2012 , 3:53pm
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I need to make a couple for a upcoming cake and it will be made from gumpaste, can someone help with the the support structure for them to stand up on top of the cake?? I've looked for tutorials but most are sitting figures, any help would be greatly appreciated

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cakemama2010 Posted 30 May 2012 , 8:51pm
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I would use wires wrapped in gumpaste for their legs and leave several inches of the wire sticking out of the feet so you can just stick it down into the cake. Use heavier gauge wire. And maybe don't attach the figures to the cake till you set up at the venue.

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kakeladi Posted 31 May 2012 , 1:24am
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Depending on the size and shape you could use candy sucker sticks or skewers (kabob sticks). As the other poster said, leave several inches extend so you can push that into the cake.

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icer101 Posted 31 May 2012 , 1:39am
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I use pastilage to make stand up figures and i use thin skewers. I build the figures on a piece of styrofoam and leave 3-4 inches to go down thru cake. i let them dry on the styrofoam and ready to put on the cake. I position them on the styrofoam as i want them to be on the cake. You can see ace of cake , cake in my pics. a girl model , etc. This works great for me.hth

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Jody130 Posted 31 May 2012 , 3:05pm
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Thanks everyone for your help, I will try and hopefully it will work out!!
Thanks again, much appreciated

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