Flag Pole Construction

Decorating By AmyWynne Updated 16 Jul 2012 , 11:58pm by DeniseNH

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AmyWynne Posted 16 Jul 2012 , 6:20pm
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I am making a cake with an american flag on it that will be standing up. Is there anyway to make the flag pole edible? And if not, and I use a lollipop stick or a wooden skewer, how do I get the gumpaste to adhere to it. I have tried before and the flag must be to heavy or something because it rips off of the pole. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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cheatize Posted 16 Jul 2012 , 11:01pm
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Depending on the size of the flag, you could coat a pretzel stick in chocolate.

To get anything to stand up in a cake, put a skewer through it and skewer it down into the bottom board.

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DeniseNH Posted 16 Jul 2012 , 11:58pm
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That's a great idea. Cut your cake board out of 1/2" foamcore then purchase a flag - sharpen the end in a pencil sharpener. Wash the flag stick off well with antiseptic soap, insert into a straw cut to the level of the top of the cake. Insert the pointed end of the stick (bottom) into the cake and down through the foamcore.

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