I am quite new to this site (just joined this morning) and I have a question about an upcoming cake I have to do for a client. I am doing a three tiered Toy Story cake that is partially fondant and partially buttercream icing. She has provided the Toy Story figurines that has to be put on each layer. The potato head pieces shouldn't be a problem as they will stick in the side but the Woody and slinky dog and such will prove to be a bit more difficult.
I have to deliver this cake to the YMCA that is only a half an hour away from me. I don't plan on stacking the cake until I get there (as I have had an issue with a three tiered cake in travels) and I am not sure how I am going to get the plastic figurines to stay standing on the cake. I need to deliver the cake around 3:30 but they won't see it for an hour or so after since they are swimming first. Any pointers? Greatly appreciated!!
Maybe a small, discreet blob of buttercream, mixed to "museum putty" consistency?
Thanks for the advice James
I'm surprised none of the pros have chimed in with any better idea. And please keep in mind, I'm not a professional baker, and neither do I play one on television. Still, what I suggested is what I'd do in the unlikely event I found myself in a similar situation (although I don't anticipate encountering one myself; my cakes tend to be much simpler).
Don't put them on until you get there? Drill a little hole big enough for the point of toothpick to fit, and stand them up that way? Royal icing them on?
I had the same dilemna last week & posted the same question. I ended up using melted chocolate & the plastic figures didn't move at all.
Could you glue them onto a small circle of cake cardboard and then when they are dried and attached firmly cover the board with a fondant circle or something that coordinates with the design, then place it when you are done stacking? woah, run on sentence....
AI have stuck figures on with a blob of extra stiff royal cing and the didn't budge once the icing had set. Hope this helps
I swear by melted chocolate! That is my go-to glue! If you buy the Merkens candy melts, you may even be able to colour co-ordinate just in case some shows thru!
Thank you everybody for your advice!! I think with all these ideas, I should have it covered. I don't plan on stacking the cake or putting the figurines on until I get to the party that way we don't have a "fall over" mishap! Had that happen once before. Never again. I can't wait to do this cake and take pictures. If it comes out the way I have it in my head, it is going to be adorable.
Again thanks everybody!!