How To "glue" Letters Onto Figurines

Decorating By rsquared02 Updated 21 Mar 2013 , 8:30pm by milkmaid42

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rsquared02 Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 3:05pm
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Good morning all!  I'm making a Word World cake for a friend.  In the show, all of the barnyard animals are made out of the letters spelling what they are, for example the dog body is the letters DOG.  I figured I couldn't manage making the letters look like the animals, so I made figurines and cut out the letters to attach to them.  I've attached most of the letters with gum glue...BUT (you knew that was coming right?!?)


1)  Some of the letters won't stay.  My ant in particular is being a PITA.  Is there something stronger, or stickier than gum glue I could use?


2)  There are shiny spots where the gum glue is.  I wasn't as careful as I should have been, I guess.  I thought it would dry.  Any fix for that?  At this point, I'm not sure if I should kind of paint them with the gum glue so that at least if they are shiny, it's all shiny, not patchy.  


Thanks so much!!  

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tarttokig Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 7:03pm
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I had the same problem with edible glue once, and realized it was because I used too much. When I used less it worked a lot better. I don't know how your letters look but maybe you could use a little royal icing as glue instead?

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milkmaid42 Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 8:30pm
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You can use a dab of melted white chocolate as glue. I spray a little canned air at the site if I want it to dry rapidly. Or, if you are dissatisfied with the figures, you might try to make them with the color flow method. That is what I did with the Word World cake I made.


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Good luck, it is a fun program and the kids surely do love it. (Adults, too, I might add!)



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