I have bee asked by a client to make a number 1 cake for her daughters birthday, but she wants it standing up rather than laying down. It really concerns me for many reasons, so wondered if anyone has ever made one, how did it transport, is there a tutorial anywhere and do you have any tips?
Any help gratefully received x
Cut the number out of gumpaste and leave it to dry. You can use fondant but takes longer to dry. Put a candy stick/dowel into the cake and attach the number to it with royal icing or buttercream. Done this hundreds of times with no issues, transports fine. :)
Thank you for the reply, but its the whole cake she wants standing upright, not just a gumpaste number :)
Sorry I read your post wrong lol! I would tell her no. You can't do it, you would need something like a custom built frame support inside. Something like that would be too much work to build and then very tricky to decorate and too fragile to transport.
I would use/make a cake board with an inserted center dowel (so it's standing up by itself) then stack as many cake squares or rounds as you need (you didn't say how many servings), inserting a board every 5-6 inches if it should be that high with dowel support and an extended board for the top part where the "1" bends to the left.
I think it should be do-able, my initial thought when I read your question was like @julia1812 's idea.
This was discussed previously as well. Check out this link:
Thank you everyone. I can totally see the cake in the link wold work, but on a stress level as its got to travel 25 miles, iced in fondant and i dont think if i made the top "fake" there would be enough portions i am going to say it needs to be a traditional number 1 - laying down!
however i intend to give it a go on one of my own kids birthdays that has a 1 in it!
Thank you so much xxx!