Big Ears

Decorating By Kirstio Updated 22 Jan 2021 , 11:02pm by SandraSmiley

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Kirstio Posted 21 Jan 2021 , 5:17pm
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Hi 

I’m so stuck. I’m making a gizmo cake! So he has big ears. But whenever I make big ears they always break on the cake.

I made them days ago. I put a wooden dowel on the back and secured with more icing. But the minute I put them into cake the weight causes them to break?

ive watched videos and that’s how they do it and they don’t break for them!!! 

I’m feeling cross with myself!!!! 

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jchuck Posted 21 Jan 2021 , 6:36pm
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Whenever I make something this big, I secure some light cardboard in between the fondant for support. I would probably use minimum of 2 wooden skewers to attach and hold the weight. And icing isn’t strong enough to secure to the cake. I use either melted chocolate or medium-stiff royal icing. Once either of those dry, they are hard as rock. Nothing moves. Hope this helps.

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SandraSmiley Posted 22 Jan 2021 , 11:01pm
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I would use gum paste or pastillage instead of fondant.  Either one is much stronger.  Like June said, I would use two long skewers and would anchor them inside the gum paste, in the fashion of the wire in a flower petal.

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SandraSmiley Posted 22 Jan 2021 , 11:02pm
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You could also use modeling chocolate, using the skewers in the same fashion.

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