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I am making my son's Kung Fu Panda cake in a few weeks and the toys I bought to use as toppers are much heavier than I thought. I assume I will need to support the toys with dowels but I've never done that before. What's the easiest way to approach this? Will I need a cake board or something underneath? Thank you in advance for any suggestions. I've tried seaching but I have not found the answer.
post #2 of 9
If I was in your position, since I cannot sculpt my way out of a paper bag, I would try not use items that would sink. If that was not avoidable, I would use a board to support the items but disguise it with icing so it could not be seen. I've done this with a wedding cake topper that was heavy. But I am not commercial so I'm interested in what others suggest. thumbs_up.gif
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post #3 of 9
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Thank you and I feel the same way about my sculpting skills. I had no idea when I ordered them online that they were going to be the size of my hand! lol
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I WOULD USE A CAKE BOARD OR STYROFORMA ND DECORATE IT PLACE ALL THE TOYS WHERE U WANTS THEM AND SECURE THEM TO THE BOARD THEN USE THE DOWEL ROODS UNDER THE CAKE BOARD OR SYROFOAM IF U DONT HAVE DOWELS U CAN USE STRAWS I SUALLY DO THIS IF SOMETHING IS TO HEAVY FOR MY CAKES IM NOT GOOD AT SCULPTING EITHER AND I USE ALOT OF TOYS IN MY CAKES
post #5 of 9
Any time I put toppers of any kind on my cakes I use cake boards and I like to use bubble straws under these items

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post #6 of 9
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I'm probably showing how new I am to this, but when I serve take the boards off to serve the cake... will the icing stick to it? icon_redface.gif
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by bohemiagetsajob

will the icing stick to it?



Not if you wait until the icing is crusted or use waxed paper underneath the board.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by CWR41

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Originally Posted by bohemiagetsajob

will the icing stick to it?



Not if you wait until the icing is crusted or use waxed paper underneath the board.



ditto
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks everyone! I really appreciate your suggestions.
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