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50th Birthday cake dilemma...

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I've got a 50th birthday cake to make. I know what its gonna look like (hopefully) but I've got a dilemma. I ordered some number cutters, they arrived today and are a bit on the small side at 3.3cm tall. The cake is going to be 7". I put the 50 cutter in the tin and it just doesn't look right. 

 

Any ideas what size would be better? I found patchwork cutters but they're either 2.5cm or 10cm which is way too big. Im struggling to find something. Doesn't have to be a cutter, I am willing to go with something that sticks in the cake like a diamante sign. 

 

Just want it to look perfect!

 

Thanks :)

post #2 of 6

why don't you print some on your computer and then use it as a template. cut the paste with an exacto knife. I have done this many times

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I had thought about it but the with the 0 being so round I don't think id cut it perfect enough. Might have to have a practice run.

post #4 of 6
I would make a template too, I use them all the time! If you don't think you can cut it out then why don't you use an extruder or make thin sausages by hand and roll them into the numbers/letters you want.
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Jenna1588 View Post

I had thought about it but the with the 0 being so round I don't think id cut it perfect enough. Might have to have a practice run.

 

You could make "block" or calligraphy style numbers so that you're not trying to cut out a complete oval all in one smooth stroke. Or use a template for the 5 if you think you can cut that out all right and use anything round or oval -- biscuit cutters (they come in so many different sizes), letter O or egg-shaped cutter, shot glass, apple corer -- for the zero.  Trace around the inside edge of a small oval picture frame or mat, or the outside of an oval pillbox or jewelry/treasure box.  Trace around number shape refrigerator magnets or any similar toy, or grocery-store number candles.  If you have time for shopping, take a look at stencils in the scrapbooking and painting aisles of the craft store. 

 

Or make a whole bunch of small circles with a straw, and form the numbers out of them like a "dotted" font.  Use your too-small cutters but put the cutouts on top of a simple-shape "plaque" base -- maybe multiple layers -- so that overall it is bigger.  Use a plaque with the numbers written on with food coloring markers, or rubber-stamped on -- scrapbooking-style stamps work fine with food coloring, just don't use ones that have already been used with non-edible inks!

 

Use a computer-printed template as a guide for piping melted-chocolate numbers.  It's easy to make a couple dozen, pick the one that came out best, and then re-melt the rejects to be used for something else. :)

 

Hope something there seems doable. :)

 

Holly

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi Holly.

 

Thanks for the idea but I've sorted it now. I've ordered some edible numbers online. :)

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