Hello! I have been hired to make a cake for a 50th wedding anniversary reception. This will be my first cake for cash!
I bought a regular wedding cake topper because I liked it better than all of the 50th anniversary ones. But, I still want to get a gold 50 on the topper somehow. I think it looks better in real life than in this pic but you get the idea. (Sorry about the junk in the background, I was in a hurry). Anyway, I was thinking I could either replace the dangling heart with a 50 or I could poke something onto bottom. I also have a few little gold flowers I can add if needed. Anyway, what should I make the 50 out of? I thought of jewelry wire but I'm afraid it doesn't go too well with the topper. I tried writing 50 with a gold paint pen on Shrinky Dinks but it looked yucky. My only other thoughts were to cut an actual 5 and a 0 out of shrinky dinks, then paint them gold after they shrink. Or to use polymer clay. Any other ideas? Oh, the little crystal heart that I'm thinking of taking off (the hanging one) is only about an inch tall, if that big.
Thanks so much for any thoughts!