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kirkandpetal Thu 31-May-18 14:27:40

I'm arranging a cake for a class end of term party, and the costco cakes are good value and a good size to feed the number of people we have going. I am not really wanting any decoration on the cake, instead I am planing to make a card flag with each of the kids names on it which will be glued to a skewer and then inserted into the cake.

Does anyone know what the icing is like - is it royal icing or soft? It doesn't say on the site and the phone is ringing out when I try to contact them. My concern is that if it is soft icing, the skewers may wobble about (although I plan on putting them in last minute) whereas if it was royal icing, they might be a bit more secure as it's a bit stiffer. If I keep the cake in the fridge beforehand, might that help? Hope this all makes sense!

any help appreciated!

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StormTreader Thu 31-May-18 14:29:23

I think the ones I've had were soft. TBH though they are so ridiculously delicious that its worth taking the risk! grin

CraftyGin Thu 31-May-18 14:30:08

Soft and fluffy

BikeRunSki Thu 31-May-18 14:30:52


BlueUggs Thu 31-May-18 14:30:59

Yes, soft.

Alpacages Thu 31-May-18 14:31:46

Soft, it’s not like the icing on supermarket cakes. They are delicious though.

Cakeandmarshmallows Thu 31-May-18 14:32:21

Yeah like others said soft but I reckon you would be able to stick the flags in ok n I think it's a lovely idea!

BikeRunSki Thu 31-May-18 14:32:58

If you are worried about wobbly flags, put them on bbq bamboo skewers and make them deeper into the cake.

kirkandpetal Thu 31-May-18 15:02:29

Thanks all, I thought it might be soft but the price is so good, worth doing I think!!

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smashhits90s Thu 31-May-18 17:58:59

Cut a straw and put that in the cake and put the bamboo skewer into the straw. It will hold.

BrazzleDazzleDay Thu 31-May-18 19:24:57

They're pretty thick so should be ok anyway. I bloody love a costco cake

kirkandpetal Thu 31-May-18 19:37:12

Thanks re advice on straw. Feeling bit more positive about doing his now!!

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kirkandpetal Mon 18-Jun-18 14:07:01

just in case anyone, anywhere has the same dilemma (unlikely but you never know) - the bamboo kebab skewer things were perfect in the Costco cake. I put them just ahead of the party starting and they stayed in place for a good 4 hours until I took them out again.

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herecomesthsun Tue 14-May-19 21:01:22

Aha inspiration!!

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