tirby Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 12:47am
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I am new to this forum so first hello to all. icon_biggrin.gif
My son is going to be going to a computer tec college
and we will be giving him a BIG going away party. I wanted to make the computer cake I saw in the Wilton yearbook in 2004.
Just looking for advice or maybe a few tricks of the trade to help me out before I start. Thanks in advance and happy decorating.

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flayvurdfun Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 1:07pm
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I have to wish you luck on that one. I have looked at it and looked at it and scared to try it!! I know I know its only a cake, but man oh man! But I am sure you will get lots and lots of tips in a few hours once the regular people get on.... good luck and when you do it, post it on this site...I am sure everyone would love to see it! And learn something too!

sgirvan Posted 30 Mar 2005 , 5:38pm
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Hi, are you talking about the computer in the2003 year book as I couldn't find one in the 2004. I read through the directions and it actually doesn't appear to be too hard because it is mostly square. I would use the mm fondant as it will be very expensive to use that much Wilton fondant. Instead of making the chocholates for the keyboard keys, I would just use fondant as well. Make sure you stack and fill your 4 10 incch cakes and then freeze them before sculpting them, it makes it easier. I don't have much advise for you but I think that you will do great and please post results after.

tirby Posted 24 Jul 2005 , 9:30pm
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For thoes who would like to see how it FINALLY turned out. I have posted a picture of the COMPUTER cake in the galleries. Key word computer.
Thanks a bunch.

DesignsbyD Posted 24 Jul 2005 , 9:51pm
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I just looked at the cake, WOW that came out really good. How was it to make ? and hints or suggestions you can share with us?

Also Welcome to CC, this is the best website all the ladies and man (The last I knew we only had one male member) *GRINNING* are so helpful!
Enjoy

tirby Posted 25 Jul 2005 , 1:52pm
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I agree the help here is great!
Now the cake was from the 2003 year book.
I used 2-14" for the bottom and a cake dummy 1-8" for the swivel. And 4-10" for the monitor. (one of those cut on the diagonal for the look)
Mimi egg for the mouse.
Laminated paper for the screen.
MMF for the covering and mouse cord.
14'x3' piece of MMF covered cardboard for the keys to sit on.
I have the Stress Free Support System so stacking it was "STRESS FREE" lol (I so love it)
Because I just couldnt see serving a 3 or 4 layer piece of cake( won't fit the desert plate) I chose to put a piece of cardboard between the layers in the monitor. So the cake would only be 2 layers when cut and served. It was no big deal to serve it like that.
We hung cd's from the celing for the decorations.
He Loved it

abbey Posted 25 Jul 2005 , 2:10pm
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I love this it turned out so great. My husband works in IT so I may have to attempt something like this sometime.

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