Finally I got a picture taken of the real working waterfall I have been working on. This is a cake dummy for a bridal show I am doing next weekend. I still have a few more seashells to add but other than that I am done with this one. This was the second "waterfall" we made and have learned enough to now feel comfortable doing the real thing. The actual wedding is not until June and that cake will have a completely different look. I will posts pictures of that one later, but I wanted to go ahead and share this one. I am also trying to get a link of the video we took of the waterfall in action so I will post that when I get it. Thanks!
This is fantastic!!! I can't imagine having a waterfall go through a cake!!
I'm anxious to see the ''real'' cake now!!!
and you're going to draw up the plans so we can all see how you did aren't you??? please????
what a super cool idea! would love to see the video as well.... great job!
Wow! That's incredible!! I can't wait to see the real cake!!!
Fabulous! I can't wawit to hear what the wedding guests have to say! The bride will love it!
Wow! Very classy!!!
that's crazy! great job!
That is really impressive. I can't wait to see the real cake. Great job!
I'm intrigued! How will you do it so the real cake doesn't get wet? I can't work that out - impressive!
Totally Amazing. That looks beautiful!!!!!!!
Wow!!!!!!!!! that is amazing, can't wait to see the final pictures!
WOW!!! That is SOOOO cool!!!
Wow! I had wondered whatever became of that idea. That is so cool!
All I have to say is, "Duff, check this out!!"
AWESOME! I can't wait to see the video!
Wow - that is cool! Really is a one of a kind cake...the guests will surely be taking about it for a long time!
WOW!!! If you don't mind sharing trade secrets, I would love to know how you did that. Though, to be honest, I doubt I could do it myself. Awesome job!!!! Can't wait to see the one you do for the wedding itself.
Wow! What a cool idea!
Incredible! Oh, you've got to share your plans for that one! You realize you have just started the coolest new trend. Can't wait to see the June cake and the video!
Yes, I just have to know -- How did you do that?? I'm asking for everyone of course! We (I) want to know about the stand, the waterfall, the construction, etc. etc. In short, everything!! Oh please, do tell...
Okay everyone here is the link to the video.
Thank you all for your comments, it is truly appreciated!
As far as design...my step-dad helped bring my vision to reality. The actual "waterfall" is made from acrylic, there is a hose coming out of the bowl into the pump and up through a hose to the top of the waterfall. (The hoses are not inside the cake) I did not want the hoses running throught the cake. On the back I cut out a notch where the hose runs up the back. On the cake dummy, I just put the top tier on top of the hose (also in a notch), but on the actual cake I will use a cake plate to cover the hose and the top tier will be elevated. I put some cheap plastic I found in the craft department at Wal-Mart on the botton of the acrylic to help force the water down into the bowl and not the cake. As far as water getting on the cake, we made the sides of the acrylic pretty high to help eliminate this problem. There is a minor splashing problem in front of the bowl when the water from the waterfall hits the water in the bowl, but it is very minimal. As far as the stand, in this picture I just have the cake dummy sitting on two styrofoam dummies under a sheet for picture purposes to elevate it above the bowl. For the real cake my step-dad has a made a box for the cake to sit on and which will also house the pump and hoses. I think that is about it, sorry to keep rambling. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Well, it seems that the link is not working properly. It did at first but now I'm having problems. I will re-post when I have it working again.
Let's try this link instead:
Hey, Hey, look what you did! That is pretty fabulous. I would love to see it in person and in action.
I say again, AWESOME JOB!!!
WOW I'm amazed - that is so cool!!!! I love it!!!
Oh WOW WOW WOW. Any plans for the construction drawn up? I'm trying to picture the setup in my mind, but having trouble with it. This is sooo awesome, absolutely mind boggling
Sorry, I don't have anything drawn up, we kind of just did trial and error. The acrylic is stair-stepped and I just decided I wanted the first stair to sit back in the middle cake about an inch and then the rest just resulted from that. The cake will actually be cut like the stairsteps also to allow for the acrylic to sit on and on the cake. This is the part that my step-dad did for me, I just told him what I wanted and he went from there.