vivedcreations Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 9:57pm
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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!
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cakes47 Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:03pm
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This is fantastic!!! I can't imagine having a waterfall go through a cake!!
I'm anxious to see the ''real'' cake now!!!
Good luck!!!

Doug Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:03pm
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ok...i'm impressed!!

and you're going to draw up the plans so we can all see how you did aren't you??? please????

moptop Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:07pm
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what a super cool idea! would love to see the video as well.... great job!

Sunshine93 Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:08pm
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Wow! icon_eek.gif That's incredible!! I can't wait to see the real cake!!!

revel Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:09pm
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Fabulous! I can't wawit to hear what the wedding guests have to say! The bride will love it!

khoudek Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:10pm
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Wow! Very classy!!!

mgdqueen Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:13pm
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Incredible!

megankennedy Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:13pm
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that's crazy! great job! thumbs_up.gif

lapazlady Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:18pm

That is really impressive. I can't wait to see the real cake. Great job!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:19pm

I'm intrigued! How will you do it so the real cake doesn't get wet? I can't work that out - impressive!

lilkimberb Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:21pm

Totally Amazing. That looks beautiful!!!!!!!

aidee Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:21pm

Wow!!!!!!!!! that is amazing, can't wait to see the final pictures!

bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:23pm

icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif WOW!!! That is SOOOO cool!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:31pm

Wow! I had wondered whatever became of that idea. That is so cool!

All I have to say is, "Duff, check this out!!"

SILVERCAT Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:36pm

AWESOME! I can't wait to see the video!

tw1nkle Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:37pm

Wow - that is cool! Really is a one of a kind cake...the guests will surely be taking about it for a long time!

kbrown99 Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:40pm

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!!!! thumbs_up.gif Can't wait to see the one you do for the wedding itself.

aine2 Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:40pm

Excellent! thumbs_up.gif

MelZ Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:41pm

Wow! What a cool idea!

eriksmom Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:49pm

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!

bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 10:54pm

Yes, I just have to know -- How did you do that?? I'm asking for everyone of course! icon_wink.gif We (I) want to know about the stand, the waterfall, the construction, etc. etc. In short, everything!! Oh please, do tell... icon_smile.gif

vivedcreations Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 11:12pm

Okay everyone here is the link to the video.

http://www.viv-edcreations.com/waterfallweddingcake.html

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!

vivedcreations Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 11:20pm

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.

vivedcreations Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 11:47pm

Let's try this link instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkFrV8glnyc

ShirleyW Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 11:51pm

Hey, Hey, look what you did! That is pretty fabulous. I would love to see it in person and in action.

kbrown99 Posted 3 Mar 2007 , 11:55pm

I say again, AWESOME JOB!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Jessmar Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 12:01am

WOW I'm amazed - that is so cool!!!! I love it!!!

Ursula40 Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 12:07am

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

vivedcreations Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 12:11am

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.

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