susanmm23 Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 5:56pm
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ok i need a creative idea for an incredibles cake. my sons birthday is in june and he wants an incrdibles party. i can not find anything other than basic sheet cakes with bct on them or toys on them like from a grocery store bakery. i need something more creative. seeing how my oldest son had a stacked spiderman cake yesterday i cant pull out a sheet cake and be like here ya go. he would be very upset with me. im suer all you moms out there with more thanone kids know what im talking about. lol

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cupcakequeen Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 6:15pm
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make a 2 tier...circle pans (8" and 4")...just like the Spider Man cakes on here, make buildings and surround the top tier and you can put mini incredibles figures all around the cake!

Ladycake Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 6:15pm
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You can do a stacked cake with this too... get you some coloring book pictures and do the chocolate transfers and have them stand up around the cake and make the cake a seen of some kind...

susanmm23 Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 6:25pm
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yeah i thought about that. i was thinking if i found something to do a different design. hmm maybe i will do a tilted cake. i just dont want them to be too much alike. i like to ct idea cause i love those candy melts lol

susanmm23 Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 6:28pm
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oh i just thought of something really cute. i can make a tilted cake and have mr incredible look like he is holding up the cake. how cute would that be?? i would have to find an incredible picture with him holdin somthing up and then make a ct out of it and stick him on the cake board and the side of the cake i can put the other characters on the acutal cake. oh this is going to be sooooo much fun. what do you guys think???

Lisa Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 6:38pm
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I think it sounds great! If you wanted to, you could use plastic figures. Somewhere I have a seen a cake where it looks like a plastic figure (spider-man I think) is holding up the cake. I have no idea how they did it! If someone has seen that cake or knows how it was done, help?

susanmm23 Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 7:30pm
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ok im sitting here trying to figure out how to make it look like its falling over. a typical tilted cake doesnt appear to be falling over. im not sure what angles to use. i will keep looking for the one you mentioned with spiderman to get an idea. hopefully i can find it ormaybe someone else knows where it is. thanks so much for you suggestions.

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 9:11pm
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Tilt it a little extra and it should be good. I can't wait to see it.

veejaytx Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 9:38pm
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If you keep all the layer angles going in the same direction, wouldn't it look like it was falling, kind of like the leaning tower of Pisa? I think there is a picture somewhere in the gallery of one that looks like it is all going in the same direction, but I don't remember where right offhand. I guess we need a math specialist (definitely not me!) to figure this one out.

The idea is great, I loved the Incredibles! Janice

susanmm23 Posted 17 Apr 2005 , 11:42pm

lol yeah thats not me either i thought if i made them all one direction it would look like it was falling but as i drew it on paper it didnt look right. i guess i will make a small version of it and see how it goes. i have over a month to figure it out. there is a cake colette peters site but i cant tell how she did it

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 2:11am

Give us the link- between all of us we may be able to figure the process out.

susanmm23 Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 4:44am

http://www.colettescakes.com/wedding_cc.html ok its the first picture on the fourth row. except mine would be alot smaller lol i hope i dont need a cake that big for a seven year old.

Lisa Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 5:34am

That is one CROOKED cake! LOL...look what the URL says

http://www.colettescakes.com/imgs_wed/noitdidntfallover.jpg

veejaytx Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 11:17am

That silver one looks perfect, smaller of course!
Did you see the red white & blue one under birthdays? That one looks great too, good ideas!
Do you have the mini tier cake pans, Susan?

I just ordered some from thehomemarketplace.com. I'm not sure how good they will be, they are steel, non-stick coated, but I'm getting two sets of 3 pans, 2" 3" and 4", plus some kind of decorating tool & tips, and came to $20.90 with shipping. I was thinking just for practice they will be okay. As soon as they come and I check them out, I'll let you know how good they are! LOL I may have gotten a "Pig in a Poke"! I can make lots of tiny little cakes with 6 pans! Janice

susanmm23 Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 12:06pm

No i dont have that one. thats a great deal. Hey janice are you close to richardson????? If you are i found what seems to be a great cake supplies store. i will have to get the name for you. but they sell americolor and just about everything else you could want. i will get the name and address for you. I am planning a trip up there soon to go to that store. off the top of my head i think its called cake carousel. but let me double check.

susanmm23 Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 12:10pm

ok i was right it is cake crousel. here is the link to take a look http://www.cakecarousel.com/ the web site has the phone number and address.

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 12:11pm

It looks to me as though it's made like any other whimsy cake. Just "tilted" in different directions. Get some practice foam and work it out.

Lisa Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 12:33pm
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It looks to me as though it's made like any other whimsy cake. Just "tilted" in different directions. Get some practice foam and work it out.




Dawn...the usual whimsy cakes are done by making the cakes just appear to be crooked (the way you trim them). I think this is something else entirely. I think she used some kind of internal support to keep it together. I'm tempted to think the board is nailed to the table!

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 12:36pm

I understand how they are made.... I was saying you will just cut the "tilts" differently. In other words, cut your cakes where you normally cut them to tilt in another direction than for the typical whimsy cake. Then yes, use a dowel through the whole thing.

Like I said, get some cheap foam and practice a few cuts.

Lisa Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 1:03pm

I know you understand how to make them Dawn. I guess the difference I was trying to point out is that with most whimsy cakes you see, the cake being crooked is an optical illusion. This one is really and truly crooked! I'm still wondering how it doesn't tip over.

veejaytx Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 1:10pm

Yes, it is Cake Carousel, and it is a good shop (too small for comfort, but has a good supply of most everything), it is about a 15 to 20 minute drive for me to Richardson. There is another one closer to DFW that I'm told is good, Elisabeth's, but I haven't managed to get over there as yet. I think previously their name was Cake Central, don't know when or why they changed it. Janice

Lisa Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 1:15pm
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I think previously their name was Cake Central, don't know when or why they changed it. Janice




What a funny coincidence! I envy you both. There isn't a shop for miles and miles where I live. We do have a Hobby Lobby but they carry mostly Wilton stuff. I have to special order almost everything.

susanmm23 Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 1:53pm

Yeah i wish i had a closer one to me. Both of those stores are about 2 hours from me. Hey Janice is that other one you are talking about in Plano??? Did you guys see on the birthday cake challenge one of the guys made a crooked cake using clear spacers for each layer. He didn't cut his actual cake he got the dame affect with the spacers. I wonder if that would work for this??? i think i will run to walmart and get some foam to practice cutting. That will have to wait though until this weekend when my husband can watch my sick kid. cant go around giving everyone chicken pox lol i think iw ould get chased out of the store. lol

Lisa Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 2:07pm

No...I missed that. I would have loved to have seen it though. These cakes amaze me! Hope your little one will be feeling better soon.

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 2:14pm
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Originally Posted by lisa

I know you understand how to make them Dawn. I guess the difference I was trying to point out is that with most whimsy cakes you see, the cake being crooked is an optical illusion. This one is really and truly crooked! I'm still wondering how it doesn't tip over.




I'm not sure that it's not an optical illusion. I don't think anyone has posted instructions yet, unless I missed them which is always possible. And since dowels are used in all other types of cakes, I'm sure they are used here.

susanmm23 Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 2:28pm

yeah dawn i made a mad hatter cake using your instructions in march. we used dowels in it for support. eventually i will get a copy of the picture and post it.
hey i got it maybe if i leave the dowels out if will actually be falling over and i can get the affect i want. lol yeah right i would never do that . thats all i need the cake to come crashing down 5 minutes before everyone gets here.

Lisa Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 4:45pm
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yeah dawn i made a mad hatter cake using your instructions in march. we used dowels in it for support. eventually i will get a copy of the picture and post it.
hey i got it maybe if i leave the dowels out if will actually be falling over and i can get the affect i want. lol yeah right i would never do that . thats all i need the cake to come crashing down 5 minutes before everyone gets here.




LOL...just snap a picture just as it's falling and we'd never know!

veejaytx Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 4:47pm

The other cake supply store, Elizabeth's Cake Supplies, is at 112 South Ector Dr., Euless 76040, the phone is 817-267-6691, according to the maps I've found it is off Airport Frwy. From here in Carrollton it is 23 miles. I don't have any other reason to go over in that direction, so just haven't been there yet. My cake teacher goes there sometimes, it is on his way to work at DFW. If you come in from East Texas this one might be closer for you than Richardson. Janice

Lisa Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 5:01pm
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

I'm not sure that it's not an optical illusion. I don't think anyone has posted instructions yet, unless I missed them which is always possible. And since dowels are used in all other types of cakes, I'm sure they are used here.




I don't remember anyone saying dowels weren't used. This cake is just so different from even Collette's other crooked cakes. Her other's, you can tell how they were done. This one has me scratching my head. If you look at other crooked cakes and follow a line down from the top tier, you'll intersect the tiers below it. The one in the pic doesn't do that. It's a marvel.

susanmm23 Posted 18 Apr 2005 , 5:22pm

yeah that one is tough. maybe if i call her shop someone can help me out. yeah right like they would share her secrets. i am tempted though. i mean whats the worst that could happen?

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