Hourglass Shaped Cake

Decorating By cocorum21 Updated 25 Feb 2013 , 4:45am by hteardrop

cocorum21 Posted 28 Mar 2007 , 12:25pm
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Can someone PLEASE tell me how they make an hourglass shaped cake? Is it just one cake and then carved or are there cakeboard in there for support?


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nancys_world Posted 28 Mar 2007 , 12:38pm
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I would think it would be a combination of both........... bowl cakes and round cakes stacked to kind of get the basic shape and then carved to what you want. Not sure but would like to see what others have to say about it too.... theres one person who is really good on here that even draws diagrams to show the support structure......

jen1977 Posted 28 Mar 2007 , 12:50pm
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I would bake 3 cakes...two that were either 7 or 8 inches, and one that was either 5 or 6 inches. I would stack them wit hthe smallest cakes in the middle so it looks like it was a small waist or has been cinched in the middle.

Doug Posted 28 Mar 2007 , 10:14pm
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i'd do two wonder molds point to point.

jen1977 Posted 28 Mar 2007 , 10:19pm
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Actually, the middle part would have to be more cakes than just 1. Three maybe? I like Doug's idea too!

Doug Posted 28 Mar 2007 , 11:11pm
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how's about this.

round tier at bottom on cake board.

wondermold, point up, on cakeboard w/ dowels under to support.

2nd wondermold, point down.

round tier at top on a cake board (between it and wonder mold)--the dowels to support it are out in the open and form the handles of the hourglass....these could be big dowels, section of thin pvc pipe or even copper tubing.

of course one dowel down through whole thing to keep it all, esp. that upside down wondermold, all in place.

now....if don't want 3-d

then one round tier and one wondermold cut in half and placed on cake board.


nancys_world Posted 29 Mar 2007 , 2:16am
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See I knew someone would draw it..........
Having never done a wonder mold anything (don't even own the pan) it never comes to mind.......... but yeah that would work...... good going Doug

LanaC Posted 29 Mar 2007 , 2:23am
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I'd get a round pan and make it a watch icon_biggrin.gif

reesesob Posted 29 Mar 2007 , 2:32am
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Doug you are AMAZING!

leily Posted 29 Mar 2007 , 2:33am
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Originally Posted by LanaC

I'd get a and make it a watch icon_biggrin.gif


but dougs idea looks good for an hourglass

cocorum21 Posted 29 Mar 2007 , 3:37am
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Originally Posted by LanaC

I'd get a round pan and make it a watch icon_biggrin.gif

icon_biggrin.gif funny

Thanks Jen and Doug, I so appreciate the drawing. I will let you know how it works out for me.

cakerunner Posted 29 Mar 2007 , 11:07pm
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Wonder molds work, I did it but mine went a bit crooked on the top, my uneven trimming... other than that it was way cool! Sorry, no pics because I was so mad it was crooked!

TandTHarrell Posted 29 Mar 2007 , 11:16pm
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Doug..you are awesome..... I plan to email u sometime next week with a little more detail on the milkshake cake..its due April 9th.....Once again u thought outside the box......

JILBRY Posted 29 Mar 2007 , 11:17pm
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If you don't have a wondermold pan, you can use pyrex bowels.

hteardrop Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 4:45am
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i was wondering the same but more like the 3rd tier of this cake ho do you get that shape?

and how does one stack this many similar sized cakes?


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