Volcano Cake

Decorating By gigger Updated 17 May 2008 , 2:13pm by 7yyrt

gigger Posted 12 May 2008 , 9:10pm
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Has anyone made a erupting volcano cake? Need ideas.
Thanks.

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chassidyg Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:34am
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soo funny, I was just coming to request ideas for the same thing, although I dont neccasirly need mine erupting. My brother just wants a volcano cake, and I have no idea where to start.

gigger Posted 13 May 2008 , 12:49pm
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I have gotten some idea for the top you put a bunt cake with a
small container in it for dry ice but haven't figure out the base
or how to decorate it. Still need ideas.

chassidyg Posted 13 May 2008 , 1:10pm
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I was considering doing a cupcake tree, with all chocolate & chocolate bc cuppy's, with a bundt on the top oozing red icing, maybe the sparkle stuff that wilton sells. But no.....he wants a stacked cake (have no clue how to do those yet). unless I do a 12,10,8 with a bundt on top, and try to carve it down. I guess a volacano isnt really smooth anyway, so if it's bumpy or messy, it'll look ok. I have some chocolate rocks also, so those could be around the bottom.

vickymacd Posted 13 May 2008 , 1:30pm
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Someone on this site has a book on it!
I've been trying to get ahold of the book but it's out of stock.
Something about "most amazing and incredible cakes' book.
Hope this helps.

pam08 Posted 13 May 2008 , 1:39pm
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Do a search on Google for volcano cakes and you will get a lot of results I tried to download a diagram that I found I hope it works. They used:
Bundt cake base
Dome cake middle (baked in medium bowl)
Inverted cupcake peak
They inserted a glass in the center and added dry ice and water.
The website is finkbuilt.
Hope this helps.

Pam
LL

gigger Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:02pm
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Thanks. Its a place to start I think if I put a dowel down the middle of the stacked cakes and maybe carve just a little to taper the top.
I also was thinking of making the cake out of red velvet and using
the carved pieces for rocks on the bottom. Any other ideas will
be appreciated.

cupsncakes Posted 14 May 2008 , 8:36am
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I did a really quick and simple one once for a little boy who was into dinosaurs. I baked a 9"round, cut a large triangular wedge out of the front. Then used that wedge to make a volcano on the top. I covered the cake in various shades of green to look like a dinosaur land and piped red icing flowing from the top of the volcano and down the wedge onto the board, then placed toy dinosaurs around it all. It certainly wasn't the prettiest cake I've ever made, but the little boy liked it and it was easy.

sweetsbycheryl Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:03pm
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Look on the Food Network website under Semi- Homemade (the show with Sandra Lee). She did a cute one not too long ago and it has the instructions on how to make it (complete with cake sizes). It looked pretty cool!! icon_biggrin.gif

nicolesplace Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:32pm
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I googled "erupting volcano cake" & found this:

http://recipes.chef2chef.net/recipe-archive/41/222201.shtml

I may have to try it!!

7yyrt Posted 17 May 2008 , 2:13pm
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The Wonder mold pan works well for the shape. The mini-wonder for small ones.
I just ooze the yellow and red frosting down the sides. Someone used red Jello, but said it made the cake sticky after a while.

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