Please Tell Me How This Crazy Cake Is Set Up????!!!!

Decorating By shantel575 Updated 23 May 2008 , 5:42am by Suzycakes

shantel575 Posted 14 May 2008 , 1:33am
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OK so someone emailed me this photo and asked if I could do a cake set up like this (the actual construction and set up, not the same design or decorations). I don't know where she got the photo! It came straight to me in an email attachment icon_smile.gif

Any ideas, tips, explanations, diagrams, tutorials, etc. would be very appreciated! icon_lol.gif lol

Shantel
LL

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pjaycakes Posted 14 May 2008 , 10:28am
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There was a cake a while back that was very similar to this and Doug sketched out a diagram on how to stack it. Maybe if you search around you can find the post or you can pm Doug. I know he will know how. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Marvelous Posted 14 May 2008 , 11:03am
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Here it is! I'm not sure who posted this but it of course came from cake central. I saved it so i could print it for my own reference. Again, Sorry I don't know who originally posted it!
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ruthberry Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:19pm
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ooooooh, his name escapes me now, but I believe it was posted that the ballerina-man turned cake decorator guy did that cake. Ron something?

anyway, I remember someone writing that the second layer from the top was not real cake.

does anyone know who I am talking about?

aswartzw Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:28pm
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Ron Ben-Israel. I love his work.

One suggestion is to do the cylinder in styrofoam since I believe that will be the most difficult part to work out. If not, cake board in the middle (narrow section) and carve it to shape.

mellormom Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:29pm
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Wasn't it somebody named Peters? Or was this a Nicholas lodge? All I remember is someone posting that the original person who made this gets very mad when people copy his design. And it was a Man.
Jen...

KHalstead Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:29pm
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Ron Ben Israel did the original......and Doug drew up the model you see there to the left................I think!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:31pm
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Ron Ben Isreal?

bigmama1961 Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:42pm
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just pm doug he's the best with these thing..

aswartzw Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mellormom

Wasn't it somebody named Peters? Or was this a Nicholas lodge? All I remember is someone posting that the original person who made this gets very mad when people copy his design. And it was a Man.
Jen...




Here's an article on the guy and his website.

http://www.grandweddingcakes.com/default.asp

http://www.weddingcakes.com/

jamhays Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:57pm
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I'm pretty sure I could help you with the BOTTOM layer. hahahahaha icon_biggrin.gif

ruthberry Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:01pm
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yes, Ron Ben Israel. LOL, that's who I was thinking.

Auryn Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:16pm
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how does the top cake not slide off the board??
im just picturing gravity pulling the cake down enough that it tears apart around the dowel and slides off the board

coreenag Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:22pm
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Thanks for posting that link aswartz! Great magazine to download!

loriemoms Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:23pm
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I suspect if you use foam core and then put a few dowels in the cake into the foam core, it will stay put.

I also think the odd shaped thing isn't really a cake, but syrofoam. How much are you going to charge for this cake> Just curious! I would be too chicken myself! haha!

aswartzw Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by Auryn

how does the top cake not slide off the board??
im just picturing gravity pulling the cake down enough that it tears apart around the dowel and slides off the board




I get the same picture! I wonder if it's not the placement of that last dowel (the one where the cake meets the other cake). It seems to be what's holding the cake together.


No problem with the magazine. I googled ben israel and found it and even found some of his recipes in it. Definitely requires more investigation! thumbs_up.gif

shantel575 Posted 14 May 2008 , 6:08pm
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Originally Posted by loriemoms

I suspect if you use foam core and then put a few dowels in the cake into the foam core, it will stay put.




Thanks everyone for the info.! I did also pm Doug to see what he might add, I will take all the info. I can get my hands on! I am not looking forward to attempting this at all. It will be a smaller cake though so hopefully it'll be ok.

What is foam core and how would you use it along with cake in a tier?

Thanks!

loriemoms Posted 15 May 2008 , 11:50pm
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You can buy foam core at a craft store..you use it instead of a cake board. It is pretty stiff, yet easy to push dowels through..

shantel575 Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:26am
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Thank you ALL for your help! I couldn't have done this thing without you! lol I finally finished it though... of course this is a much smaller version but she only needed 50 servings. Thank goodness for the version using foam! I would've stressed out majorly if it had just been the doweled version! It wasn't too bad at all.... I'm ready to try a bigger one icon_smile.gif
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pjaycakes Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:37am
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Very nice cake. You did an excellent job. I love the colors the are so elegant together. Go for the big one thumbs_up.gif

Suzycakes Posted 23 May 2008 , 5:42am
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You did a great JOB! I love your take on the original better than the original! Thanks for sharing -- maybe one of these days I'll have enough nerve to try one of my own!

Thanks for sharing.

Suze

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