mareg Posted 28 May 2008 , 6:24pm
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I plan on carving a pyramid cake out of square cake. Will I have to put in dowel rods for every 2 stacked? If anybody has made one I sure could use the help!

Thanks!

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tippyad Posted 28 May 2008 , 7:12pm
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How tall do you plan to make the pyramid?

mareg Posted 29 May 2008 , 5:46pm
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I would like it to be at least 18 to 20 inches high. The banquet is for 130 people. I know I'll have to make a sheet cake to go with it but I want a wow pyramid cake too.

diane Posted 29 May 2008 , 6:21pm
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http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/how-to-decorate-a-cake.html#02 thumbs_up.gif

mommyle Posted 29 May 2008 , 6:53pm
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I would dowel every 4" if I were you. It makes it easier to cut that way too. You know, because then you are cutting onto a board at every 4 inches, and you know how much you are cutting. good luck!

toodlesjupiter Posted 29 May 2008 , 7:03pm
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Here are some diagrams that may help.
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penguinprincess Posted 29 May 2008 , 7:13pm
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Wow! Very impressive!! TFS!!

CloudTwinkie Posted 30 May 2008 , 11:08pm
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A pyramid cake for my brother's birthday would be awesome. I would love to do something like this and look forward to pictures.

mareg Posted 31 May 2008 , 5:50am
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Wow thanks for your help!!! I'm still trying to figure it all out!! icon_smile.gif

mareg Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 4:20am

What I decided to do is a sheet cake 11 X15 with a smaller pyrimid on top. I'm using a 8x8, 6x6 and 4x4 pan and carving it. Then using fondant to cover and luster dust for the shimmer. I'm hoping its dazzling! LOL

toodlesjupiter Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 5:35pm

Let us know how it turns out! I guess I should have clarified that on the diagrams above they use an 8-inch 2-layer square, lined up with the edge of counter. Go in 2-inches on each side at a 45 degree angle I believe. That should give you an 8" sq. x 8" H pyramid. Sorry for not doing it sooner! icon_redface.gif HTH!

mareg Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 4:30am

Thanks for you diagram. It helped me!! I have it carved and in the fridge with a crumb coat. I'll post pics. soon. Banquet is tomorrow!!!!

toodlesjupiter Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 2:54pm

Awesome! Make sure to post pics. I haven't even tried this yet. I found the diagram somewhere, don't remember where a couple years ago, and have been wanting to try it. Just haven't had the right occasion to yet. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Wendoger Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:19pm

Those diagrams are really great. If they're not already, you should post them in the templates & sketches album.
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CloudTwinkie Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 5:52pm

I'll be waiting to see pictures. Can't wait.

7yyrt Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 4:55pm

bumping for Wendy

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