Need Help: Oil Derrick Cake - A Gusher!

Decorating By __Martha__ Updated 5 Jun 2008 , 10:35am by __Martha__

__Martha__ Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 9:39pm
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My son is in Petroleum Engineering and he has informed me that he'd like an Oil Derrick for his b-day cake in July. That part I can figure out ... graduated square cakes, which I then carve on a slant. Ice it white and then do the framing in silverish fondant.

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Then, being the engineer that he is ... he thinks it needs to be a "gusher". icon_surprised.gif He says he can rig it up for me with a tube down the centre (instead of a dowel) connected to a small tube running out from under the 'derrick' at the back, which would then be attached to a small hand pump. When pumped, liquid chocolate would come out the top to represent the oil.

Sounds a little tricky to me, but it would be awfully cool if I can pull it off. Awfully messy if I can't. icon_lol.gif

So, I'll take any and all suggestions. I am not sure about the liquid chocolate - thinned chocolate pudding?

Kids. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

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Doug Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 10:12pm
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liquid chocolate --

aka hershey's or nestles' chocolate SYRUP!!

(hershey's special dark syrup!!!!! -- yum!)

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his idea will work...

and who cares about the mess??

it's chocolate!

(so there won't be any mess -- it'll all be eaten!)

justducky Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 11:46pm
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Yum!!

Or use an electric small fountain pump instead of a hand pump. I did this on a volcano.

Please post pics. icon_smile.gif

__Martha__ Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:00am
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Originally Posted by justducky

Yum!!

Or use an electric small fountain pump instead of a hand pump. I did this on a volcano.

Please post pics. icon_smile.gif



I am not sure I know what you mean by this. Where would I begin to look for something like this? Great idea.

__Martha__ Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:05am
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Originally Posted by Doug

liquid chocolate --

aka hershey's or nestles' chocolate SYRUP!!

(hershey's special dark syrup!!!!! -- yum!)

----

his idea will work...

and who cares about the mess??

it's chocolate!

(so there won't be any mess -- it'll all be eaten!)



Ha ha ha - you're right - it's CHOCOLATE so it's all good! I never thought about the Hershey's syrup. Thanks Doug.

Do you think I am good with an 8", 7", 6" and 5" square pans - tapered?

Doug Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 1:41am
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this is a to scale drawing of the size pans you are planning to use with the derrick shape superimposed.
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__Martha__ Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 10:35am
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WOW - perfect Doug. Thanks. That's just how I envisioned it, but it's wonderful to actually 'see' it!

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