Ace Of Cakes "globey" How Do I Do This?

Decorating By drurys Updated 26 Mar 2015 , 5:21pm by FrozenDreams

drurys Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:00am
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Hey CC Gang,
I just got an order for a globe.
Now my client saw this one on Ace of Cakes, made by Duff and would like one like it... AAGGGHHHH....
How in the world do I do this?
What about the weight of the round globe part? What about the gold thing that goes around it? What is the bottom?
HELP please...
Thanks in advance!
Jen in CA

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FromScratch Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:32am
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This is what I would do..

build a wooden base.. bore a 1/2-3/4" hole into the base to insert a large wooden dowel that sticks up about 4 inches from the base. Cut a large styrofoam ball in 1/2 or a little less depending on how much cake you need and bore a 1/2-3/4" hole in the bottom of that to accomodate the large wooden dowel. Put a tier of cake onto the styrofoam and insert a couple wooden dowels down through the cake and into the base to secure it and then put a couple dowels into the cake like you would normally do to support the tier above. Place that tier on and carve the shape of the top of the globe. Cover it in fondant and add your decorations. Put a dowel through the cake and base at an angle to support the arm of the globe and make that from either gumpaste or styrofoam covered in fondant and attach that to the wooden dowel and the angled dowel and viola.. a globe.

Doug Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:07am
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LOL as this is what I drew up back in January when this same question was asked then (unfortunately now lost due to that server crash)

JanH Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:18am
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Duplicate post, for other responses, please see:


FromScratch Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 2:10pm
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LOL Doug.. you know what they say about great minds.. icon_wink.gif

And Jan.. everytime I see your avatar.. *pleasant sigh*

drurys Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 2:30pm
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Amazing... Thanks for sharing. I don't think it in this type of drawings, etc... Will let you know what happensicon_smile.gif

annacakes Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 2:39pm
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jkalman...I hafta try this! did a globe cake last fall but just supported it with dowels and another smaller cake underneath. So Cool!

FrozenDreams Posted 26 Mar 2015 , 5:19pm
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Why are none of the pictures or links working :( 

FrozenDreams Posted 26 Mar 2015 , 5:21pm
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This doesnt work, any other suggestions? 

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