Need Help Adding Fog To A Birthday Cake

Decorating By wkimsey Updated 26 Aug 2008 , 1:58am by mandm78

wkimsey Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 11:31am
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I am making a 50th B-Day cake that is a graveyard...the client wants fog added to the cake...any suggestions?

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beachcakes Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 12:07pm
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My first thought would be cotton candy, but it would have to be put on at the last moment. I used it once for a gingerbread house, but it absorbed moisture from the air and got sticky and melty within about an hour.

I made a car with smoking tires out of BC. It's in my pictures.

Jessica176 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:00pm
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I like the cotton candy idea. Or maybe dry ice? I don't know about it being on the cake, but I'm sure you could have some holes cut in the cake for a couple of well placed shot glasses? And then a bit of dry ice? I don't know how much it costs though, or how long it lasts. Just a thought anyway.

lu9129 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:13pm
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I was with the dry ice thought. Maybe raise your cake board. Place your dry ice undernealth in some kind of container. Possibly a small tube in the center of the cake that the fog could flow through and the the rest would hit the board and flow out to the sides. (In my fantasy world this would go off without a hitch. In reality??????) lol

But that is what I would try.

Good Luck

Lu

wkimsey Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:20pm
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One of the ideas that was tossed around was a fog machine...in my mind a hole would be in the back of the cake and a hose ran up through the cake attached to the fog machine...any thoughts?

jibbies Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:25pm
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Welcome to CC wkimsey
I think a fog machine works by using dry ice. Check and see if it's alright to have that around food. If not I would go with the cotton candy idea.

Jibbies

mellormom Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:28pm
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Dry ice would be cheaper than a fog machine I would think. Just make your cake board a lot larger than the cake and put wholes in the back of the board. Then you could put the dry ice behind the cake and dequise it somehow. The fog would then come up out of the wholes. (maybe? LOL)
To bad you can't ask Duff. icon_smile.gif
Jen...

justgale Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:37pm
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Dry ice would be cheaper than a fog machine I would think. To bad you can't ask Duff. icon_smile.gif
Jen...



I would also go with the dry ice. It's a cool idea if you could figure out how to pull it off.
Maybe you can't ask Duff but I know Doug could come up with something for this. Where is he when you need him?

mellormom Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:39pm
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Just PM him LOL I would do it but I don't know his screen name. icon_smile.gif
Jen...

sadsmile Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 10:13pm
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what..he's a cc member?

mellormom Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:00am
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Duff is not a member. I was joking. Doug is a cc member who usually knows answers to questions like this.
Jen...

jibbies Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:25am
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Originally Posted by mellormom

Duff is not a member. I was joking. Doug is a cc member who usually knows answers to questions like this.
Jen...



hehe somebody at Charm City Cakes comes on here, they have mentioned CC before

Jibbies

how-sweet-it-is Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:30am
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i would say dry ice .100% it works wonders.

sadsmile Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:38am
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that's pretty cool... I know by looking through the pics that there are some extremely talented bakers and decorators on here... if they aren't already a celebrity I sure think their work screams for it! (sorry op it's ot)

flbeachbummom Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:43am
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I'd suggest dry ice as everyone did. We use it at Halloween. You might could get it gray by adding black food coloring to the water. Fog machines do not use dry ice. They use a liquid. I just looked at the back of ours and it has a poison, allergy alert on it, so I wouldn't recommend it.

mustang1964 Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:50am
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Could you hollow out a place put the container in it with the dry ice and then decorate around it like it is an open grave?

KoryAK Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:53am
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I'd do the dry ice. May be a great use for your old Wilton fountain flower ring!

And I know that you cant color it. We tried adding it directly to a bowl of red liquid food coloring for my DS's science fair project and it didn't do a thing.

millermom Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:56am
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I just looked at the back of ours and it has a poison, allergy alert on it, so I wouldn't recommend it.




It can trigger asthma. I don't know if this is a party for kids or not, but even adults can have asthma.

As for the cotton candy, I had a bad experience using it on a volcano cake where it came in contact with moisture, and got soggy.

pinkbiz Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 1:12am
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i have seen duffs cake and he did one for the kung fu panda premier and he used a fog machine ( don't know how sae is that) but i would think that dry ice is fine

woodthi32 Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 1:40am
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Where would one get dry ice?

Bettycrockermommy Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 1:44am
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A lot of grocery stores will sell dry ice. My Basha's does here.

mandm78 Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 1:58am
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I'm not sure about any ideas to create the look of fog except to use dry ice. You just have to be very careful with it. It will burn your skin like having a second/third degree burn. You don't want to inhale the fog or put it in your mouth. It will also make whistling sounds if put on anything metal. It doesn't last too long either. I would buy it right before you need it...it evaporates very quickly. Putting it in freezer doesn't make it last any longer....it will actually evaporate faster. We would put it in an igloo (styrofoam one) and then place alot of newspaper or some towels to take up the air space. Dry ice is a gas and air is it's enemy. It does create alot of smoke when it comes in contact with water. You may need to buy double amount. My husband used to work for a dry ice company and it can be very dangerous if not handled correctly. He had very thick gloves that he used in order to handle. I would use something like pot holders.

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