Can someone please tell me how to make a gum ball machine cake? I know I need the round glass fish bowl with gum balls. But for below the bowl do you have to do any carving on the cakes?
I don't have the answer, but here's a bump because I'd like to know too.
Hope it works. If not, go to womans day . com and look up gumball cake...directions are there.
Made one this summer. I used a plastic fish bowl that I bought at Petco. It wasn't as heavy as the glass bowl. Make sure you support the layers ,the gumballs are real heavy. I did carve the top cover and the top layer of the machice. Please let me know if there is anything else you would like to know. Sorry I can't make my picture small enough to attach, but you should be able to see it in my photos.
I have a gumball cake in my photos. I put 3 round cake together and carved them into the shape that I wanted. I put straws in them for support. I couldn't find a round fish bowl, so I went to the Dollar Tree and got a glass bowl used to hold candles.
Thanks for that advice -- I've always wondered how to make one of those cakes!