Ice Chest Cake?

Decorating By jcb.brooks Updated 20 Feb 2009 , 4:22am by jcb.brooks

jcb.brooks Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:00am
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I was asked to make a Ice Chest Cake, I am not sure even where to begin.

How many cakes? Should I frost between each layer, and what would be better Buttercream or Fondant?

And how much would you charge for a cake like this?

Thanks for all the info.

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jlynnw Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:10am
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it would depend on the number of servings. I would stack 1/4 sheets (4) or so. Ice the bottom cover in fondant with a texture to resemble ice chest, white fondant "lip" on the top. Add your ice chest filling, - coke- beers - etc.

sayhellojana Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:34am
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you could also make ice from unflavored gelatin blocks

2txmedics Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:40am
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First let me say: IVE NEVER DONE THIS CAKE BEFORE...but I did read alot on this, Ive read for those of us who like to work with b/c that it can be done using only b/c.

Make your cake, stack it, ice in between, b/c all over to look like an ice chest, can do color flow or ri for a label on the chest if you want, now for the top part, I would put acutal beer bottles with ice, how?

well I would put dowels into the cake, and then put an aluminum pan ontop, and throw in only like 3-4 beers, soft drinks and some real ice, this way the groom can have a drink, thats just me. I would decorate around the outside to match the chest...
WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK???? good luck, and post a picture!!!

jlynnw Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:49am
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I like the gelatine "ice" idea. for the pan on top would the real ice sweat and soak the cake? IDK but I like the idea too!

2txmedics Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:50am
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Can a barrier be put on the pan?...a plasitc with a board? thus giving it less contact until the cake is cut?...I know wishful thinking...Im TRYING!!!! give me

LisaR64 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:56am
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I made my ice chest using 4 layers of cake, then a cake board, and another layer for the top, beer bottles are sugar & ice cubes are gelatin. Just a word of caution, the gelatin kind of dissolved the edible images on the bottles, so try not to let them touch if you use them.

I covered it in fondant because it was going to be outside in the heat, but I think it would work just fine with buttercream also.

craftyone65 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:11am
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I made one too...first one so I need alot of practice. I used the unflavored gelatin and it looked really cool but it does melt so I couldn't leave it on the cake. Drained the beer out (of the bottom) so it wouldn't be so heavy and it worked just fine. Good luck!!

jlynnw Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 5:27am
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I have only emptied a bottle of beer from the top, how do you empty it from the bottom? Can you gentley tap the cap back on?

Cake pics look great! I think I will have to try out some of these ideas - before empting the beer from top or bottom!

jcb.brooks Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 4:22am
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Thanks for the info. I think I will try the buttercream, I am still new with fondant and think I will have a big mess, I've only used fondant twice.

I was thinking of making Jello Shots for the ice.
Maybe I can find a plastic container that will hold the shots and beer so it doesn't mess up the cake. Good Idea Thanks alot 2txmedics

It's not due until March 7th so please all the input is forsure helpful......

Thanks again

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