Inquiry today on a 3D bass drum that is upright. I would love to do it but not sure how I would support it. It will be life size, minimum of 2 ft wide by 18 inches deep.
My first thought was rounds with the bottom cut off but I am worried that it will fall.
My other question is pricing. I have no idea but it seems that they want it pretty true to life. My minimum for any cake is $40 if that helps at all.
Any thoughts in either issue?
I would just support it with cake circles every 2 layers and dowels or plastic pillars.
Just charge by the # of servings plus any extra fondant details etc.
You'll need a good solid cake board as this will be heavy.
Ditto to everything Deb said.
A good rule to follow is add support every 4" of cake.
Definitely charge by the serving.
Solid cake base (maybe masonite board might be a way to go, or something similar).
Do you have cake pans large enough to make this cake? The largest round pan that I have seen is 20" (half pan and whole).
That is a huge cake and as far as pricing is concerned you are going to be well over the 200 mark
If I'm reading the op's min size requirements correctly then she will need to make 9 (2" deep) 24" cakes to meet the 2 feet wide by 18" height cake.
That's a lot of cake. I don't think $200 will even scratch the surface to make this cake.
Wilton's serving chart says that a 16" round cake (2 layer) serves 100. Wilton's chart doesn't even list 24" round cake servings.
So going by just a 16" cake size you will end up with 450 servings. For a 24" cake it's going to be more than double the amount of servings, so you'll be looking at atleast 900 servings. So going just by serving costs OP would only get $0.22 per serving. That's not even enough to cover costs.
Thank you all for taking the time to reply! I think the lady who inquired is going to lose interest in this idea. I am still concerned about supporting something that is essentially round in shape. I won't worry about it any longer until she confirms this is what she wants.
Thanks again, I may be back!!!