Help! Need To Make Drive-In Tray/board!

Decorating By Renaejrk Updated 6 Jun 2009 , 4:15am by Renaejrk

Renaejrk Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 7:22pm
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Okay - I am making a cheetos and orange crush cake for a 50th anniversary, but I want to put it on a drive in tray - because that's where they got the cheetos and crush! I don't want to use just a plain old board - I thought a tray would be so special for this cake! I have an idea about bending strips of metal (DH is an electrician and has tools to do this) to make the "hangers" and "stands" for it, but it's the tray I'm not sure about. I don't think I could make cardboard into the right shape, and I think it would not only take TOO MUCH gumpaste/fondant, but wouldn't be sturdy enough to be the board, even with another board under it.

I have looked for large trays, but have had no luck finding one big enough, since the cake/cakes are to feed about 40, I'll need a tray about the size of a full sheet board, maybe a little smaller to compensate for the metal "hangers" on one side of it.

Any ideas?

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sadsmile Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 7:27pm
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OK just for clarification purposes those are not the flavors right icon_lol.gif

I got so tripped up on the cheetoes and orange crush I forgot to add:

Can you use a thin masonite board as a base under a thick gumpast tray?

tiggy2 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 7:30pm
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What about a large baking pan (like a jelly roll pan)?

Cookie45 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 7:40pm
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Go to the internet and get a picture as an expample or go to a Sonic restaurant and ask to borrow one. Sometimes they will do stuff like that especially if you tell them how you plan to mention their restaurant during the event.

Renaejrk Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 9:11pm
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This is going to have to be the size of a full sheet board, approx., so it would take a lot of gumpaste - also, sonic doesn't have trays anymore, but if they did they'd be way too small.

The jellyroll pan sounds interesting, though - do you know if they make them that big?

tiggy2 Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 1:15pm
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Bakeries have them that big. If you have a local resturant supply check there or do a search on the internet.

Renaejrk Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 8:52pm
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YES!! A restaurant supplier in okc had some! Yeah!!! Now to get DH to make the metal bars on it!! icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 1:44am
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Glad it worked out!

weirkd Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 1:52am
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You can also go to your local grocery store and ask the meat department for one of their trays. They use them for putting chicken or hamburger meat on before they have the wrapper wrap it in the saran wrap! (especially since you probably only need one and a restaurant supply place will make you buy them in bulk!)

Renaejrk Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:15am
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actually, this supply store is open to the public and let me buy just one! only $12 AWESOME!

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