I Want It To Last Forever

Decorating By jonathanpaulgillette Updated 23 Jul 2009 , 5:58am by Unlimited

jonathanpaulgillette Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 4:15pm
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I want to make a display cake that will last forever, ARCHIVAL for at least the next 100 years. I would like to know the best materials for doing this:

for icing? i have heard dry wall paste?

for support structure? foam or plywood?


thank you very much!

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bisbqueenb Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 4:24pm
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You can use Perma Ice...here is a link with a lot of information: http://www.bakingshop.com/cakes/permaice.htm

leah_s Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 4:57pm
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Just know that you have to use special color for PermaIce. Regular food color will fade fast. And actually, the color will fade at some point, depending on how much light the cake gets.

For dummy cakes, you don't need a support system.

Unlimited Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 3:01am
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Royal icing works fine for this (I heard you can even soak the dummies if you ever decide to scrape it off and reuse).

I've also read on here that buttercream will eventually dry hard, but I'm certain it would never be hard enough if it gets picked on or knocked around. Certain colors will eventually fade too.

DianeLM Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 3:07am
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If you want it to last 100 years, just make it out of fruitcake. icon_wink.gif

Unlimited Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 5:58am
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

If you want it to last 100 years, just make it out of fruitcake. icon_wink.gif

HA! 'Ain't that the truth... no one would touch it, and you could use it for a bowling ball too! (In fruitcake's defense: I do know that a wonderful fruitcake did exist at one of the bakeries that I used to work at. They sold tons of it for a reason.)

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