How In The World?

Decorating By cocobuddr Updated 27 Aug 2009 , 3:34pm by cocobuddr

cocobuddr Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 5:48pm
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anybody have any ideas how this was done? I have a client who really wants this cake and really need to know how the bobblehead construction was done. Her explanation simply does not cut it.

Ideas please....

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xstitcher Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 5:55pm
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This cake was actually made by one of our CC members (Jeanne aka on CC FromScratch) Please see this thread:

If the thread doesn't help perhaps you could try PMing her and asking her nicely for more assistance???

icer101 Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 5:57pm
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on that site. she tells how she did it in the comments.. hth

nannie Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 5:59pm
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That is one of the greatest cakes ever!


CakeWhizz Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 6:09pm
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Wow! That's a great cake!

cupcakemkr Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by icer101

on that site. she tells how she did it in the comments.. hth

here is what she wrote:

you can eat the whole thing. The only exception is the internal support system, but the head is cake and the body is rice cereal treats. icon_smile.gif

The head is cake and the body is rice cereal treats because I didn't need that much cake. The tube is made from various PVC items and then covered in fancy foil so it didn't touch the cake. HTH's

The head is pivoting on a 1/2" wooden dowel that sticks up from the cake base. There is a tube in the head for the dowel to go into. HTH's icon_smile.gif

cocobuddr Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 2:37pm
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I hate to be thick, but I am a little confused by the info she gives, anybody can explain it, or understand so they can explain it to the denser "cake newbies".

cupcakemkr Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 2:49pm
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my suggestion would be to pm Jeanne, she is very helpful to anyone that asks for help.

sadsmile Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 3:08pm
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It's a basic thing. Take out one of those medicine cups that dose 3-4 tsp and put it upside down on the end of a dowel and see it tilt from side to side. That is the basic idea. The actual things were purchaced from the hardware store and the inside of the pvc tube/cap is more rounded then the flat bottom of the medicine cup which helps it to rock instead of jump. Also if the cup/pvc tube cap is taller there is less wiggle room for tipping making look more like a slight bobble.

cocobuddr Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 3:34pm
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Thanks sadsmile and cupcake maker. I think by George I have got it figured out. Who said the art is the hardest part of a cake. I really appreciate everyone's response

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