I have a wedding cake due this Saturday, and the cake has a 16" bottom tier. I had one 18" cake drum left that I was to use for it, and I just found that there's a big dent on one side! I have no idea how it happened, but I'm sure one of the kids does!!! My problem now is that I have no store near me who sells drums this big. Anyone have any ideas? Help!
Thanks for any advice you can offer for a base that big...
Glue several large cardboards together and cover with fanci-foil.
Have a handy friend cut a circle from masonite or plywood and cover as above.
Sometimes the big box hardware stores will have large circles already cut from plywood.
Can you not cover the cake drum in fondant icing. I have used this trick when I have damaged boards.
Foamcore comes in 20x30 sheets - cut a drum from 1/2" foamcore. That is what I use all the time.
what about useing a wide ribbon to wrap around the drum to match the decoration on the cake?
Great ideas all! I'll head down to the Home Depot/ACMoore strip tonight and pick up something. Thanks much for your help, fellow cakers!!!
(I learned just recently that my 4 y.o. thought the drum would make a reeeeeeeally great frisbee. Dent, anyone? )
Where do you guys foamcore, i cannot get the 1/2 inches in my area, and there is this one company and you have to but like 3 cases at a time, for about $200 and I do not sell cakes so I do not need that much
You can get it at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.