Sizing Question

Decorating By bmarlow001 Updated 13 Oct 2009 , 1:36pm by cylstrial

bmarlow001 Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 7:45pm
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I am trying to figure out what size these cakes are.. any help would be great!

TIA
<a href='http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/baby-shower-rose-covered-cake-2009-07-18.htm'><img src='http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake1077.jpg' alt='Red Roses Damask Pattern'></a>

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indydebi Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:03pm
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The link as you posted it is not clickable. I tried to cut and paste but couldn't figure out which of your characters needed deleted to get it to work.

Can you do another cut-n-paste of the link without the extra characters?

__Jamie__ Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:09pm
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dupl.

cylstrial Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:09pm
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__Jamie__ Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:10pm
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6, 10, 14

cylstrial Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:11pm
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LOL! We were posting the stuff at the same time! I kept wondering why it was taking so long. I'm gonna go see if you found the same pic as me.

cylstrial Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:12pm
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Yep - same pic!

cylstrial Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 10:42pm
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That one is really pretty too!!

bmarlow001 Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 5:14am
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yes, that is the right cake! thank you!
I was thinking it was a 14" at the bottom too I think I was a little stumped on the middle for some reason I was thinking it was an 8" I want to make this cake.. .it's so pretty!

bmarlow001 Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 5:16am
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so I dont need that much cake.... has anyone made a Styrofoam dummy cake before? I'm thinking I should do that for the bottom tier but not really sure how to go about doing that

cylstrial Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 12:11pm
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You could use a styrofoam cake - but most people charge the same amount for a dummy cake because it still uses fondant and still takes a lot of time to decorate.

What if you just made a smaller cake. I like a 6, 9, 12. Or a 6, 8, 10?

bmarlow001 Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 5:38pm
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I am actually making this cake for an engagement party I am planning and I dont want to have a lot of left over cake, I am thinking the dummy cake would be the bottom teir and it is fairly plain so I wouldn't be wasting a whole lot of time on it. Is it as simple as covering styrofoam with fondant or how does it work?

cylstrial Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 1:01pm
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Originally Posted by bmarlow001

I am actually making this cake for an engagement party I am planning and I dont want to have a lot of left over cake, I am thinking the dummy cake would be the bottom teir and it is fairly plain so I wouldn't be wasting a whole lot of time on it. Is it as simple as covering styrofoam with fondant or how does it work?




It's pretty simple. You just want to put buttercream or water on your styrofoam and then you'll just drape your fondant over the styrofoam.

Roll it pretty thick and watch the top edges. They tear super easy from where it's a harder material to work with.

You might have to roll it out and drape it a few times before you get it to work.

Good luck!

bmarlow001 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 12:41pm
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Thank you so much!

cylstrial Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 1:36pm
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No problem! Some people even put packing tape around their dummy to prevent it from discoloring and to help get it off easier.

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