Hockey Rink Walls

Decorating By laura_d_v Updated 19 Nov 2009 , 2:48am by cakesrock

laura_d_v Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 1:38pm
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I will be making a hockey rink grooms cake soon and the couple and I had the idea to puts ads on the walls, like they do at the rinks, but that will represent the couple and their faorite things (bands, restaurants, etc.)

Now I am trying to figure out how to go about doing this. The cake will be a sheet and represent half the rink, center rink to the goal and back wall. The groom is very particular about all the markings being to scale, which is why we did it this way, and thought it would be a cool thing.

Sp I was going to make the ads/walls out of gumpaste, but now am trying to figure out how to stand them up around the sides? Should I just make them a little thicker and use toothpicks to stick them in? Try to actually dry them at the same curve as the cake/wall will be?

I have no idea. I would really appreciate some help and feedback! icon_smile.gif

TIA
Laura

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cakenewby Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 2:11pm
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I would worry that they may bust out the sides of your cake if you try to place on top and insert with toothpicks, what about a thick layer of white fondant to wrap around the cake making it tall enough above the cake for the walls???

flamingobaker Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 8:39pm
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If you cut a piece of styrofoam to the correct shape, you could stand it on edge and dry the walls over that. Does that make sense? If you made it to be only one or two segments, I think it might stand up on it's own.

laura_d_v Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 8:46pm
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Originally Posted by flamingobaker

If you cut a piece of styrofoam to the correct shape, you could stand it on edge and dry the walls over that. Does that make sense? If you made it to be only one or two segments, I think it might stand up on it's own.




Good idea, thanks! I kept trying to figure out what to use to shape the curved corners so it would stand. Thanks!

fofura Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 6:13am
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I had to look at my (hockey rink) wedding cake to see how our baker did the posters on the walls...which we also did from things and places that meant a lot to us. I thought he had printed on edible paper but now I see it was just regular paper. It was 5 years ago and only now did I realize that...so don't worry even if you use paper they will probably not notice if the cake is as awesome as ours. I can send you a picture if you want.

laura_d_v Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 12:34pm
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Originally Posted by fofura

I had to look at my (hockey rink) wedding cake to see how our baker did the posters on the walls...which we also did from things and places that meant a lot to us. I thought he had printed on edible paper but now I see it was just regular paper. It was 5 years ago and only now did I realize that...so don't worry even if you use paper they will probably not notice if the cake is as awesome as ours. I can send you a picture if you want.




Yes, I would love to see a picture. You can post it here or I PM'd you my e-mail.
Thank you!

have_your_cake Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 10:02pm
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Originally Posted by fofura

I can send you a picture if you want.


We all want to see! post it!

DianeLM Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 11:49pm
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Whichever technique you decide to use to form the walls, they can be held up from behind by tall dowels pushed into the cake board to represent the divisions in the glass. Paint them silver or black.

You could actually attach the gumpaste walls to the dowels.

Know what would be really cool? Gelatin sheets as glass! The markings in the sheets would be appropriate because hockey rink glass always has lots of smudges and scratches.

cakesrock Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 2:48am
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I think I would consider RKT covered in fondant for the walls/boards. I think they would be easy to shape. Then you could paint the ads on with color/vodka mixture if you don't end up using an edible image. I also think the idea of using gelatin for the glass part is a great idea! Sounds like a really fun project! icon_smile.gif

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