Dowel A Mario Mushroom Cake?

Decorating By Kiddiekakes Updated 13 Feb 2010 , 7:23pm by Kiddiekakes

Kiddiekakes Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 3:17pm
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I have a 3D Mario Bros Mushroom due for next week.I thought I would bake 3-6 inch rounds and dowel and then set a 8 inch half ball on top.The half ball will be on it's own board to support the weight to the stem..Does this sound right? Is there a better way?Can I possibly make it smaller? It really is supposed to feed 15 as that is the price I quoted for but I don't want it to end up looking small and sqwaty sp?.

Anyone who has made one?

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niccicola Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 6:09pm
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I wouldn't go any smaller than 6" round base. I say this because I attempted to make a whimsical cake with 4" on bottom, 6" in middle, and 8" on top, the sides tapered down...

didn't work. The 4" didn't have enough surface area to hold up the weight of the other cakes.

And, the cake would feed more than 15. The 6" serve 12 (according to the chart I use from Wilton) and the 8" mini ball serves approximately 6-8. But, since you have a 6" tall base, you are giving them 50% more cake than normal (I use 4" tall as a standard for most cakes), so your serving size would be 1.5x2x6 instead of 1.5x2x4 (which is what I price at).

Hope that made sense.

Kiddiekakes Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 7:23pm
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Yes..Thanks Niccicola....It does....I didn't think a 4 inch base would hold either...So do you still think I should use a 8 inch half ball on top or a 6 inch..I have both?

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