Pictorial Bubblegum Machine With My Girls

Decorating By anamado Updated 17 Oct 2011 , 3:06pm by llee815

anamado Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 10:20pm
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I'd like to share with you the way we made our Bubble gum machine cake!
We decorate cakes as a family thing. It's our quality time together icon_smile.gif
We started 3 years ago, and we've been learning all about it here on CC.
The birthday girl was one of the decorators icon_biggrin.gif

We started by thawing a bit the cakes we had baked and froze previously.


A little bit of buttercream in a board to glue the cake to it




Some buttercream between layers






We used the dowels both to keep the layers in place and to hold the weight of the bubblegum jar





Then the crumb coat



After being in the fridge for an hour, mummy applied the final buttercream coat.


Fondant time (MMF) was for mummy! (Red MMF is extremely difficult to work with)
We made a hole in the bottom of the cake to simulate the way out of the gum balls. Some black mmf made it look deep icon_biggrin.gif





All the accents were paint with edible gold



We used a plastic jar (of olives icon_smile.gif ) to use as the machine's bowl.
Filled it with bubblegums, lid (yellow) very tight and then turned it upside down. In the bottom of the jar (now top icon_smile.gif ) we made a pretend lid out of MMF.


Carrying it to the party was very easy this way. We took it separately, and once we got to the party, we just put the jar on top of the cake.

It was a huge hit! Nobody realized it was a cake!!!
And also here on CC was very welcome.


We were so happy! icon_biggrin.gif
Thank you all!!!

43 replies
psmith Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 10:28pm
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Thank you for posting this tutorial! I loved your gumball machine but it was hard to visualize how you could make it so realistically. I can see it now. Very creative!

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 10:29pm
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Wonderful!!! icon_biggrin.gif

pearlydi Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 10:33pm
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Wow! I love it, your girls did a great job! thumbs_up.gif

Superstar2 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 10:36pm
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Thank you so much for sharing.

superstar Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:17pm
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Thank you, you did a great job.

foxymomma521 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:31pm
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wow- thanks!!!!!

Mrs-A Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:35pm
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great job! not every day i get put to shame by a couple of kiddies

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:36pm
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What size cakes did you use?

aundrea Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:38pm
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one of the best gumball machines ive seen!
thanks for sharing. your girls did an outstanding job! great family bonding time. i think they are definate future cake decorators in the family.

snowboarder Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:44pm
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This is one of the greatest things I've ever seen on this message board! Great family effort and love your gumball machine!

terrig007 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:52pm
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I love it and love that your kids helped with it! I think I may try it now.

makenice99 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:56pm
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What a beautiful job. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rosie2 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 12:02am
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Wow, amazing...thank you !!!!!

sugarcheryl Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:30am
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Yes thank you for sharing. I always wanted to know how it was done. thumbs_up.gif

FlourPots Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 5:56am
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Thanks to you and your girls!
What a wonderful experience for them to have - decorating with Mom...I love that!

AWESOME gumball cake!!

tatorchip Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 6:18pm
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your girls are so blessed to have a mom like you, that is what I call love for your children. They did a great job with the cake.

anamado Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 10:17pm
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Thank you all! As I have already said, I learn everything here, so it's only fair to share too.

Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

What size cakes did you use?

It was a 6 inch pan and two of 5 1/4 inches

charmainescakes Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 1:39pm
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thank you that great icon_smile.gif

leif Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 8:44pm
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That is why I love this site so much! - We are always sharing and learning something! icon_smile.gif

Kitagrl Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 9:02pm
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The girls look like they have a real knack for doing cakes!!! That's great!!!! Awesome cake too....

anamado Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 10:41am
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This is the jar I used. I took a walk in the supermarket and this was the one I found more appropriate icon_smile.gif

It was plastic (lightness), very transparent and the right diameter size.
But you may just find something suitable at home...

BlessedBaker Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 11:14am
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I love that is is a family affair. What great memories you are making! thumbs_up.gif

stampinron Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:54pm
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I love pictorials! Yours is great. Thank you for sharing

JulieMN Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 6:41pm
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Wow--what a great family activity! Thanks for sharing your tips.....

splash2splat Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 7:02pm
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What a great idea - I bet your children loved it!

Aliaswoman Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 3:30am
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Awesome! That is so great how you have made cake decorating a family activity!!

tesso Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 3:35am
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what a great tutorial and the cake is adorable!!

anamado Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 3:13pm
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Thank you all!
Aliaswoman, I see that you found the tutorial by your own icon_smile.gif

mbark Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 3:38pm
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thanks so much for sharing, love the cake. how did you get the gorgeous imprint on the gold plaque?

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