How To Keep Auction Cake Viewable But Covered??

Decorating By jonahsmom Updated 28 Mar 2010 , 2:13pm by jonahsmom

jonahsmom Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 2:03pm
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Our local domestic assault outreach has a cake auction every year. A friend of mine is involved and reminded me that last year I said I wanted to donate this year.

I was going to just do a small cake that would fit in a cake dome because it completely skeeves me out to have a cake just sitting out with all those strangers breathing on it (and probably touching it...ew). But, I really would like to do a 2-tier topsy turvy. I would like people to be able to really look at it, but I also want it to be completely covered. Any ideas on how I could accomplish it?

TIA!
Lys

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metria Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 2:21pm
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The deepest plastic cake dome I found was only 5". Maybe, you can make a thick foam base around the bottom of the cake, get acetate by the roll, and wrap it around ...taping or glueing it to the base? Does that make sense? Not sure if that'd look ghetto...but it's see-through.

JanH Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 2:55am
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After checking out the prices on acrylic cubes w/bases and glass bell domes, I think I'd spring for the cake safe:

http://www.cakesafe.com/Product.html

HTH

Eisskween Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 3:21am
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Here's a place for plexiglass cubes with bases that are a lot more inexpensive than the cake safe. Just another option.

Edit: Sorry, forgot the link.

http://www.misterplexi.com/cubes.html

JanH Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 3:24am
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Originally Posted by Eisskween

Here's a place for plexiglass cubes with bases that are a lot more inexpensive than the cake safe. Just another option.

Edit: Sorry, forgot the link.

http://www.misterplexi.com/cubes.html




I'd say, the prices on the site I found were outrageous -

http://www.usadisplay.net/plexi/index.html

Eisskween Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 3:32am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eisskween

Here's a place for plexiglass cubes with bases that are a lot more inexpensive than the cake safe. Just another option.

Edit: Sorry, forgot the link.

http://www.misterplexi.com/cubes.html



I'd say, the prices on the site I found were outrageous -

http://www.usadisplay.net/plexi/index.html




HOLY WOW! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_confused.gif That is crazy pricey!

jonahsmom Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 2:13pm
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Jeepers! icon_eek.gif Yeah, if it was something that I knew for sure I wouldn't have to worry about getting broken or not getting back I would spring for something, but since I'm not 100% certain if I'll get anything back, I'd rather just send something disposable just to be safe.

Would love to have done a topsy turvy, but after looking at pics of cakes from past auctions something small will be just fine. The website says that "homemade" sells better, so I don't want to get too fancy. But I do want to do something eye catching. I thought about doing their logo as a FBCT, but it is black and white and I thought that would be too boring.

I never get to do cakes that just look "gourmet" so I'm going to do a butterscotch spice cake with "cheesecake" buttercream with chocolate and butterscotch drizzled all over it. Maybe some chocolate and/or butterscotch curls to top it all off (if I can figure out how to make them...never tried before!) Do you think that will be eye catching enough? Delicious LOOKING sells, right?

Oh, and btw, thanks for your help with the initial question...even though I decided to just stick with small. icon_redface.gif

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