Help With This Cake?

Decorating By beachmama Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 1:36pm by tiggy2

beachmama Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 6:14pm
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Good afternoon! I am trying to pull off this cake, which was posted by another CC member. I was hoping for a few hints or suggestions anyone wanted to offer. Maybe how you would approach it if you were going to tackle it? I'm most concerned about the structure, constructing the pitched roof, etc. Any help would be gratefully accepted! icon_biggrin.gif

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catlharper Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 8:24pm
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I would simply PM the creator and ask her the questions. Then take what she/he says and make it your own with your own ideas baked in.

beachmama Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 8:27pm
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Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that, but hadn't heard back, so I thought I'd try to see what anyone else might have to offer.

cylstrial Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 9:39pm
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Do you have a bigger picture? I can barely see it. And I definitely can't tell what's going on. (Bad eye site).

beachmama Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 11:11pm
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Thanks...let me try putting a link to the picture on. Maybe that will work better.

AKS Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 11:38pm
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I would just make a cake for the bottom and use either styrofoam boards or taped foam core for the roof and cover that with icing. If the foam core is thick enough you can put skewers through it to make it stick into the cake. I don't know that the roof has to be cake. HTH

Motorhead Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 12:12am
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think i would make the bottom out of cake, then for the pitched roof use RKT and carve them to shape. HTH! icon_cool.gif

AKS Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 12:24am
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I thought about RKT, but would they be too heavy?

Motorhead Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:19pm
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i think that if you shape the bottom of the hut out of a strong cake, dowl it to support it, then place a foam core board shapped like the roof ontop of the cake, (being supported by the dowls) then RKT on top of that, it should be fine. i've used RKT ontop of a sturdy carved cake before and it was fine. good luck!! icon_biggrin.gif

tiggy2 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:36pm
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I would stack layers of cake and carve the roof. Just be sure to use supports every 2 layers.

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