Noooo, Leahs Or Anyone Please Help Me, Sps Idiot!

Decorating By cakedivamommy Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 12:35pm by Loucinda

cakedivamommy Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 3:27am
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I have used SPS many many many times before. I have always remembered to put the hole into the cake board before icing until tonight. icon_sad.gif What if anything can I do to get the hole onto the cake board without destroying my cake? It is a 10" round that I have on a 10" cake circle sitting on a 12" so that I could ice it. Please please please help! Thank you!

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leah_s Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 3:43am
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You need to pick up the 10" cake and board and try to get it on the SPS plate and make some little impression where the hole needs to be. Then have someone else hold the cake in the air and you use a metal skewer to poke the hole.

At least that's how I solved the problem when I forgot.

The best thing is, you'll NEVER forget again!

Doug Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 3:47am
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this will require some contortions.

have a dining room table that splits to put in a leaf?

if so -- crack it open a half inch or so.

then place the cake so it is centered above the crack

get under the table with a skewer or sharpened dowel.

find the center of the circle

say "TAKE THAT CAKE BOARD! THOUGHT YOU HAD ME! HA!" as you stab the board to make your hole

ok--don't stab -- but push firmly but gently until you have the hole you need.

Climb out from under the table

reclaim your dignity and carry on

leah_s Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 3:49am
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:chuckle::

Yep whatever you need to do to get the cake and board in the air above you and attack that board with a knife, skewer, etc.

cakedivamommy Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:12am
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Thank you guys sooooo much! If Hubby wasnt here I would have lost my mind and just started crying. We got a hole in it. Not putting a hole in the board has always been my dream of a cake disaster. Hubby had a set of drill bits that had never been used. We marked another 10" board placed the cake on that and as I held it in the air he drilled. Whew. Leah you are right, I will never ever forget again! Leah thank you for introducing me to SPS, it is def a staple item around here and no cake from me will be made without it. Thank you guys again!

Doug Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:14am
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ooooooo -- power tools -- now we're pulling a DUFF thumbs_up.gif

Bfisher2 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:23am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

this will require some contortions.

have a dining room table that splits to put in a leaf?

if so -- crack it open a half inch or so.

then place the cake so it is centered above the crack

get under the table with a skewer or sharpened dowel.

find the center of the circle

say "TAKE THAT CAKE BOARD! THOUGHT YOU HAD ME! HA!" as you stab the board to make your hole

ok--don't stab -- but push firmly but gently until you have the hole you need.

Climb out from under the table

reclaim your dignity and carry on




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cakedivamommy Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:26am
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Yea, I was to scared to try to use a skewer to poke a hole in it. I wanted it over as fast and painless as possible!

teresa13 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 5:12am
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Take all your cake boards and punch holes in the centers RIGHT NOW!! I do this every time I purchase more boards. That way the hole is already done and you don't have to worry about it. icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

Loucinda Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 12:35pm
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Wow - 2 tips from this one post to remember!! Doug - I never woulda thought of the dining room table thing!!! Teresa - that is excellent too, doing all the boards as soon as you bring them home.....I learn something new everyday!! icon_biggrin.gif

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