Center Pole System

Decorating By deetmar Updated 7 Jul 2010 , 8:12pm by Nellical

deetmar Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 10:04pm
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I haven't had time to read much latley, but really want to start making some cakes using the center Pole system. Is there a thread discussing this?

I did a search and came up with garbage. I would appreciate any hlep!

Thanks,

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leah_s Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 10:14pm
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You mean the Wilton Tall Tier with the central pole? It's wonky.

Or you mean using a center dowel? False security.

Doug Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 10:27pm
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or do you mean like on the cake challenges?

if so that's pvc or metal pipe connected with flanges

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-463053-flange.html

http://www.caljavaonline.com/cakestudy1.htm

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:16am
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Doug, tell me , please, how cakes stay on that caddy wampus stand. It's really cool and I'm willing to buy one, but I honestly don't understand how the cakes don't slide off. is there a lip that holds the bottom board?

Doug Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:21am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Doug, tell me , please, how cakes stay on that caddy wampus stand. It's really cool and I'm willing to buy one, but I honestly don't understand how the cakes don't slide off. is there a lip that holds the bottom board?




you'll have to cut a hole in the cake board and then in the cake (like the wilton tall tier stand) and the pipe will go up through the board -- thereby holding the board in place as the board completely encircles the pipe -- think of it as the SPS peg on major steroids.

but if that's not enough peace of mind -- can also add between the plastic and the cake board:

the ol' slather the board with buttercream as a glue.

or

dots of hot glue between plastic and cakeboard

or

double stick carpet tape.

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:27am
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I guess what I'm envisioning is the cake itself tearing thru the PVC and crashing off the side.

Doug Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:30am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I guess what I'm envisioning is the cake itself tearing thru the PVC and crashing off the side.




so you fully slather the cakeboard on top w/ BC too.

and the pipe is big enough that the stress on cake is not as great as would be with little round dowel -- much like how legs of SPS rarely tear out even on wild car rides.

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:55am
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Cakeboard on top? What cakeboard on top?

Doug Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 2:16am
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drat -- shouldn't have been so wrapped up in the lead up to the new Dr. WHO! (which was great BTW)

cake board on top of the plastic plate and underneath the cake.

so, instead of the "little dab 'll do ya" on top of the between the cake and the cakeboard -- just cover the whole cakeboard with BC before setting the cake on it.

and then under the cakeboard and on top of the plastic plate do the carpet tape/ hot glue/ or BC again.

are angling for me to draw a diagram????? LOL!!!

(still ridin' from the new Dr. Who! -- whooooo boy the new season with the new Dr. is going to be one wild ride)

---

ok did a diagram since still on a Who high!
LL

CakeandDazzle Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 3:27am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

or do you mean like on the cake challenges?

if so that's pvc or metal pipe connected with flanges

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-463053-flange.html




OMG! Thank you sooo much for this! I have been trying to figure out how to get a pvc to a board! and this will work perfect!
just one more thing left that i need to figure out for my cake stand! thanks!

deetmar Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 3:25pm
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Doug, you hit the right one. I see this on the Challenges all the time, but haven't gotten it figured out yet. This comes second nature to some here, but to me I have to visualize everything, and I must be a little too slow.

Thanks for the help!

Nellical Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 8:12pm
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We just bought one a few weeks ago but haven't used it yet. Has anyone delivered a cake on the caddy wampus stand? If so, did you deliver it assembled or assemble at the venue?

Thanks,

Nel

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