Unc Grad Ideas?

Decorating By Mom2ANC Updated 9 May 2010 , 4:49am by Mom2ANC

Mom2ANC Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 2:04pm
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I am making a cake for a UNC grad in a few weeks.
She asked if I could somehow incorporate the Old Well into the cake.
I have seen toppers that are the Old Well, but not the cake itself.
Do you think I could make one out of fondant?
Any other ideas?

Any ideas would be appreciated. She is graduating from nursing school.

Thanks!

7 replies
Mom2ANC Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:30pm
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I need to make it look like this
http://www.oaimages.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/old_well.jpg
Any ideas appreciated.

Doug Posted 1 May 2010 , 8:08pm
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so....
using the soccer ball pan for the top dome -- that would be about 9" around (and use one full recipe)


then make the two step stone base as two large single 2" layers a 9" for the top step (what the columns sit on) to match the soccer ball pan cake and a 14" or even 16" for the bottom step.

the the wilton plastic grecian columns to hold it the soccer ball cake up above.

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(not drawn in) for more realism add a 2" layer 8" diameter under the soccerball cake so you can detail it out with all that molding work on the underside of the dome
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of course if you need more -- can either:

1) drop a sheet cake under and make it look like grass and stone surround --
or
2) scale up sizes on everything - but then this would mean carving the dome or finding a bigger bowl to bake it in.
LL

ziggytarheel Posted 1 May 2010 , 8:22pm
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I had one in my favorites, but I think it is gone now. icon_sad.gif It was probably much like Doug said. I think they used Wilton pillars. It was cute!

Edited to say:

I found I'd saved it on my computer. We'll see if I can upload!
LL

bethie713 Posted 2 May 2010 , 11:56pm
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I love this cake! I'm going to a friends daughter's graduation party next weekend who is graduating from UNC. Would love to make this for her!

Mom2ANC Posted 7 May 2010 , 3:16pm
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Thank you both so much!!!

bethie, did you make yours yet? How did it come out? I am working on mine today and tomorrow. It has not been going as well as I'd hoped!
I am going way over budget on this cake.

ginger6361 Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:56am
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That old well came out beautiful!!! Just like the real one!!

Mom2ANC Posted 9 May 2010 , 4:49am
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i'm still working on mine! It is not going so well.

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