I watched Cake Boss last night and they made a hug dinosaur thing. It was amazing but they made a frame from wood and put the cake straight on top of the wood?
Is this right?
What do you guys do?
have you ever used a wood cutting board? its the same thing... they probably (hopefully) coated it with a food safe varnish. We are having a tree trunk cake base made and it will have a food safe coating so we can put cake directly on top.
I'm with jill. Here's a photo of my tree trunk base. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1472403
I had a local woodworker (Jill, he's in Greenfield) watch for a large round circle from a cut tree for me. It took him a few months to get the size I wanted. It has LOTS of coats of finish on it for me, including the sides, to seal the wood.
Here's a photo w/o the cake on it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55969028@N00/3707534825/
Here's a copy of the underside: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55969028@N00/3708341324/in/photostream/ Cutting away the excess "weight" is very important, especially if you are going to try to carry a really heavy cake on it.
I have just started watching Cake Boss and that was the first thing I noticed too. They make all their big specialty type cakes directly on boards that appear to have no sealants of any type. My dh said they look like masonite. I was wondering how that could be food safe?
Thanks Debi, I have a cake coming up next month, and I am putting it on a slab of wood too. Was wondering how to do this. My husband is going to cut the round for me, but was worried about bugs hiding inside, so you sealed the wood, that is a great idea.
Ooo so does that mean I can use the same sort of varnish that you would use on gumpaste flowers, not that I am plannning on doing this sort of cake anytime soon but good to know just in case
Hi, my wife works at Carlo's Bakery and she has uses masonite for her cakes as welll. Here is a good read on it.
You can get some on ebay here
My wife has also used plywood for bigger cakes as a base but she'll cover that with fondant first. However for the masonite she'll put the cake right on it, after cleaning it of course.
Ooo thanks for that Rog2e and your wife works at Carlos Bakery how cool!!!!! I loooove watching that program
Yeah, it's pretty funny because we got rid of our cable 2 years ago so we don't even watch the show. From what she tells me though you might only see her in the background as she obviously isn't part of the main cast.
Thanks Rog2e for the links, I guess my dh was right?!? Who woulda thunk it!
Ooo can you post a pic of her so we can look out and say to my hubby ooooo look thats Reg2es wife, like I know you lol. He will think I have totally lost the plot lol
@jayne...I know what my wife will say. Don't you dare! She tries to avoid the camera when they are filming. You do catch a quick glimpse of her in the season permier episode. When I say quick glimpse I mean "magnifying glass, if you blink you'll miss her" quick glimpse. lol. She's on Cake Central too her handle is Cakemommie.
Well I have to say I would be exactly the same as hate even having my photo taken.