Making Rkt Strong Enough To Hold A Cake

Decorating By sweetie112 Updated 16 Jun 2010 , 12:23am by Kitagrl

sweetie112 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:28pm
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I need to make a cake shaped like a globe. Can I make the bottom half RKT and the top half cake. If so how do I make the RKT strong enough to hold the cake.

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Kitagrl Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:41pm
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If you need the whole cake to be the globe, actually I'd make a small wooden platform about 1/4 the way up the globe, and carve most of it out of cake on top of the platform, and then stuff enough cake underneath to round out the bottom. That is the way I did my bowling ball cake in my pix.

I would not use part RKT.

tenleysmommy Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:42pm
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I would suggest putting dowels in the rtk and use a board as a separater.Almost just like stacking a cake.

Kitagrl Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:47pm
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If she's doing a globe, there won't be much room for straws because the bottom rounds down to a very small area...that's why I strongly suggest a platform if you don't want the bottom to look flat.

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tenleysmommy Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 12:22am
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Oops you are so right icon_redface.gif

sweetie112 Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 12:47am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitagrl

If you need the whole cake to be the globe, actually I'd make a small wooden platform about 1/4 the way up the globe, and carve most of it out of cake on top of the platform, and then stuff enough cake underneath to round out the bottom. That is the way I did my bowling ball cake in my pix.

I would not use part RKT.





Thanks for the info. I'm not getting a visual of the platform. Can you help me out with a little more information or refer me to a diagram. I apologize for being so thick headed about this. By the way your bowling ball is exceptional.

Kitagrl Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 1:01am
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I'm not sure how large your ball needs to be...but say...take a 1" round dowel and cut it 1"-2" high (depending on how tall the ball needs to be).

Okay I tried a quick, approximate diagram....the white circle is cake. The dark brown is a wooden dowel topped with a wooden circle the size it should be for however large your ball is at that spot.

The pink part is straws and then a cardboard to divide and support the cake into two layers above the board.

Under the board, you can just stuff bits of cake and ice it in place to round out the bottom.

GRR ok I made the circle white but the bkg is too and now my program is freezing up! Well picture a ball comprising the entire picture (bottom is base of dowel and top is...oh good grief will restart computer and try to fix it...) Okay my program still won't keep working so I drew a bad ball in regular plain old "paint" but it gives you an idea...I hope...
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whit6 Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 1:37am
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the support system Kitagrl is talking about sounds great, but just another thing you can do to make the RKT extra sturdy is to cover the whole thing in royal icing. Ive done that in a pinch when ive needed it to be sturdy but didnt leave myself enough time to let it dry. Worked great and was very sturdy. Just a thought =)

sweetie112 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 7:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitagrl

I'm not sure how large your ball needs to be...but say...take a 1" round dowel and cut it 1"-2" high (depending on how tall the ball needs to be).

Okay I tried a quick, approximate diagram....the white circle is cake. The dark brown is a wooden dowel topped with a wooden circle the size it should be for however large your ball is at that spot.

The pink part is straws and then a cardboard to divide and support the cake into two layers above the board.

Under the board, you can just stuff bits of cake and ice it in place to round out the bottom.

GRR ok I made the circle white but the bkg is too and now my program is freezing up! Well picture a ball comprising the entire picture (bottom is base of dowel and top is...oh good grief will restart computer and try to fix it...) Okay my program still won't keep working so I drew a bad ball in regular plain old "paint" but it gives you an idea...I hope...




Thank you sooooooo much for taking the time to do this. I understand and appreciate what has to be done.

SweetResults Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 7:09pm
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You could also use half a styrofoam ball as the bottom half of the cake?

sweetie112 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by SweetResults

You could also use half a styrofoam ball as the bottom half of the cake?




The half strofoam ball sounds good but how could it be suspended and still support the weight of the cake. (by the way the globe cake has to be large enough to serve 50 people.)

Kitagrl Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:23am
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50 is alot...and that is a BIG ball if only half of it is cake...

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