Hello Cake Decorators,
I have a slot machine cake due this weekend and was wondering if anyone would be willing to share tips on how to make one. I have pretty much figured out how I plan to stack and carve but have no idea what is the best method for making the arm.
How about sticking a large round fon/gum ball on a fondant covered dowel and sticking the dowel in a fon/gum block shaped base. You could stick the dowel straight up or slanted like it's been pulled?
Thanks that's a great idea!
I made one and used the wilton mini ball pan to make a cake sphere then pushed a hollow plastic dowel into it. I don't think I have a photo on here, but I will add it if I don't.
Thanks that would be a great help. The problem I am having is how to attach the lever to the cake. I like the idea of using the plastic dowel because it is lnot heavy. Did you have to me another piece to attach it to the cake?
What are the odds...I was coming here to ask this VERY question. I'm anxious for more responses. I have a Vegas cake due Fri.
Ok I just seen a slot machine on tv, this is what I saw. For the cake:
Cut out a round fondant circle (this is what you stick to the side of cake)
Fondant covered dowel with fondant/tylose (or gumpaste) ball on top and fondant/tylose ball or block on the other end and attach with gum glue to the circle on side of cake either straight or slanted. Hope this makes sense.
Ahhh! The old faithful hot glue gun...didn't even thnk of that. I thikn I will try that. Yummy, what t show did you see this on?
For this slot machine cake I used a wooden dowel rod (I airbrushed it w/ black food coloring before delivering the cake, this is a before pic) and put a ball of fondant w/ gumtex added to it (you could just use gumpaste) I stuck 2 toothpicks into the side of each ball and then stuck the toothpicks into the side of the cake, I put a little dab of royal icing on the side of the ball too, so once the toothpicks held it in place, the royal dried and it was on there pretty good. The cake travelled a bit in the car fully assembled and the handle was very secure. When it came time to serve the cake I just pulled the handle right off with little to no damage to the cake.
This is AWESOME! I am getting more and more excited about this cake.
I saw it last night on that new cake show that came on after Cake Boss. It took place in Vegas and they showed the inside of a casino showing a slot machine.