Structure/stand Ideas

Decorating By Kitagrl Updated 20 Oct 2010 , 12:57am by Kitagrl

Kitagrl Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 11:51pm
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In a couple months I'm doing a wedding cake...it will have a tier...then a 3D pumpkin cake tilted at an angle, then two more cake tiers. The tiers themselves will not be topsy turvy...just the 3D pumpkin.

I'm trying to decide if I can build a stand to hold the pumpkin at an angle safely...or if I will have to do something that is partially styrofoam and then holding the rest of the "cake" above it and cover the entire thing as the pumpkin? Or I guess even I can make it appear to be a whole pumpkin, with most of it above a support and some of it under the support, and covered as a whole...BUT it will have to be airbrushed, and ideally that done separately since the rest of the cake will be ivory with some metallic colored leaves.

Thought maybe somebody might have an idea that I didn't think of...I'm sure someone does! Thanks!

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Doug Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 12:36am
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just because it LOOKS like it's at an angle doesn't mean it actually IS at an angle.

just make a ball cake but put the decos on at an angle. A good ol' optical illusion.

Kitagrl Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:16am
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Originally Posted by Doug

just because it LOOKS like it's at an angle doesn't mean it actually IS at an angle.

just make a ball cake but put the decos on at an angle. A good ol' optical illusion.




Hmmm I dunno...they want a full, 3D pumpkin (which is somewhat squat and oblong, right?) at an angle...pumpkins aren't round...and the part on the bottom can't be flat, it has to be rounded...right?

I see what you are saying but.... the flat part resting on the cake below would end up in the wrong spot...and I don't think she wants a perfectly round pumpkin...? Maybe I'm visualizing it wrong....

cutthecake Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:48am
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The pumpkins I get for Halloween are always round. I like them better than the oblong ones.

Kitagrl Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:51am
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She actually drew a sketch of what she wants and it shows the pumpkin just a tad squat and up at an angle to where we can put leaves or something underneath...hmm...will have to think about it.

Doug Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:00am
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extra icing, or RKT, under fondant will make a round cake look like me -- oops I mean like a pumpkin! icon_rolleyes.gif

weirkd Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:05am
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Make two bundt cakes. Take and put BC on the top of one of them. Put the other on top. Put skewers in four places to hold the two together. Cut an angle off the top of it. Voila!

sandykay Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:34am
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If I pictureing it right, since she wants leave under the Pumpkin how about using a styrofoam wedge. Another possible thought would be to use the Wilton tall tier stand. Hope this helps, sounds like it will be a pretty cake, is it being done in a Fall Harvest style or Halloween?

sandykay Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 4:34pm
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Kitagrl,
Did you make your cake yet? I would love to see a pic.

Kitagrl Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 8:02pm
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I did, thanks! Its in my pix from a few weeks ago! I ended up using a tall central structure with a styrofoam wedge under the pumpkin.

sandykay Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 12:15am
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All I can say is WOW!!!

Kitagrl Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 12:57am
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Thanks. icon_smile.gif

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