Any Tutorials On Internal Support For A 3D (Spongebob) Cake?

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ERdocmom Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 2:32pm
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Hi everyone! I'm planning on making a large 3D spongebob cake that is standing up for my daughter's upcoming b-day. I have a general idea what needs to be done to make a support system, but looking for any tips/ideas/places where I can find more info. I saw a tutorial posted for a 3D truck and wondering if there are any others on this site that I'm missing?

2 specific Q's:
1. What is the best medium to use for the legs (thick wooden dowels/metal bars/etc)? I need to be able to screw them into the top and bottom wooden supports....

2. What can I use for arms sticking out that will be lightweight, bendable, and easily attached to the cake (to be covered with fondant or modeling chocolate)?

I did a web search without much avail and totally appreciate ANY help you may have!!!! I will try to post the pic from The Crazy Cake Lady......

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ERdocmom Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 2:34pm
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I will try attaching the pics again........

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leily Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 2:34pm
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you can't attach pics in the forums right now (CC bug) can you post them somewhere else online and provide a link? like flickr, or google picassa, etc...

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leily Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 2:36pm
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i just did a quick google image search and came up with her flickr account pic, and also her blog.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazycakeco/3637486319/

http://crazycakecompany.blogspot.com/2009/06/spongebob-is-stand-up-kinda-guy.html

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Joshua_Alan Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 8:48pm
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Personally I would attach the legs by using a flange and making them out of pvc. I might even consider using pvc for the entire support structure and creating the arms from it too. Very lightweight and you can use different fittings (90s, 45s etc) to create the bends you want.

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ERdocmom Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 1:06pm
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Thanks for the info.....will be going to the hardware store today!

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