Illuminated Cake Base...

Decorating By Ashley0415 Updated 3 Feb 2011 , 8:16pm by cakeladyatLA

Ashley0415 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:06am
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I saw a pic on here a couple of weeks ago that had a really think cake base that was covered in like a silky material.. but it was hollow and illuminated underneath... if that makes sense. I am going to try and do this for a wedding cake I have coming up.. but I cant seem to find the pic. Anyone who knows what Im talking about that could give me an idea of how this is done??

Thanks in advance!!

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cocobaby Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:23am
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I have one in my email files. Was the fabric gathered around the base? I can email you what I have, it also has the instructions.

southerncross Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:45am
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I was hoping to make the illuminated cake base as well for a four tiered wedding cake but have concerns as to whether the 5" cake dummy (I'm assuming that's what the instructions are referencing) is sufficient to hold the weight of a cake that tall...Has anyone had any actual experience with the base?

Ashley0415 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:51am
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Coco, that sounds exactly like the one I was thinking!

That would be great if you could send me the info.

Thanks so much!

Ashley0415 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:52am
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Sharon, sorry I cant help with that one.. Im definitely not one to be asking advice. I still have A LOT to learn myself

Karen421 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:17am
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I am doing an illuminated cake base for my DD's wedding cake, and her cake is 5 tiers. I am using a large piece of tempered safety glass, that will be sitting on a 3 1/2' tall glass block. The lights will be in the glass block. (At least that's the plan!) icon_biggrin.gif

cheatize Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:55am
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This person is also a member on here, but I forget her username.

cheatize Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 5:02am
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southerncross Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 9:51am
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This is the illuminated base I was thinking about:
My bride feel in love with the soft look of the cake is floating on a cloud. I'm thinking about using battery operated tiny LED lights (I got a few sets from Save-On-Crafts) ...they don't heat up and I don't have to have an electrical cord to fret about. But now I'm intrigued with the glass block idea as well. Thanks Karen for the great idea.

cakesnglass Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 11:56am
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The battery operated led light r nice, but double check them under the material. I used them for my snowflake cake (also purchased from save-on-crafts) wish they would have been brighter>>good luck base is lovely idea. Tulle is another great material for this type of project.

cocobaby Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 6:59pm
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Ashley - the link listed in Sharon's post is the file I have. Thanks Sharon.

cakeladyatLA Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 8:16pm
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nice pics

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