Hi everyone! I'm making a Tangled cake this week for a party next Saturday. I have all my sizes and structure figured out. I have a PVC pipe which is attached to plywood boards both on top and the bottom (bottom board will hold the cakes and top board will hold the "house"). My question is this: how do I cover the structure so that none of the PVC, screws, etc on the base part come into contact with the cake? Do I just cover the whole structure in fondant then lay my cakes as usual? Thank's for any advice!!
I have a structure I am doing and I used cake boards and glued them to the plywood (3M adhesive) because I needed it level. That will help. I built them up with the last board I used a box cutter to make a large X to slide down over and it covers it. I then covered the entire plywood board with heavy duty aluminum foil.
Cover the whole pipe with saran so that it doesn't come into contact with the cake, and it would be easier to slide the cake down then if it was covered in fondant. If i'm understanding your question correctly.... The just decorate any visible supports however you like. Thin gumpaste wrapped around the pole wouldn't be bad either, as long as you have time for it to dry. Good luck, however you decide to go about it!
press -n- seal is good too
i am building a stand up tweety bird cake n i already have the wood bast but im not sure if i shuld use pvc pipe or wood for the structure!!!!! and also how do i make the pvc pipe screw into the wood.....
thanks for the advice! i was thinking saran wrap at one point but I think I'm going to try the press and seal idea. i think that'll give me a neater surface to start with! thanks again!
Ok I have my glasses now...LOL-you said also cover the pipe I have a question about that too-I figured press and seal was ok but what about melting chocolate??? Would that be to difficult?
About attaching the PVC--You need to go to the hardware store (I went to Lowes) and get the flange, and the connector. Depending
on the size PVC you have. I have a 3/4 inch. So I got the galvanized steel 3/4 inch flange and the 3/4 inch connector. It screws into the flange and you insert your PVC.
So press & seal or will chocolate be ok???