SweetTreatsbyJess Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 3:09am
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I've been contacted by another cake maker in the area to do a bride and parachuting groom figure for a cake. She sent me a picture of the look she's going for and was wondering if anybody had any ideas on the structure of this thing!! 

 

Also how much would you charge? I've never done anything like this before :)

 

Also, Also :) Has anybody had this experience of doing work for another baker's cake before? Should I ask for credit, etc??

 

 

Any help would be appreciated!

 

 

 

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DulceTona Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 10:30am
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I think it's a kind of pvc pipe covered with fondant, like this:

"Hidden" Pillars

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E3119F0-475A-BAC0-5772682F766C019C&fid=63EB9DA7-475A-BAC0-522158B536D3E04A

 

I believe you should ask her for a partial advanced payment to start working.

 

Good luck!

BakingIrene Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 2:50pm
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See that long thing behind the cake?  It's a lamp stand converted for this purpose.  

 

The parachute is well hardened flowerpaste, the ropes are wires, and the groom assembly is hanging from that lampstand.

SweetTreatsbyJess Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 2:55pm
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I thought that's what is was :)

 

Thanks!

Lcubed82 Posted 1 Dec 2012 , 2:05am
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene 

See that long thing behind the cake?  It's a lamp stand converted for this purpose.  

 

The parachute is well hardened flowerpaste, the ropes are wires, and the groom assembly is hanging from that lampstand.

Or it is a large Christmas ornament holder.

SweetCheeksCake Posted 5 Dec 2012 , 4:56pm
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ALooks like a lamp stand. When you make it make sure there is enough weight on the base that if wont tip over.

And I would definitely make sure you get credit for it. If you don't regularly do work for the other cake maker you could say 'guest decorated by' or something under their business name. That way when people see the cake and love it they'll know who to go to. Either way, good luck :)

venuscakes Posted 5 Dec 2012 , 5:02pm
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I have made a couple of cakes where the bride & groom provided their topper from another supplier and I would always give full credit to whoever made it. You should definitely get credit for it.

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