WeLove Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 9:55pm
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Hi guys.

 

I'm not a baker but can cook and follow recipes fairly well. It's my dad 65th at the end of the month and he climbed Kilimanjaro for charity this time last year so would really like to make him a replica cake. Can anybody provide me with the information help me achieve this?

 

Many thanks,

 

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shanter Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 11:22pm
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Here's a nice one:

http://www.cakepower.com/default4.asp?theIF=%2Flarge_media_viewer.asp%3FWebsiteID%3D5260%26GalleryID%3D28348%26index%3D20

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 11:29pm
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sure

 

here's two tutorials to explain structure issues and maybe put in a pathway

 

although i imagine the pathway he traversed was maybe a bit narrower

 

especially at the top--but shows you just how to stack and carve

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/how-to-carve-a-spiral-cake

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qu9ZtV51RM

 

use your imagination and put the doweling and boards in every 4-5 inches

 

cut all your dowels the same length and insert them straight up & down

 

that will get you started

 

how big do you want it

 

how realistic

 

print a picture and measure it and increase it to the size you want

 

(like double it or triple the dimensions that you measured)

 

use the print for a template

 

please let me/us know if you have more questions

 

your Dad is awesome! great birthday idea!

WeLove Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 11:17pm
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AThank you both very much, I'm going to have a practice run before the big day!

It's his charity that he did the climb for so thanks for the kind comments. Have a look at www.dorothyswell.org if your interested! I will post a pic for you guys of the cake once I've had a go at making it.

Take care for now :)

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