C17 Airplane Sculpted Cake

Decorating By wvfunchick Updated 10 Jun 2013 , 3:33pm by theresaf

wvfunchick Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 2:13pm
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I need some advice on doing a sculpted cake to feed 100 people.  I have been approached to do a C17 airplane cake to feed 100 people.  I know I can sculpt the cake to look like one but not sure if I can do one big enough to feed 100 people.  Has anyone else ever done a sculpted cake that big?  If so, do you have any suggestions for me?  Structure, base, transportation… etc.


Thanks in advance for your help!



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theresaf Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 3:13pm
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Why not put your plane (whatever size)on top of a sheet cake (double layer) and tint it as sky with some clouds around it,  Here is a version I did a while back ago - not my best cake by a long shot (which is why its not in my gallery!!) but maybe this will help you.  I used cotton candy for clouds - which dissolve on buttercream so put on LAST!!


(I have just tried pasting this picture several times with no success - I hope you can picture it!)



wvfunchick Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 3:22pm
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Hi Theresa,


Thank you for replying to my post.  Your picture did not come through.  I thought about a sheet cake too but wasn’t sure if I have the room.  I don’t do them so I wasn’t sure if a full sheet cake will fit in a standard fridge or if the pans will fit in my oven.  I work out of my home and have separate working area but it is your normal size fridge and oven.  Also, how much did you charge?  I typically charge $4.00 per serving but there is no way I can do all that work for just $400.00!  I thought about charging $6.00 per serving…  I know it’s going to be A LOT of work and not sure if I even want to attempt it even if they did pay $600.00…lol… I guess in the long run is it really worth it??


Thank you!



theresaf Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 3:33pm
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Melissa, I am a hobby baker so I did not charge anything!  I didn't do a full sheet, I made a half sheet size and I did the base in brownies because it was for kids!  I found the plane part to be v time consuming and does require using a dense cake (I used a pound cake).  Mine didn't need refrigeration but if I had to fit a half sheet in my frig by taking out a shelf I probably could have.  You should definitely charge enough to make it worth your time or you will aggravate yourself!  Unfortunately I don't know anything about pricing, sorry! Maybe someone else has a good idea about pricing.  

Good luck!


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