Pinball Machine

Decorating By mareg Updated 16 Jul 2014 , 5:39pm by mareg

mareg Posted 15 Jul 2014 , 4:39pm
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Hello there,  I have a request for a pinball machine.  The flat rectangle part I have down.  The back and the part that stands up however is not coming to me on how to do this.   I think I want to use cardboard and cover with fondant.  Is there a trick with it?  How would I get it to stand up behind the bottom flat part (cake)?   Thanks much for you help!


PS: I could not find a singe tutorial on this :(

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cupadeecakes Posted 15 Jul 2014 , 5:19pm
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I would use foamcore for the back of the pinball machine and if the cake part will be elevated (on legs) I would use some "L" brackets to attach the back of the pinball machine to the board that the cake rests on.  Just compensate for the height of the cake when making the back.  If you need legs I would use dowels that were affixed to the cake board and then secured to a master cake board.  Hope that makes sense, sound like a fun cake to do!

mareg Posted 15 Jul 2014 , 5:36pm
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Its not going to have legs, but I like the foam core idea and the L brackets!  Thank you.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 15 Jul 2014 , 6:01pm
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FWIW, The technical term for "The back and the part that stands up" is "backbox," the faceplate of which is called a "back-glass" or "backflash."


And if you want to make it edible, you could always use some sort of cookie or cracker.

theresaf Posted 15 Jul 2014 , 6:39pm
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That sounds like a fun cake!  If you want the whole thing to be edible consider a sheet of rkt covered in fondant or depending on your size, graham cracker sheets or matzoh sheets covered in fondant.  Whenever I have used that everyone always eats it!  Please post your finished product. 

ps - use silver/gray sixlets for the pinball!

Good luck


cupadeecakes Posted 16 Jul 2014 , 1:07pm
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Yeah, I didn't even think about size, I guess I just always assume it's for a grand affair! :-)  I do like the idea of RKT for the back, but I would run several skewers though them into the cake board for extra stability.  I have been thinking WAY too much about this cake.  You could even use an acetate sheet (or other thin clear plastic to make a "glass top" for the pinball machine.  It would only take a few strips of modeling chocolate to give you clearance.  Good luck!  I can't wait to see how it comes out!

theresaf Posted 16 Jul 2014 , 2:20pm
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Cupadeecakes - I've also been thinking about the cake.  The planning is equally fun for me for a cake like this.  And I oversize everything - so clearly I'm a hobby baker! (Which explains the 4foot long swordfish I made for my husband one year for his birthday! - I had to invite way more people over to eat it than I had originally planned)


mareg Posted 16 Jul 2014 , 5:39pm
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Thank you all for your ideas!!! I like the idea of RCT for the back stand up..... I love planning as well.  :)  Thanks much again!

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