House Cake

Decorating By johnson6ofus Updated 13 Dec 2014 , 4:53pm by -K8memphis

johnson6ofus Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 2:01am
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I want to make a decorated cake that is a "house", as opposed to gingerbread house. About 30-60 servings. (?)  I am more about how it looks and excess servings ok.


The bottom is a layered rectangle. Dimensions? To make it "look right". Then bubble tea straws and add a another "tier" that is a "triangle shape". Right?


But HELP???? What are the dimensions to do it? Scale is obviously most important. Any suggestions welcome!

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julia1812 Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 11:18am
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A30 or 50 servings is quiet a difference! There are great cake serving charts out there, but unless you could tell me the servings you need exactly and the dimensions in proportion you want, I can't help. You could make a 6x8" for 30 or 60 people, depending on the hight (storeys of the house). And the roof has to be accounted for. Do you want it to be cake or rkt?

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 12:28pm
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what i do is get a picture -- as in google "images of houses"  and look through and find me one i like then i take a ruler up to the computer screen and measure all the dimensions -- then multiply it out to make it big enough -- does that translate to you --


i do that for whatever i'm making -- cars, shoes, anything -- i get a picture measure it right where it's at -- and then multiply by 2 -- if that's too small multiply by 4 or 7 or whatever gets me my basic size for my servings and for my project --


images with side views as well as aerial views are best but you can kind of fake/imagine some of it --


so multiply each dimension by the same number --  voila


like these

johnson6ofus Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 3:52pm
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The variance in servings in because it is for family, so it doesn't matter if there is "extra" cake.:)


I kinda did what K8 said, and did a 6x8 "base". The gabled top/ roof I am working on. The base is 6x8 and about 6" high. Crossing my fingers it will work. Thanks ladies!

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 4:03pm
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Ai've got a file for you but after i got it scanned into the computer but i can't figure out how to move it to the board here -- i think i could email it -- pm me if that's something you want to look at -- but it really sounds like you got this --

so if your house is 6" tall to the eave of the roof -- the triangle could be 3-4" tall-- 3.5

johnson6ofus Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 4:16pm
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Thanks K8... I think I drew it a little steeper roof line--- like 4" high. Seems straight forward, but you never know till you try. (Fingers crossed). Since you did this it , YES, I will pm you for the file. I would rather check twice than mess it up Thanks

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 4:40pm
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you've got mail -- and you've got this -- it is as straight forward as you think it is


best to you -- you're very welcome

johnson6ofus Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 4:46pm
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A life saver as usual K8...thanks!

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2014 , 4:53pm
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thank you! merry christmas

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