Unfortunately there is no dry ice available where I live but I'm quite determined to make am awesome wowing erupting volcano cake for the son of a friend of mine (who sadly passed away). His father asked me to make it, money is no issue as long as his son has a fantastic party and CAKE. It needs to be food safe obviously and should be more than a few bubbles (I tried baking soda and vinegar and besides an awful taste it wasn't an impressive effect at all... I'm stuck! Any help?
have you seen this thread http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/704095/how-do-i-make-a-volcan-erupt-and-it-still-be-edible ?
There said someone that she got the dry ice from the grocery store, maybe you could ask your local ones?
Thanks @LinaLotte I saw that thread but it isn't really helpful. Vitamin tablets just bubble a bit and taste not nice if all over the cake.
You know how the combination of soda and Mentos candy makes an explosion? I wonder if you could assemble the cake around a soda bottle and open it as the presentation. Of course there would already be icing 'lava spills' around the cake in your design. I'm not sure how it would work out and it would require some testing on your part - and test it outside!!! Those mento/sodas can make a mess. Youtube it if you're not familiar with it!
If you are looking for fog and mist like you get with dry ice, you could look at something like this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-LED-Mist-Maker-Fogger-Water-Fountain-Pond-Fog-Machine-Atomizer-Air-Humidifier-/171547466817?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368 It has to be plugged in though.
@Theresaf I saw the video but I think it would just be too messy. Am having a bottle of soda poured over the cake doesn't seem too appetising.
@david_and_niko what a cool machine. I've forwarded the link to the dad, he's in Europe now so hopefully he can bring it!
Men like fire, so feel free to add sparklers for "fire" more than smoke. ???
Yes that's a good idea. Hope to even find red ones!!! Thanks