Erupting Volcano Cake Without Dry Ice

Decorating By julia1812 Updated 11 Mar 2016 , 6:35am by julia1812

julia1812 Posted 8 Mar 2016 , 6:30pm
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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? 

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LinaLotte Posted 8 Mar 2016 , 9:04pm
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have you seen this thread ?

There said someone that she got the dry ice from the grocery store, maybe you could ask your local ones?

julia1812 Posted 9 Mar 2016 , 7:13am
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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.

theresaf Posted 10 Mar 2016 , 6:49pm
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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.stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye.png  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!

Good luck!


david_and_niko Posted 11 Mar 2016 , 1:31am
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If you are looking  for fog and mist like  you get with dry ice, you could look at something like this.     It has  to be plugged in though.

julia1812 Posted 11 Mar 2016 , 6:13am
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@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!

johnson6ofus Posted 11 Mar 2016 , 6:26am
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Men like fire, so feel free to add sparklers for "fire" more than smoke. ???

julia1812 Posted 11 Mar 2016 , 6:35am
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Yes that's a good idea. Hope to even find red ones!!! Thanks

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