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post #16 of 43

That looks great!!!!

post #17 of 43

wow what a recovery

 

your cake is beautiful!

 

first i'm so glad you got the correct measuring thing down now--but the 1st way you did it--i've seen that on tv and i just cringe knowing that your exact scenario will be played out across the land

 

 and you are a really good artist -- good call about the paint and chilling --probably be fine to just box it and carry in your lap then just balance it in your hands/on your knees to lessen the g forces inherent in driving-- someone else is driving right? 

 

here's a coupla extra ideas for you~~

 

 

next time--even after you cut your dowel or straws scoot them back & forth with a ruler--if one jumps ahead of the others then trim that till there is no movement and they are indeed perfectly even

 

 

 

back & forth

 

 

then this picture is a bit dark--but see the bamboo skewers sticking out on either side??? the ones used for grilling kabobs--

 

when using corrugated cardboard you can reinforce it by sliding those all the way down intp the grooves if needed--

 

i just stopped short to make a visual--just get them in so far then press the skewers on the table top to force them the rest of the way in--flush with the edge of the board

 

sometimes all you need are two cardboards with the corrugation criss crossed --

 

add skewers for larger cakes or bottom boards

 

the pictured board was for a cheesecake--so needed to be more heavy duty

 

congrats on a stunning save!!!

 

 


Edited by -K8memphis - 1/26/13 at 5:48am
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post #18 of 43
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Thank you guys SO much. Checked the cake this morning, and she still stands!! I am terrified of another mistake, as its crunch time now (party in 7 hours), and no time for another re do. I may be searching for issues, but it looks like in settling, the cake is ever so slightly leaning backwards. LORD.

I think I may be imagining it, though. I am not going to worry anymore. I did everything correctly and when I slightly jiggle the table it's sitting on, hardly moves at all. So, we will see how to car ride and big reveal goes!
post #19 of 43

You are probably just paranoid because of what happened before.  I am sure everything will be just fine!!! Think positive and nothing will happen and most of all drive very carefully!!!! Let us know how things went!!!

post #20 of 43

t minus 6 (hours) and counting...

 

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post #21 of 43
I like to put my cakes in the freezer for about twice as long as the drive, up to about 2 hours. Meaning, if I have to drive a cake 30 minutes, I freeze it for an hour before I leave. It doesn't freeze it all the way through, just firms it up for the drive, and it is room temp about 10 minutes after I get there, which tastes best when you go to serve it.
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post #22 of 43
Looks great!!
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I did not center dowel the cake at all, because for the life of me, I couldn't find a THING in my house to stick in there, that would be remotely long enough. This cake stands about 12" tall, maybe 13"?

Skewers don't need to be long enough to pierce through the entire cake if you'd use them strategically as you build it.  (I guess that opportunity is missed now.)

 

You've had all day to buy or borrow a dowel.  You may get away without a center dowel on graduated tiers, but I'm afraid a 13" tall tower of tiers will be too top heavy to survive a transport much farther than to the car.  Sorry... sounds like another disaster, but good luck.  I'd highly recommend getting a dowel in there.

post #24 of 43

t minus 72 (mins) and counting

 

i think if you're careful in the car

 

and drive as if there's a raw egg rolling free on the dashboard that you do not want to break

 

you should be fine

 

hope someone can be holding the cake to gently react and balance it out from the g forces from driving in a car

 

maybe bring a little paint to re-touch the top in case --but if the paint is dry now--you should be fine

 

don't just put it on the floor if you don't absolutely have to

 

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post #25 of 43

smash cakes buddy

 

if you're still reading this at t minus 22 and counting

 

could you give us a little text that you and the Seuss chapeau arrived intact?

 

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post #26 of 43
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Well ladies, we made it!!! All in one very solid and supported piece, I might add!! :)

My husband drove us to the restaurant, and he was so incredibly careful during the drive. I'm grateful for that. I held the cake in my lap, and was able to anticipate everything and accomodate for that.

 

My sister was incredibly surprised, and FREAKED out at the cake. I am so proud of myself, and SO SO SO grateful for all of your incredible suggestions. I feel so confident in my skills today, thanks to this thread! Here are the final pictures.

 

(Thing 1 lost a foot this morning, due to a little slip...so I made them "pop" out of the cake. Worked pretty well!)

 

 

 

post #27 of 43
Just fantastic!
post #28 of 43
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Well ladies, we made it!!! All in one very solid and supported piece, I might add!! :)

My husband drove us to the restaurant, and he was so incredibly careful during the drive. I'm grateful for that. I held the cake in my lap, and was able to anticipate everything and accomodate for that.

 

My sister was incredibly surprised, and FREAKED out at the cake. I am so proud of myself, and SO SO SO grateful for all of your incredible suggestions. I feel so confident in my skills today, thanks to this thread! Here are the final pictures.

 

(Thing 1 lost a foot this morning, due to a little slip...so I made them "pop" out of the cake. Worked pretty well!)

 

 

 

wow a decorator is born

 

(and what a harrowing experience that was!! ;)

 

far beyond very very cool

 

welcome to the collection of the creative and the crazed

 

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post #29 of 43
Yeah!!!!
post #30 of 43
Yay!!! Looks great!
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