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post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by lcubed83 View Post
 

Another "what if?"

 

What if the top half of the ball is cake, on a cake board, and the bottom half is shaped RKT or such?  That middle tier is double-height-  maybe the board is all one piece in the tier, then sticking out and supporting the football.

 

Keep us posted!

That's exactly how I would do it. It would take some planning to get the sizes right but it wouldn't be hard to do. The board for the taller tier on the cake would just extend over to support the football. The weight of the top tiers should be enough to keep the football up, but I'd be willing to bet that the football was made from rice krispies and they just don't want to admit it. Just because someone acts all mysterious about how they did something doesn't mean there's a trick to it, it just means that they used something other than cake and don't want to admit it ;)

post #17 of 35

i love that cake--it's the crumbs sprinkled around under the football that really set it off--

 

just an aside here--but ever see the golf commercial where the ball lands on a beautiful wedding cake (peach colored flowers/accents if memory serves)  and the pro comes in and blasts the ball and just creams the cake--very cool commercial!

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post #18 of 35
Thread Starter 

You guys are so wonderful!  I had given some thought to the football being rice krispie treat as well.  That would make it lighter.  However, while I noticed the middle tier was taller, I assumed it was to accommodate the football and maintain serving pieces.  I hadn't thought of it being the styrofoam!!!! 

 

I think together we are going to work this thing out!!!!  Thanks so much.

post #19 of 35
Maybe the cake where the football is at has a dummy cake in the bottom for support?
post #20 of 35

Maybe it is all a dummy cake?

post #21 of 35
Thread Starter 

Jazzy3190 and Rosie93095 - Information on the cake makes me believe it is all cake.  Dummy cakes wouldn't interest my customer nor satisfy me.  For a display it would work wonderfully.  Thanks for your input.

post #22 of 35
I would definitely use RKT! There are bound to be some kids at the wedding that would find that a thrill to eat.
post #23 of 35

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Originally Posted by keepsake View Post
 

Jazzy3190 and Rosie93095 - Information on the cake makes me believe it is all cake.  Dummy cakes wouldn't interest my customer nor satisfy me.  For a display it would work wonderfully.  Thanks for your input.

What's the point of that?

 

And that's not what it said. They didn't say it was all cake, just that it was sculpted. I'm pretty darn sure only part of that is cake, it could be all cake, but not soft servable cake.  Fwiw, RKT and foam are sculptable, too. Foam is lightest and what I'd use.

 

I'm pretty sure your customer wouldn't want a crumbly mess, either. We are limited to what's possible in the physical world and we have to explain what can actually be done to our customers and not promise impossible things.


Edited by howsweet - 1/23/14 at 11:37am
post #24 of 35
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We are limited to what's possible in the physical world and we have to explain what can actually be done to our customers and not promise impossible things.

Where's the like button I though we were getting on CC?

post #25 of 35

Ok so this may have been mentioned but....what if the middle tier had the cake separated by cake drums the same exact size of the cake.( like 2 of them alternating with cake)  Then you carve the football out of RKT and the supports/dowels are stuck in the cake drums.  I think that is how I would do it.    I can't wait until you make this cake!!!!

post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by savannahquinn View Post

Ok so this may have been mentioned but....what if the middle tier had the cake separated by cake drums the same exact size of the cake.( like 2 of them alternating with cake)  Then you carve the football out of RKT and the supports/dowels are stuck in the cake drums.  I think that is how I would do it.    I can't wait until you make this cake!!!!

I was thinking something like that too
post #27 of 35
Thread Starter 

Something similar has been mentioned, and the bride has said she doesn't mind if the football is RKT or styrofoam.  I'm going to try the RKT first and see how that works with cake before I go to styrofoam.  I want the tier to be cake, but I may have to go to a dummy cake.  I'll be sure to let all of you know how it turns out.  The wedding is in May so that gives me time to do "trial and error".  Thanks so much to everyone for your interest and ideas!

post #28 of 35

So how did it go?  Pics?

post #29 of 35
Thread Starter 

Nothing yet, unfortunately.  I tried making the football out of rkt but still came out heavy.  This week I'll be testing by pushing that tier to the back to give a little more "ledge" to dowel and place the football on and.  I'm still working at it, but time is starting to run out!!!  Still open to any ideas.  Thanks, and pray for me!!!  lol

post #30 of 35

I would make a large cake and carve the tier and football out of the one cake. I would custom cut a board that accommodates through the tier and length of the entire football , situated with  3/4 or even more of the football above the board. , I would use rice Krispie treats for the bottom 1/4 .  

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