Another Whimsical Cake...

Decorating By adven68 Updated 7 Dec 2006 , 5:27pm by ladyvader01

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adven68 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:13am
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this is the 3rd or 4th cake of this style that I have had in recent orders. It is extremely popular.....

thanks for looking!!!
LL

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Kate714 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:19am
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Wow, amazing, as usual, Adven68!!!! What occasions are people ordering these for??

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nglez09 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:22am
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You probably won't check the other post, but is it hard to do? (The making of whimsical cakes).

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mkolmar Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:24am
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amazing work once again! It's beautiful!

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jackie64 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:25am
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Its beautiful I love it icon_smile.gif

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Melvira Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:31am
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You never cease to amaze, my dear... endless miracles come from your fingertips! icon_wink.gif

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JaneK Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:41am
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what a fabulous cake!!! You are a super talent here on CC!

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ShirleyW Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:42am
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So this is done with flat cakes and styrofoam wedges between the tiers? I haven't tried that but it sounds much easier than all the carving and crumbs in nested whimsy cakes. Very soft and pretty colors.

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debdiva Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 4:53am
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I am new to this site, and WOW, I feel fortunate to have stumbled onto CakeCentral.
That cake is absolutely amazing! I have two questions; how many people would have feed, how the heck do you cut a cake like that, and how much does one charge for such a beautiful eatable art piece? Opps, guess that's three questions.

Debbie

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misterc Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 5:18am
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Amazing!!!!!! Can I possibly get instructions on how to construct one of these? Thanks!

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adven68 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 1:33pm
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Wow...thanks for your comments, guys! Let me see if I can answer your questions...

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Originally Posted by nglez09

You probably won't check the other post, but is it hard to do? (The making of whimsical cakes).



It's not "hard" to do...but there are some steps involved. Getting the styrofoam into the right shape was the trick for me. I took a cake dummy and basically cut it in half on an angle. That left me with 2 wedges. Then, after the cake is assembled, you must drive a couple of dowels through the entire cake to keep it from sliding.

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how many people would have feed, how the heck do you cut a cake like that, and how much does one charge for such a beautiful eatable art piece?



This one was for 100 people. Going by "Earlene's" cake chart it actually fed 99. Cutting is very easy. They are regular cakes on a slant. After making a few cakes, I have learned to charge for everything separately. I charge a basic per-serving price, then I charge for the sugar work, then I add on a per-slanted-tier price.

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So this is done with flat cakes and styrofoam wedges between the tiers? I haven't tried that but it sounds much easier than all the carving and crumbs in nested whimsy cakes.



I prefer this method becasue the servings are equal. The true whimsical cakes that are taller on one side are very awkward to cut and serve, I would imagine.

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What occasions are people ordering these for?? .



I have made these for Communions and Christenings. I also made a mini-version, changed the colors to cream and white and entered it as a wedding cake in a competition.

Thanks everyone...I hope I got it all....

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mamacc Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 2:06pm
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It's gorgeous!!! I love your whimsical cakes! How did you do the writing on the banner so perfectly? Also, how did you mix the cream color? It's a really pretty color!

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So this is done with flat cakes and styrofoam wedges between the tiers? I haven't tried that but it sounds much easier than all the carving and crumbs in nested whimsy cakes. Very soft and pretty colors.



I agree! Carving a "regular" whimsy cake is a pain and hard to cover with fondant. I think I'm going to try this method next time.

Courtney

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bethola Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 2:11pm
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For the "carving challenged" like myself this is THE ANSWER! GORGEOUS CAKE!!! When I come off my self imposed "sweet sabbatical" I'm going to make one!!

Okay.....I'm not even supposed to be LOOKING at cakes for ONE WHOLE MONTH!! What is up with that? LOL

Beth in KY

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misterc Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 2:52pm
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Could you possibly tell me what sizes your cakes and dummies are on this cake? Thanks! It is beautiful!!!!!

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loriemoms Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 2:57pm
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That is a such a fun looking cake! I agree, I get at least one whimsical cake order a week. they are very popular!

can I ask where you got your wire for the cake topper? I am having a terrible time finding wire that is stiff enough. i have tried all the craft stores and even the hardware store (their wire is too ugly looking)

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adven68 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 2:59pm
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Could you possibly tell me what sizes your cakes and dummies are on this cake? Thanks! It is beautiful!!!!!



Thank you.
Hi there...(my nickname for my son is Mr. C)

The cakes from bottom up are 12", 10", 8", 6"

The dummies I used for the wedges were 8" and 6".

Then, for the smallest wedges, I had to trim the 6" to about a 4".

To answer mamacc...

I use edible images to make the banners....and I used a gel food color to mix the cream color.

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misterc Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 3:16pm
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My nickname for my son is Mr. C. I don't know why I always use his nickname for screen names but I do.

Anyway,I want to attempt a cake like yours. It won't look near as nice but you have to start some where, right. When you construct the cake I am assuming you use cardboard rounds under each cake. Do the cakes try to move before you dowel the whole thing, how many long dowels do you use? One more question, do you dowel each cake as you normally would with stacked construction?

I hope you don't mind all these questions!!!!! But thankyou so much for your help! I am really excited to try this, I wasn't too sure about the carving method so I am really excited about this. Thanks again!!!!

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springlakecake Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 5:10pm
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as usual your cakes are amazing!

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adven68 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 9:06pm
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When you construct the cake I am assuming you use cardboard rounds under each cake. Do the cakes try to move before you dowel the whole thing, how many long dowels do you use? One more question, do you dowel each cake as you normally would with stacked construction?



the cakes are constructed normally...cake circles underneath and dowels in them to hold up the tier above. The cakes never even budge, for some reason....I make sure not to slant them too much....I would say the wedges are 2" high at the highest point and they go down to 1" on the lowest point. I use 2 sharpened dowels through the entire cake to hold it in place.

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can I ask where you got your wire for the cake topper? I am having a terrible time finding wire that is stiff enough



I got it from a cake supply place...I believe it's 20 gauge white floral wire.

hope this helped!

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Titansgold Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 9:10pm
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Gorgeous cake! I love all of the colors you used, they all meld together so nicely!

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lapazlady Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 9:15pm
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Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous, once again! Such beautiful work.

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Monica0271 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 9:18pm
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Irene, Your work is SOooooo beautiful.

Look out Collette Peters Here comes Irene icon_lol.gif

Congrats on a job perfectly done thumbs_up.gif icon_wink.gif

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heather2780 Posted 4 Dec 2006 , 10:11pm
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wow no wonder its popular look at that cake its stunning good job it must have taken you forever to do all the detail work nothing is out of place i hope you charge what this is worth. thumbs_up.gif

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sweetbaker Posted 5 Dec 2006 , 1:46am
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Outstanding cake! I have a question?

Do you cover the wire with anything to keep it from touching the cake?

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adven68 Posted 5 Dec 2006 , 2:39pm
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Outstanding cake! I have a question?

Do you cover the wire with anything to keep it from touching the cake?




It's not actually bare wire, it's covered with some kind of fabric. I've heard of people sticking cocktail straws in the cake and then inserting the wire, but no, I don't. The top of this cake had a mound of fondant on top that I placed the flowers on and I stuck the wires in that. In the other parts of the cake, I just stuck them into the cake. I just took a look at Colettes Birthday Cakes book. She uses the same type of wire and she says to just stick them in....so I guess it's ok icon_biggrin.gif .

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spottydog Posted 5 Dec 2006 , 2:46pm
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Beautiful work as always! I bow to you!!! I hope to try something like this soon properly done. I have tried the techinique on a dummy with not much luck. Stayed long enough for the pic. LOL

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mysonshines Posted 5 Dec 2006 , 4:23pm
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It's absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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toristreats Posted 5 Dec 2006 , 4:41pm
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Could you post this picture to the galleries? I really want to save it in my favorites. It is so pretty.

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sweetbaker Posted 6 Dec 2006 , 1:28pm
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Thanks for info about the wire insertion.

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valora387 Posted 6 Dec 2006 , 4:56pm
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Your cake is beautiful! I can't wait to try a whimsical cake!!!

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