Gum Ball Machine Cake

Decorating By CreativeGirl220 Updated 23 Sep 2008 , 1:11pm by bobwonderbuns

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CreativeGirl220 Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 1:33pm
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Can someone please tell me how to make a gum ball machine cake? I know I need the round glass fish bowl with gum balls. But for below the bowl do you have to do any carving on the cakes?

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OhioBaker Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:14pm
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I don't have the answer, but here's a bump because I'd like to know too. icon_biggrin.gif

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sweetideas Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:38pm
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Hope it works. If not, go to womans day . com and look up gumball cake...directions are there.

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cmerola Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 11:01am
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Made one this summer. I used a plastic fish bowl that I bought at Petco. It wasn't as heavy as the glass bowl. Make sure you support the layers ,the gumballs are real heavy. I did carve the top cover and the top layer of the machice. Please let me know if there is anything else you would like to know. Sorry I can't make my picture small enough to attach, but you should be able to see it in my photos.

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turtle3264 Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 12:55pm
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I have a gumball cake in my photos. I put 3 round cake together and carved them into the shape that I wanted. I put straws in them for support. I couldn't find a round fish bowl, so I went to the Dollar Tree and got a glass bowl used to hold candles.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 1:11pm
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Thanks for that advice -- I've always wondered how to make one of those cakes! icon_biggrin.gif

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