Standing O Cake, Construction/support System Help Plz!

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Brandyf817 Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 8:57pm
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So I am making a cake for the grand opening event of a new night club in Jacksonville called Club O. I am super excited with it being a media event and private VIP party of high end clientele. So my first idea was to make their logo. But then I realized with it laying flat, it won't get the attention it needs. So I want it to stand! But I do not know how to construct the support system. I need some help please! This is my first large cake and I am using it to promote myself and start doing this as my career. I can't have a disaster and I know the support system is the most important part.


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abayes Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 12:12am
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hmm! that is hard Ive asked how to attach the dowels or PVC to the base board an what you are doing is going to be amazing I hope someone can give you the help you need! Good luck will love to know how it turns out.

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russette80 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 12:44am
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I would do some great cake, flat or stacked and then do the O logo out of rice crispy treats and decorate from there. and if you know how to use electronics you could make it spin icon_smile.gif not sure about how to support it, just another idea.

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Kitagrl Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 12:52am
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All you have to do is make a tire shaped cake and then do the logo as shown (the middle white, not hollow).

Make sure the tire shape will be wide enough to be supportable.

Make a platform up off the base board to support most of the cake, because underneath the platform you will want to round out the bottom of the "O" using cake crumbs and icing, or RKT.

Then build up layers of cake, using dowels or bubble tea straws and cardboards every 4".

Then cut a circle the size you want the cake, and use that as a guide to carve the cake into the shape of the "O".

Then just ice and decorate.

I have a drum cake WAY back several pages in my photos, and the front large drum I used this method to make it so that it looks completely round and not flat on the bottom.

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Brandyf817 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 5:33am
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So I asked an architect tonight how to do this, he gave me my structure with keeping the center hollow. Two major dowels, one on each side. Building a plank about a quarter the way up, then another one like 2/3s up. Should work great. Making a bath at the bottom to put dry ice in so it doesn't touch the cake. Can't wait to get this together. 4 days, starting my baking now!

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