Sloss' Furnace Cake?

Decorating By kweenofengland Updated 16 Mar 2011 , 3:52am by kweenofengland

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kweenofengland Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:21am
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My son is turning 8 on Sunday! I wanted to surprise him with his cake. He is all into ghosts and Goosebumps books and he saw Ghost Adventures episode about Sloss' Furnace in Birmingham, AL. We are just north of Bham about 45 miles. One day we took him on a tour. It is an old metal production factory where many men actually lost their lives working in harsh conditions or in machinery. Story has it that Slag (a mean factory manager) haunts the place because someone pushed him from a tower. My son was so excited to go on this tour. so i really wanted to do a cake for him that was Sloss' furnace and add in some ghostly figures, eyes, etc. the actual towers and buildings, and pipes are way to much for me to try and build. any ideas on how to create a cake that represents Sloss furnace without building towers? i will attach some photos of Sloss' furnace identifying towers so you can see what i mean. you can also google sloss furnace if you arent familiar with it. I really want this cake to be special. my kids are my greatest legacy and i want to give them as much in a cake as i would do for a stranger and more!

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warchild Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 7:22am
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Well I'm not much help on the ghosts & eyes idea but..

Check the picture on the link. It might be a good idea for a frozen buttercream transfer. Its actually a poster promoting a bbq & music festival at Sloss Furnaces, so you'd have to change the tower top shapes back to normal before making your transfer.

Would be easy enough to do, just omit the guitar tuning peg look on the tall smoke stacks, & round off the main water tower that has Sloss, so it won't look like the open bbq depicted on the poster.

You could still use the "Stokin the fire" wording if you wanted, just change the year to 2011 or omit the year completely. I think it looks kind of neat myself, goes with the whole idea of flames & hot furnaces.
At the bottom where it has Bar -B -Que & music festival, just omit that & put happy birthday (your sons name)


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kweenofengland Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 3:52am
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thanks for the idea! I liked the picture as well. may incorporate it somehow!

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