hi - i would like to make a 3D standing chalice cake for my son's first holy communion. I am thinking of using a dolly varden tin for the bowl of the chalice. the problem is what do i make the chalice stem from so that it supports the weight of the bowl? was thinking of ricebubbles and marshmallow - but doubt it could withstand the weight. Alternatively - i was thinking of sitting the bowl on a small cake board, and then sitting the cake board on a plastic pipe. I will need a centre dowel, but how do i fix the dowl to the cake board? and will it all stay together. would appreciate any ideas - I cannot seem to find a chalice cake on the net! Is this not such a good idea = and should i just get a professional cake decorator to make my cake :-)
i made one -- used acrylic set up -- used foam for chalice but it was rather large too --dashing out here but will be back and give more detail shortly...
Here is link Doug is amazing. Pic and instrucrtions how to build the support for the cake. HTH
doug is amazing --
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omg that posted so big and it ate my words\
doug is amazing --
however my idea is lazier
get two of these:
and one of these:
then embed the larger bottom plate into some foam and cover top & bottom with foam core board -- both sides of larger plate covered securely so the plate cannot rock or move then the weight of the whole thing keeps it all secure -- the plates don't have to be the same size of course -- so the bottom plate is larger to offset the top heaviness -- this set up is very secure --
i covered a foam 'chalice' with candy clay and it was not spherical i kept it flattened then the bottom base of the chalice was a big fat 16" cake
i guess i'll post a picture -- it's not a perfect cake -- i've been dissed so much over the years i hate to post anything -- this was a free cake
*this set up is very secure with a cake placed on the bottom for stability --
We all have different ideas, that's one the things I like about CC.
Those plates are on sale. A pic of your cake would help me visualize your method. BTW take a look at my chalice cake, talk about a mess, can't believe I posted that. Since then I have learned how to smooth buttercream......well mostly.
OH , I just saw the pic, I get it. Your method the base is the cake.....and Doug's way the cake is the chalice cup ( the upper portion). Well now cakedivanot has choices ....
yes and she could do both too of course -- i woulda made the cup edible, maybe even round but just giving this clientelle a non-sheet cake was extreme for them -- hahahaha