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Spiral shaped wedding cake

The The Bakers Dozen: Spiral shaped wedding cake
By momoreg on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 08:07 pm: Edit

I posted a couple of months ago about an architectural wedding cake that my brother requested. Luckilly, his fiancee talked him out of it. But the two of them would like me to make them a spiral-shaped cake (sort of like a staircase, but no stairs). I've thought of carving it out of a big tower, but the cake circles would be an obstacle, and it would be impossible to slice without them. So, next I thought that if I had a constuction built, like a spiral staircase, I could fill and finish
the cake on the constuction. Any ideas for materials that I can use? I guess it has to be a flexible material, but also food-safe (obviously). I think it will look really fabulous with the center post all done up in gum paste flowers!!

By Panini (Panini) on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 09:46 pm: Edit

If you stacked your cakes and used the plates that post through the cakes, you should get enough support, Then you use plastic plates a couple of inches smaller than you cardboards.
You should not have a problem cutting through the cardboard. I don't know if your going to understand this. I wish there was some way to incorp. graphics into this site.

By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 11:30 pm: Edit


By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 11:33 pm: Edit

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By BKeith on Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 02:02 pm: Edit

Unfortunately, I don't remember the vendor name, but someone was selling a stand like that at last year's ICES Convention. It was essentially a spiral track descending from a vertical pole. You bake sheets, and cut them to lie in the track. Then ice and decorate. Very interesting and different, but with all that air space, you could only get something like 60-80 servings out of the thing.

I believe the vendor was from Kentucky, but I'm not positive. You don't indicate when you need it, but the Convention is coming around again in a few weeks. I can check to see if she's back this year and/or ask around to get more info if you like.

By momoreg on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 06:38 am: Edit

BKeith, I need it for October 29th. Maybe they can make a larger size with enough notice. It sounds like what I may be looking for. If you remember to look for them, please tell me what you find.

I'm not sure if I understand which plates you're talking about. Anyway, in the meantime, maybe I'll ask my bro which style nof spiral he prefers, because they are two different looks.

Many thanks to both of you.

By Panini (Panini) on Thursday, July 20, 2000 - 12:23 am: Edit

Been out of town, what have you decided on?

By BKeith on Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 09:18 am: Edit

Hi momoreg,

ICES Convention was last week, and I looked but did not find the spiral cake stand vendor. I asked around, and several people remembered it from last year, but no one I spoke with had contact information for the vendor.

Sorry I came up with a dead end. And best of luck getting your cake put together!

By momoreg on Friday, August 18, 2000 - 06:41 am: Edit

Thanks BKeith... I spoke with my bro last night, and he's changed his concept, thank goodness...

Now he would like a cake comprised of three giant cakes, but instead of being stacked, they'd be 3 different heights, all arranged on the board, at varying slants. It's hard to explain, but much easier to do, and I think that regular people would appreciate the work more than they would with a spiral. It seemed like too much work for too simple a look.

I appreciate you looking for the stand. That would have been a great help if he was really stuck on the idea.

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