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submarine cake?

post #1 of 6
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I had a call yesterday about doing a cake for an 84 year old man's birthday. She said he is really into submarines as he works at the museum submarine the uss silversides. I think she really would like the cake to be a sculped cake, though I have never done one and want to get some help here before I commit one way or the other. The problem is the uss silversides doesnt really look like what I thought a submarine was supposed to look like! It looks more like a ship from what I can tell and I cant find a very good picture. Anyone know anything about submarines? Also any help on sculpting a cake like this would be helpful. I am attaching a photo of the uss silversides. I wish I could find a picture of what it is supposed to look like in the back.
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post #2 of 6
I've seen an awesome sub cake here on CC before!
Am searching the galleries now looking for it...

Wow, found several! Maybe you can get some pointers from their makers!
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I have more cake photos at PhotoBucket.com:
http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/gmcakes/
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I have more cake photos at PhotoBucket.com:
http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/gmcakes/
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post #3 of 6
Love that 3rd pic GMcakes! Goood finds!
post #4 of 6
http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08236.htm

This site seemed to have several diffrent views of same sub. Hope it helps. (Not only did you give me a good idea for a cake, but I also got a history lesson today.)
post #5 of 6
I knew they weren't quite the right shape, but I hope the pics give you a good starting point!
I have more cake photos at PhotoBucket.com:
http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/gmcakes/
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I have more cake photos at PhotoBucket.com:
http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/gmcakes/
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your time and research. I called her and told her I would give a 3d submarine a shot. It is a little out of my comfort zone, but I need to force myself to try something new.
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