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post #16 of 76
The thing is, that if you go to home depot they don't have those plates with the threaded holes... I mean maybe you can get something similar but not those exact plates. As far as I know they also don't have that crooked pvc piece either. Maybe you can find these things online somewhere.

I just built a huge dragon cake stand out of pvc so I've been dealing with this lately.... I used all pvc and metal flanges, 4 flanges screwed to the base and then 4 more flanges that are attached underneath the board that will hold the body. And then more flanges with pvc on top of that to hold up the neck/head, tail, and wings. I spent $50 on metal flanges alone for this cake!!
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post #17 of 76
I don't know Edna I'll ask husband, icon_lol.gif Kitagirl..................ain't that the truth you need shop classs pluss computer class all to do cake decorating now a days.................sheesh!!!!!!!! It takes soooooooooooooooooooo much of the cake time away. I still say I need Duffs crew and his money to pay them. icon_lol.gif
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The computer is okay but man I just need to hire a construction worker for everything else, I think!
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I'm really curious, too. Some of the pipes used on FN Challenges were metal pipes with the different angled joints and flanges screwed into plywood boards, and Courtney appeared to build as she stacked. But how does the cake stay in place and hang on without tearing icon_biggrin.gif . Others used the white PVC plumbing pipes instead of metal. "My" ICES chapter (SC) is sponsoring Bronwen and Francois next month for a DOS and then two days of classes. The second day is extreme sculpting, and they will talk about support systems. I can hardly wait thumbs_up.gif



I'm registered in both classes, and can hardly wait either.. see ya there.. thumbs_up.gif
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post #20 of 76
Wow how lucky are you LJ , come back and fill us in on some of this plumbing stuff......................... icon_biggrin.gif
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[quote="mamacc"]The thing is, that if you go to home depot they don't have those plates with the threaded holes... I mean maybe you can get something similar but not those exact plates. As far as I know they also don't have that crooked pvc piece either. Maybe you can find these things online somewhere.




I know you can't I was just trying to be nice and give everyone some sort of idea of how to do one and the things that you might possibly need not those exact things but something similar. sorry for just trying to help. icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
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Wow how lucky are you LJ , come back and fill us in on some of this plumbing stuff......................... icon_biggrin.gif



Will I need a plumber's license now? icon_lol.gif Just think.. hubby and I both will be excited to shop at Home Depot .... icon_lol.gif
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post #23 of 76
Wow - didn't get notice of all the additions to this thread. Shelly - thanks so much for posting the close-ups of the fittings and pieces in the Cake Study kits. Why didn't I buy one of the wonky set-ups in Orlando?!?!? LJ - I'm so excited - I'll be looking for you in Charleston thumbs_up.gif
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Shelley ...........your fine nothing meant bad I 'm sure. Thanks for the pics at least we know what we need. It's out there in plumbers land somewhere. IT's so hard reading into emails I think sometimes.
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The thing is, that if you go to home depot they don't have those plates with the threaded holes... I mean maybe you can get something similar but not those exact plates. As far as I know they also don't have that crooked pvc piece either. Maybe you can find these things online somewhere.




I know you can't I was just trying to be nice and give everyone some sort of idea of how to do one and the things that you might possibly need not those exact things but something similar. sorry for just trying to help. icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif



Actually you were helpful because I've been wanting to see more detailed pictured of those stands and yours were great....you can really see how it's contstructed. icon_smile.gif It's just frustrating that those stands are so expensive, and you can't find those exact parts, ya know?? I've heard of people using toilet flanges...but those are so darn huge! And why don't they sell those curved pvc pieces anywhere!?!? I like building my own stands so I can customize them to how I want them to be.
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post #26 of 76
PS. Sorry if I sounded irritable. I have 3 days to finish this huge dragon cake before driving it 6-8 hours to Maryland and I'm nowhere near done! heeeellllllllppppppp!!!!
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post #27 of 76
Question, (I have bought the square cake study stand got in Orlando, and boy am I glad I did), those of you building your own stands, or even using the cake study stand, do you "rent" those materials to your clients when they order the cake, or do you include the materials into your cake costs and then just don't worry about getting $50 worth of supplies back?
post #28 of 76
Sorry I don't have cable so I haven't seen these cake shows....my question is how do they assemble the cakes? Do the cakes with cardboard and all go through the pvc pipe? Is that OK for an edible cake? or do the cake doesn't touch the pipes??? I'd really appreciate an answer. Thank you.
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PS. Sorry if I sounded irritable. I have 3 days to finish this huge dragon cake before driving it 6-8 hours to Maryland and I'm nowhere near done! heeeellllllllppppppp!!!!



that's ok i think i am feeling sorry for myself.......i am in the same exact boat as you i have a huge four tear cake plus 300 bite size samples due for a charity friday and nothing is going right icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
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And here i am on CC..........lol
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