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post #46 of 76
Thanks, Francois, for taking the time to answer the questions.

If you were doing a cake that had the support way off center like Courtney's in the last challenge of Last Cake Standing, would you use another board between the layers--thus having two supports to keep the weight from tearing through the cake.

I know the cakes in the challenges are pretty firm so maybe this technique wouldn't work too well in the real cake world.

You and Bronwen do a great job in the challenges.

Thanks again.
post #47 of 76
Wow Francois! That's a lot of good info!

And thanks for all of the pictures Shelly!
post #48 of 76
Hi Francois.. Thanks for the response here~! I just wanted to tell you how excited I am to be taking your class in Charleston... I am in route now and anxious to see you, Bronwen, and the other CC'ers who are taking the class also....... See ya'll on Sunday.. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #49 of 76
Thanks for sharing this information - it's very helpful!
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post #50 of 76
Thanks Francois! They actually have the stand on Caljava in stock again. I also thing that Francois is so hott!
post #51 of 76
i'm sooo glad i found this thread. i have had a bag of pvc fitting and glue sitting on my bar for the last 4 days, lol. the angled pieces are ONLY made in 45 or 90 degree angles so if you want something else you have to bend it yourself. the blow torch method is the correct way to do it, i prefer to leave that part up to hubby icon_smile.gif if you do it though, you should make sure you have plently of room to hold the pipe, the smaller the piece you are working with, the more likey you are to get hot melted plastic on your hands.

as for the plates, you can use a $10 sheet of plywood. if you'll notice in between the 2 fittings there is a space that the board will sit between. you will have to measure how thick the gap is because i havn't checked yet, but the pieces don't actually screw all the way together like you would think, so it would be better to have your board the same thickness as the space so as not to leave room for movement...(my 8 month old is chewing on the piece right now, lol) anyway, and you should probably get at east 1" pvc for the stand.

...there's my 2 cents icon_smile.gif btw, if you don't want to bend the pvc you can actually use a straight pipe and cut a oval hole in the center of the board which will also make the board tilted
post #52 of 76
my husband and i have been working on this thing all week. it did NOT look that hard in my head icon_sad.gif i also accidentally gave him the wrong size circle for the middle board. so will you guys please take a look in my photos and tell me how i can fix it? the customer liked it, but it didn't look too great to me. it should be the 2nd photo in there. i would really apprecitate some advice on this one! how do you disguise the boards?
post #53 of 76
This is a great thread, I have never worked with PVC and am looking for a new "project" I am not as lucky as some of you ladies having a "prince" around to build! LOL LOL
So please keep your ideas coming...or PM if you wish...I don't mind!!!!!!!!!!!!


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post #54 of 76
WOW!! Great info!!
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post #55 of 76
Thanks for all the great info!!
post #56 of 76
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But how does the cake stay in place and hang on without tearing



This is what I want to know too!!

Anybody who has ever played with Legos can put together PVC piping. It's very easy.

I just want to know how the heck the cakes sit at those angles without the cake succumbing to gravity!



I would attach each cake to a foamcore board and place shelfliner or double stick tape between the board and the plates. shelfliner holds EVERYTHING in place.
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post #57 of 76
wow.. can't wait to try my hand at it..
post #58 of 76
thumbs_up.gif thanks I need to try it too
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