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Skating Park Cake?!?!?!?! HELP!!!

post #1 of 6
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Hi,

I need to create a Skate board Park Cake or a Skating Park Cake.

It is a square cake with a big bowl in the middle? Any idea how I construct a bowl in the middle?

Would I just bake a cake and carve a circle? Sounds difficult? OR do I bake a cake and stick something in the middle so it bakes a hole in the middle?

I have attached pictures of what the customer wants.. Any help/advice would be great!!!!!!

The customer is really concerned with the way its going to look rather than they taste!! eeks! So it has to be as accurate as possible?!

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 6
I myself would do it this way, if it is just a sheet cake with no filling, I would bake the cake with either a round pyrex bowl or a ball pan (weighted down with dried beans) in the middle of it. Leave the round pan in it when turning it out of the square pan,then flip again when putting it on the actual board it will be served on. Then remove the round bowl and decorate.
If it's going to have filling, then I would bake it without the round bowl, cool and fill as usual then put it in the freezer for a few hours. After it is frozen I would carve the hole in it. Freezing it will make it easier to carve.
Good Luck!
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post #3 of 6
He does know that is an empty swimming pool and not a skate park, right? I was going to suggest you do a regular square or slab cake and then on top make the little rails, some ramps, a small half pipe etc. - you could do these out of rice krispies covered in fondant.
post #4 of 6
Roll out a 10" circle of grey fondant and put it into a very large mixing bowl so that it dries in this shape--but make sure the shape is shallow.

Then put that on top of any sake--round or sheet or square--and decorate away.
post #5 of 6
What about using an Angel food cake pan? It's a thought. I would ganache the cake if you want it "sturdier." Back to the Angel food pan. You could carve out from the initial hole and place maybe a 6 in round cake in the bottom. Good Luck, Joni
post #6 of 6
I worked at a grocery store as a cake decorator and this was one of our kits.
http://skateandannoy.com/aa-sna-uploads/2008/07/cake1.jpg

It's two 1/4 sheet cakes stacked and then the center cut out.

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