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Wedding cake with football coming out of side

post #1 of 35
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I have a customer who wants her 4-tier wedding cake to have a football coming out of the side of her 3rd tier.  Although it's only 1/2 of the football, I can't figure out how to support the football.  Can someone help me?

post #2 of 35

Does the football have to be cake? Can it be styrofoam covered with modeling chocolate? That may make it easier to support. And if you were to put it "in" at an angle you could also use a long skewer to support it.

post #3 of 35
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I had planned for the football to be cake.  I hadn't thought using styrofoam.  I will check with the bride and see if she will accept styrofoam.  If I give her two price differences maybe she will choose the styrofoam.  Lol!  I had planned to use a skewer anyway, but I didn't know if that would give enough support.  Thanks so much for your comment, it really gave me some additional thoughts.

post #4 of 35

If the angle was steep enough it could be cake - this is  a tricky one!  I hope others offer additional suggestions!

post #5 of 35

 Go to this web site:

They have a tiered wedding cake with a football coming out of the side.  just scroll down the page a bit.

Maybe you can ask them how they supported it, I think it may be exactly the kind of cake you were asked to do! Good Luck!

 

http://www.cakestudio.ca/wedding-cakes1.html

post #6 of 35
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That's exactly the cake she sent me.  It appears that their football was real cake and they give no hint on how they did that.  I have sent them an email to see if they would be willing to share information.

 

Thank you so much for your help!  God bless.

post #7 of 35

LOL....let us know if you figure it out!   

post #8 of 35
Thread Starter 

I heard back from the company, but no luck.  They said "Unfortunately, because this cake photo went "viral", we have kept this cake structure a secret, as we continue to use the same principles for other cakes."  I'll keep working to see if I can come up with something.  I think your idea is probably the one I will use.  I'll let you know.  Thanks again.

post #9 of 35

That stinks! But I can understand their point....If I think of anything else I let you know...I'm a bit obsessed with this now!

post #10 of 35
Maybe they have some proprietary technique or maybe they don't. Maybe they don't want to announce to the world that they used foam or rice krispies. It could be hollow gumpaste. Since the ball is disproportionately large, in my opinion, this may point to it having been molded over a toy ball or that they obtained a football shaped foam piece rather than sculpting to size. In my opinion they had a whole bunch of gorgeous cakes, but I wasn't loving that one.

Of course it could also just be sculpted cake. I'm just saying there are a lot of ways to do this. I would also guess that if they want to keep it secret, it may have been super easy.

Anyway that's all just speculation. Best of luck with this.
post #11 of 35

OK after a little more obsessing...I know the football is carved cake, but what if the tier is a dummy tier.  And it's less than 1/2 of the football sticking out.  So maybe with the football covered in ganache then fondant with a few really well placed dowels, it can stay like that? or you  carve out a section of the dummy cake so there's more football in the inside to stabilize the part that's sticking out.  Did that even make sense?

post #12 of 35

It does make sense that since it says next to the cake, "Oh yes....we carved that football, to real size...thanks to my best carver...David"  Still not clear that it's definitely cake and not foam, but it sounds they were implying it was cake.

 

It's a cooler cake than I originally thought - here'sa picture with people next to it

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It does make sense that since it says next to the cake, "Oh yes....we carved that football, to real size...thanks to my best carver...David"  Still not clear that it's definitely cake and not foam, but it sounds they were implying it was cake.

 

It's a cooler cake than I originally thought - here'sa picture with people next to it

 

Howsweet....Hmmmmmm....you might be right!!!
post #14 of 35

Another "what if?"

 

What if the top half of the ball is cake, on a cake board, and the bottom half is shaped RKT or such?  That middle tier is double-height-  maybe the board is all one piece in the tier, then sticking out and supporting the football.

 

Keep us posted!

Linda
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post #15 of 35

The mystery deepens.....the ball definitely is just half of a ball, if you look at a close up of the picture, you can see the outline of it and it does not go into the cake....I'm still thinking its styrofoam now like

howsweet said.....to be continued!!!!

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