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May the force be with you Lowe's dudes

It is hard to talk about a groom’s cake and not think of the red velvet armadillo classic in Steel Magnolias.
We have not had anyone ask for an armadillo yet, but we have had some fun requests.
This week we made a Faboo Death Star cake for a fabulous groom who knew exactly what he wanted. The inside cake was lemon flavored but colored kelly green to match the wedding colors, which were grey & kelley green.
Unique & fun concept from start to finish, this cake was a challenge we enjoyed tackling.
Building the 3-D free standing Death Star got us into engineering mode & sent us to Lowes many times.
Did you know there are 3 different types of ‘pvc’ piping in the plumbing department?  
Did you kow they are not all pvc, but look just a like? We didn’t, but now we do.
Did you know that 3/4" piping is not the same diameter with each type, so you cannot interchange pieces & connectors?
You can see where this is going, right?
Three trips to Lowes and many conversations with the super helpful, but puzzled plumbing department guys, later we had it all worked out.
If you ever want to confuse a plumbing guy, just start the conversation out with ‘I need a flangey  thingy  to hold up my Death Star cake’.
No dude, you are not being punk’d, I really am making a cake that involves plumbing stuff (technical term).
Thank you to the Hendersonville Lowes plumbing guys for not laughing at us when we came back for the third time in the same afternoon, because we just didn’t get it. We got it now guys!
In fact, we are working on a new 3-D design that will involve bending the pvc ourselves to a custom angle.
Blow torches are in our future, so we will see you soon Lowe’s dudes.
May the force be with you,

2 Comments to May the force be with you Lowe's dudes:

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Mikie on Friday, December 10, 2010 4:16 PM
Now THIS is the kind of story I can really relate too!!!
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Chef Scott on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:34 PM
The Force is STRONG with you, Faboo Cakes! Great job!
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