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« on: June 22, 2005 07:56:10 AM »

I'm making one of those candy cakes like this one:



If I use a hot glue gun to glue the chocolate bars on the stand, there shouldn't be any problems with the wrapper melting/getting damaged, right....? I mean, the glue gets hot, but I don't think I should have worries about ruining the chocolate bar itself though. Has anyone made one of these before? I'm actually making one in the shape of a catamaran, but the concept is the same.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005 08:13:21 AM »

The heat from the glue may melt the wrapper and candy bar a little, but I would think it wouldn't be too noticeable. It certainly shouldn't ruin it  Smiley Let us know how it goes, this sounds like a great party idea!

Edited because I didn't read before hitting "post". Silly typos.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005 08:26:06 AM »

When I do things like this I use my low temp glue gun...just to be safe.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005 08:26:40 AM »

I'm actually making this thing to send to the Middle East where my husband is deployed...... His birthday is at the end of next month, and the temperature is in the upper 110Fs lately there so I think either way the chocolates are going to melt a lot more than what I can do with the hot glue gun. LOL. But once they cool down (and packed VERY carefully), they should be okay. Maybe not the prettiest thing, but it's the thought that counts, right?

I tried ordering a cake from the Ritz Carlton near where his base is, but it was going to be too much of a hassle to try to get something onto base, so this is the best I can do for now. I don't have a digital camera, but he does, and when he gets it and assembles it (it'll be difficult for me to pack it and send it "safely" with the entire thing put together) I'll be sure to have him take pictures and I'll post here. This looks to be an interesting project!
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2005 08:27:44 AM »

When I do things like this I use my low temp glue gun...just to be safe.

Thanks for this, I'll go and get a low temp glue gun sometime this weekend. I only have a high temp one, I think.... Oh well, any excuse to go to the craft store. Muwhahaha.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005 08:51:06 AM »

hehe i think it's a great idea and very very sweetof you to send such a candy cake! to your husband.
not only will he enjoy it but some of his buddies can get a treat as well!
great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2005 09:02:04 AM »

Yeah, in some correspondence with his supervisor (I was going to ask her to help me figure out how to get a cake from the hotel to base, but in a moment of sheer STUPIDITY and lack of attention to details with Gmail, I sent the email to Jim... who unknowingly read the email and realized it was a surprise at the end of the note because I didn't put any warnings in the subject line.... Embarrassed), I told her to make sure he shares the treats with his co-workers (and others!) because all of the nagging I've been doing for him to eat fruits and veggies would clearly be voided, and then some, if he ate all the chocolates himself over the next few months. But he's a sensible and friendly guy and wouldn't dream of hogging all those sweets to himself. Me, however.... But I get the leftover ones if they don't all fit on the base. Hee hee!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2005 10:35:45 PM »

Good idea with low temp--I've used a glue gun to attach candy to paper and stuff before, and it has melted the chocolate, but not the wrapper. The problem is the wrapper then gets stuck into/inside of the chocolate.
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