Placing cakes on lids

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By TooMushTrippin (Toomushtrippin) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 04:06 am: The Nook

this is probably a stupid question but i put my cakes in the lid of my jar (turned so its like a bowl) and pinheads are showing up near the bottom and im slightly concerned the growth will be somehow disturbed by the lip of the lid surrounding it. im hesitant to put it on a lid turned the other way (like a pedestal) cause the cake might topple over. How do you guys put your cakes in terraniums? is placing it on some sort of wire screen a good idea? thanks for any feedback

By TooMushTrippin (Toomushtrippin) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 04:13 am: The Nook

i forgot to mention that everything is resting on an inch and 1/2 layer of wet perlite. my terranium is a rubbermaid container which needs to be moved to recieve light (hence my worry about the cake toppling over)

By Nan (Nanook) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 04:42 am: The Nook

They will be fine

By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 08:46 am: The Nook

Put moist verm between the lid and the cake.
Will level it out and provide moisture too :)

By quote: (Quote) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 01:31 pm: The Nook

i use a piece of tinfoil to cradle the cakes, as lids rust if in contact w/damp perlite.

By Some Body (Texasshroomer) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 05:17 pm: The Nook


Question about foil:

Do you simply cut a nice square of foil that is a little more wide than the cake, sprinkle on some moistened vermiculite, and set the cake on top?

Also, do you poke any holes in the foil to act as a drain?

And finally, what are the white trays or lids that is pictured on PF's site that he used instead of metal jar lids? And where can I buy them?



By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 05:52 pm: The Nook

Those plastic lids from Fungi-Perfecti work good.

They don't rust and they are easy to fill up with verm for double-ended casing.

A little pricey though.

With foil, I'd make a small cradle to hold verm, and yes, make sure to poke a few holes for drainage.

By Some Body (Texasshroomer) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 06:09 pm: The Nook


I'll probably just use foil being the tight-ass that I am. My ass cheeks squeak when I walk.

Unless anyone knows of a lid or dish or whatever I could buy at Wal-mart, Lowes, or even a science supply store that would work as an equivalent.



By Jesseb (Jesseb) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 06:29 pm: The Nook

I just buy styrofoam bowls and cut the top off of them. They work good and you can use them a couple of times. Just wash them out while you are dunking your cakes.


By Scotsman (Barrowland) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 07:45 pm: The Nook

The lids off coffee jars are great but to small , so put them in the oven till they start to go soft shape them so the cake fits the put holes in the bottom and thats it.......
Oh i cant resist a pichh

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 09:40 pm: The Nook

I used to cut the bottom inch or so off of a 1 or 2 liter bottle. They make very nice cradels. Reusable easy to wash.

By ggg (Ggg) on Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 01:54 am: The Nook

Little plastic party plates!
Trim the edges if you find them large.
20 pack for like $2.

By relic (Relic) on Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 07:01 am: The Nook

i found a link to a cheaper online source for those plastic caps, here , you have to phone in your order.

you used to be able to order them right from alltrista in muncie online for like $2.25, but they no longer offer products at their site. often times you can get them where you get canning jars, but no place around here carries them.

By Abbyite (Isaac) on Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 07:12 pm: The Nook

Hi everybody,
If anyone is interested I found the perfect trays for 1/2 pint cakes. I don't know if you can get them anywhere, but I found them in our local indoor grow shop. They are these little green saucer-like plastic dishes. The #4s seem like they were made with a cake in mind. They are incrediably cheap (19 cents a piece) and very easy to sterilize and move cakes around in. They're made by "Anderson Die & Mfg. Co." and simply called "#4 Saucer".
your bud,

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 02:47 am: The Nook

Toomush, I think what is important, what all these suggestions have in common, is to have something that will not rust. Anything that won't rust will do fine.

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