Need Ideas For Chinese New Year Cake

Decorating By Stella Updated 14 Jan 2006 , 11:12pm by Doug

Stella Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 6:07am
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Dear lists,

I need ideas to decorate a cake for Chinese New Year. Something simple icon_biggrin.gif and yet has the festive feel thumbs_up.gif , as I will have to carry the cake with me in the bus for a two hours ride to another town icon_cry.gif . I am thinking of bright red colour with a golded touch. Help.


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Doug Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 1:17pm
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this is based on a particular Wilton pan only to get image of dog holding something.

I envision a sheet cake (easy to carry on bus) with dog image (the next chinese year is the year of the dog)

make the dog look like a pekinese if you can.

scroll is red

lettering should be in gold

Doug Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 1:18pm
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here are the characters larger

tripletmom Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 1:21pm
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Doug, you never cease to amaze with your ability to 'whip something up'!

This is a wonderful idea! Even the dog is perfect! I have some Chinese scrolls that have similar dogs on them, with the big eyes and all.

talking_head Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 7:09pm
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antonia74 Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 7:16pm
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I have a few photos saved for wedding cake ideas...

MommyEdzards Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 11:31pm
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From Just Fabulous Pastries

psurrette Posted 13 Jan 2006 , 11:33pm
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I always bring an orange to my Chinese restaurant for their new year. They say it brings them good luck. Could do something like that.

mamasota Posted 14 Jan 2006 , 6:12am
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Being that 2006 is the year of the Dog, why don't you make the cake red with chinese lettering on the side that says the year of the dog in gold and then put a figurine (edible or non edible) of a dog on top of it or just make a cake in the shape of a dog with red color and gold highlights.
There is a custom of giving red coin packets to kids for the chinese new year. You can make a cake in a rectangular shape (shape of the red coin packets) with red fondant (they sell fondant already red color) and have some coin (chocolate coins) coming out from the packet. then add a chinese symbol on top center of the cake in gold (you can get gold dust for the lettering). I've attached a picture of one of the lucky symbols used for chinese new year. This symbol means "Blessing, Good Fortune, Good Luck"

Stella Posted 14 Jan 2006 , 4:54pm
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Thanks folk. I do like the lattern and red envelope ideas, and the mandarin orange as well. The dragon and peking dog probably out of reach for me. Well, I do have two weeks to plan and prepare the cake. I will post the final product on the site.

Doug Posted 14 Jan 2006 , 11:12pm
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fyi: the pan I used in my illustration is available on eBay -- some for bid and other Buy It Now. it tends to be "pup"ular so, I'd look for BIN price that is affordable. search on: cake pan puppy

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