Irish Themed Cake

Decorating By puzzlegut Updated 6 Aug 2006 , 5:06pm by Ylka

puzzlegut Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 12:50am
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I have a family reunion coming up that I might be attending. If I do attend, I might do a cake to show off my cake skills. Apparently the last few years, they've been doing themed family reunions (last year was the first time I'd been to in over 5 years). Last year was a mexican themed and they decorated the place with mexican stuff and encouraged people to make mexican dished. I think this year, the theme is Irish. Any suggestions or pics of cakes I could do that would fit this theme? I thought about doing a rainbow with a pot of gold and some green clovers, but thought that might be a little too "St. Patrick's Day". Thanks.

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Doug Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 12:53am
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cake w/ a claddagh (claddaugh) on it???

Zamode Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 1:29am
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Celtic knots! Would look great on the side of the cake. A harp, fondant sheep, Guiness mug with some froth on top. A fondant Irish flag. I want to see it when you're done! thumbs_up.gif

Doug Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 1:32am
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i wonder.... (thanks Zamode for getting the brain cells going)

karensjustdessert Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 1:41am
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Celtic knots for sure (my wedding band has a celtic knot design, so I'm biased); clover; the Blarney stone; a map of Ireland; the flag; etc., etc.

redsoxgirl Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 1:43am
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here's a few i found...

Chauntelle Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 1:52am
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You could use and Ogham pattern on the side. It is ancient celtic writing that is now strewn on the original translation rocks all over the Irish countryside. My husband and my wedding bands are ogham and they mean true love always. We honeymooned in Ireland and half of the fun of the trip was driving all over the Irish countryside looking for the stones. I can email you some pics if you would like.

laneysmom Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 2:01am
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I have a celtic cake in my gallery. I used a cookie mold to make a celtic heart and used a gaelic phrase I found online. Hope it helps! icon_smile.gif

strawberry0121 Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 2:06am
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I am a little more of the opinion to do something more sophisticated, like a black on white celtic knot. There are many images you can find by doing a google search. I do likt the one below. It has a touch of whimsy, but doesn't look like a lucky charms commercial. icon_biggrin.gif

Of course, I've had 2 glasses of wine, what do I know??? icon_redface.gif

Zamode Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 2:12am
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How about Oceanspitfire's avatar? icon_lol.gif

Chauntelle Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 2:21am
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Gra go Deo is what the Ogham stands for on my wedding band!

puzzlegut Posted 22 Jul 2006 , 9:41pm
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I saw my mom today and asked her about the reunion. My parents aren't going to go because it's being held at a certain relative's house and my parents aren't happy with them and my brother is also not going. So I guess I won't be going to the family reunion after all; about the only reason I was excited about going to the reunion was so I could show off my cake icon_biggrin.gif

Doug Posted 22 Jul 2006 , 9:43pm
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awww....sorry to hear that...

(but totally understand! -- same in my family!!)

puzzlegut Posted 22 Jul 2006 , 9:51pm
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Oh well, no biggy. I should be able to do a couple of cakes next month. I want to try my first cupcake cake for my bf's niece's birthday. I think his mother said it was going to be a tea party themed. I'll definately have to make another post for suggestions on that icon_smile.gif

Zamode Posted 23 Jul 2006 , 1:25am
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Oh bugger! Was looking forward to this! Maybe I'll have to do one myself for practice! icon_lol.gif

oceanspitfire Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 10:22pm
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Originally Posted by Zamode

How about Oceanspitfire's avatar? icon_lol.gif

You wanna use my niece's clown wig as an Irish theme? LOL (j./k)- Yeah I know ya meant the Celtic knot.

Weeeeeee a topic I am deeply passionate about (actually I've been called obsessed LOL)

I have probably more sites bookmarked related to Celtic anything than any other topic icon_redface.gif

I'm in agreement about the classy sophisticated thing- Anytime I see a green hat or clover or pot of gold I think of the Lucky Charms leprechaun dude with his silly voice, sorry icon_lol.gif

As for ideas, this is just a starting point- there are plenty or irish blessings out there, (yahoo directory> reference >quotations) to find one that suits, (or ask Doug to whip up (pun intended) one of his poems LOL

Also a fave subject of mine: kilts icon_redface.gif (or maybe men in kilts HAHA), Irish families have their own tartans also - perhaps for a family reunion, incorporating the family tartan colours would be apropos?

DisneyDreamer Posted 26 Jul 2006 , 10:03pm
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there are a lot of fun Irish toast you could put that on there and a pint of Guinness

Ylka Posted 6 Aug 2006 , 5:06pm
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What about cake like this

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