gingerkitten79 Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 12:44pm

Once again i turn to the wise witches and wizards of the cake world for advice...

I am catering for a friends wedding in november and she has also asked me to do the food. its a reception for 80 people, mainly blokey blokes and thier biker molls, and the food served is finger food.
Now i need ideas for the cake!
Something simple, i was thinking a slab or a two tiers, about the couple: shes a wiccan, curvaceous dominatrix and he is her bearded bikie lover. Both such beautiful people i would love to do something special for them. Her dress is royal blue shot silk, (he is coming in his jeans i believe icon_wink.gif )
As you can imagine they arent conventional people so i'd like some different ideas.

Any random ideas would be most welcome!

Ginger xx

26 replies
leah_s Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 12:50pm

Since I do wedding cakes almost exclusively, I'll take a shot. I almost always design a cake from the bride's dress. Sooo, I'd be tempted to do a blue fondant cake and then small scrolls, curves, dots , etc in black. (Sort of a Mendhi inspired design. But not Mendhi. That has nothing to do with Wicca. Just going for that sort of design look.)

weirkd Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 12:56pm

Well this might be too formal for them but did you happen to see the Ace of Cakes episode where they did a woman out of gumpaste and the rest of the cake was her dress. It had her holding a whip which were beads that flowed down the cake. It was a type of art that I cant remember the name of at the moment but the cake was beautiful. If you go to the charmcitycake.com website and click on the not so tradional stuff its called beardsley. There is also a goth birthday cake that you might be able to use some aspects of it.
Or you could do something with the earth, wind, water, etc thing.

gingerkitten79 Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 12:57pm
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Originally Posted by leahs

I'd be tempted to do a blue fondant cake and then small scrolls, curves, dots , etc in black. (Sort of a Mendhi inspired design.





oooo i think you might be onto something there... I was also thinking perhaps i could do a dummy cake and have the real one out the back cut ready to go.
Do you do alot of those?

sbcakes Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 12:57pm

How about a cupcake tower? Mini cupcakes, or even regular size ones. You can be as unique as you want to with it. Since all of the other food is finger, why not the cake too. I have a few pictures in my photos of cupcakes. You could even make Antonia's stand and display the cupcakes on that. I made the stand and it was less than $50 to make it.

weirkd Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 1:07pm

No, more traditional stuff but I know a little bit about it and know that its about Mother Earth and stuff. Ive done a lot of dummy cakes for practice though. If you want to do something that they can save for later, that would be nice thing to do. I would just look more into their traditions and go from there. Like maybe looking into a love spell and make the cake like that.

leah_s Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 1:11pm

No, I don't do dummy cakes for wedding and I don't even do sheet cakes. Absolutely, positively refuse. I will do a kitchen cake if the primary cake is at least for 150.

lisasweeta Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 1:15pm

You can use the triple moon goddess symbol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Goddess

as motif or as a topper.

Are they having a traditional handfasting or a variation on it?

gingerkitten79 Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by weirkd

No, more traditional stuff but I know a little bit about it and know that its about Mother Earth and stuff. Ive done a lot of dummy cakes for practice though. If you want to do something that they can save for later, that would be nice thing to do. I would just look more into their traditions and go from there. Like maybe looking into a love spell and make the cake like that.




I love that idea too! Thanks for that!

gingerkitten79 Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 1:24pm
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Originally Posted by lisasweeta

You can use the triple moon goddess symbol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Goddess

as motif or as a topper.

Are they having a traditional handfasting or a variation on it?




I'm not sure about any traditional hand fasting but i know there will be some fasting to get into that dress!! i like the idea of using a pagan symbol, its something would appreciate.
So many ideas! Thankyou ladies!

weirkd Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 1:29pm
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Originally Posted by gingerkitten79

Quote:
Originally Posted by lisasweeta

You can use the triple moon goddess symbol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Goddess

as motif or as a topper.

Are they having a traditional handfasting or a variation on it?



I'm not sure about any traditional hand fasting but i know there will be some fasting to get into that dress!! i like the idea of using a pagan symbol, its something would appreciate.
So many ideas! Thankyou ladies!


LOL. Too funny! Been there, done that!!

crablegs Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 2:00pm

whatever you do I want to see the pictures........ good luck.

gingerkitten79 Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 8:37am

turns out the groom would love a motorbike cake ( darn bikies!)
Does anyone have any motorbike ideas?

Hollyanna70 Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 9:05am

Groom's usually have their own little cakes to show off their personality. They aren't as extravagant as the wedding cake itself, but it is almost always a reflection of the groom, or maybe of the bride and groom together.

There are quite a few ideas here.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&;meta=search&type=full&search=motorcycle

I hope you can find something you can use, and still do the pagan symbol wedding cake for the bride. (if that's what you choose to do)

Good luck!


Holly

DanielleRG Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 12:36pm

You could do Leahs idea of a blue cake and as the topper make a bride and groom on a motorcycle.

gingerkitten79 Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by DanielleRG

You could do Leahs idea of a blue cake and as the topper make a bride and groom on a motorcycle.





Hmmmm lots of ideas... will have to check with the bride, but i might have to start practicing my fondant figures for the bride and groom on a motorbike!

antonia74 Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 4:51pm

maybe something like this one I did for a similar couple?
LL

gingerkitten79 Posted 12 Aug 2007 , 1:32pm

goodness gracious!

I have it by jove! a large ball cake, with it cut slightly on an angle so it resembles a sloping hill. in the background ( painted onto a board or something) a beautiful sunset.
A road leading over the hill, the bride and groom in fondant on a bike riding off into the sunset!

genius!

I plan to have a kitchen cake cat and ready to go too, this will be for photo ops.

Genius!

Now to make the figures! i think if i start practicing now they should be done by november taking the heat off me (as i am also catering the fingerfood too)
Yay! I can go to bed now!

RICKASH Posted 13 Aug 2007 , 1:15pm

gingerkitten79

After looking at bike cakes and Harley Davidson cakes here at CC, here is a simple idea for you. Its based on a few here.
LL

aviles2005 Posted 16 Aug 2007 , 6:31am
Quote:
Originally Posted by gingerkitten79

goodness gracious!

I have it by jove! a large ball cake, with it cut slightly on an angle so it resembles a sloping hill. in the background ( painted onto a board or something) a beautiful sunset.
A road leading over the hill, the bride and groom in fondant on a bike riding off into the sunset!




I think that sound like a good ldea! Id like to see how that comes out.

gingerkitten79 Posted 13 Oct 2007 , 7:37am

okay i think its time to bump this thread as i am getting close to the big day (23days) this is where i am up to...
almost finished the bike topper but i am just wondering how i go about making the cake stable enough for the bike, it does weigh a bit. any ideas? It will be going on a slab cake of sorts, highish and narrow, like a road going up a hill. I have toothpicks under the wheels and also the main body.
LL

gingerkitten79 Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 9:24am

i'm bumping this cos i need the help, i thought i would be clever and paint the gumpaste with the americolor foodgels and the back looked fantastic but the red dried horribly streaky! and now i dont know what to do about it! Does anyone have any ideas?
LL

vickymacd Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 10:02am

My thought would be to just paint over it again until it doesn't streak anymore or add a red luster dust to 'sparkle' it up.
The figure looks so cute.

mzsweet Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 11:07am

Lustre dust was the first thing that came into my head, red can be a difficult colour, did you dilute the colour gel it with a little alcohol? This helps it dry faster. If I make anything in red I usually colour the modelling paste red as its a really hard colour to paint. Good luck, let us know how you get on.
cheers from Sharon

mzsweet Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 11:16am

As for making it stable to go on the top of the cake maybe you can put it on a plaque. That way you can also box it up for them as a keepsake.
cheers again from Sharon

gingerkitten79 Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 11:20am

Thanks for the advice Sharon, i did colour all my fondant, it just seemed really dull so i painted it. the black looks wonderful, so shiny! I am going to cake deco tomorrow and i'm going to see if i can get red lusterdust or something. And i need silver... something, i want to chrome the wheels! because its not edible, i'm thinking of using non toxic paint.. icon_biggrin.gif maybe! teehee this is so much fun!

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