Derby Posted 18 Nov 2006 , 3:45pm
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Okay. I'm making a pig pickin cake next week for a friend's Thanksgiving. Basically it's a 8", 2 layer white cake with mandarin oranges baked in the cake. The frosting is crushed pineapple (incl juice) mixed with instant vanilla pudding, all folded in to cool whip. I know...a bunch of preservatives, etc. But, it's a customer request and the cake really is good.

So.....question is....How do I decorate it? The frosting is pretty lumpy with the crushed pineapple. I am putting a brown/rust/beige wrapping paper on the cake board. But, I would also like some roses or decorations that help to accent the cake, but not overpower the frosting.

Any suggestions?

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cakekrayzie Posted 18 Nov 2006 , 6:29pm
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maybe you could do somethig creative with pineapple and orange slices to accent the cake flavors.

GIAcakes Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 4:44am
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can you frost cake with the pineapple icing and then use another icing to make the flowers? Maybe stabilized whipped cream.

jwong9664 Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 4:48am
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maybe you could do like a hawaiian rustinc thanksgiving theme... use the frosting as sand or something? just a thought...

Derby Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 4:53am
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would it look funny to put some MMF roses on the top? In fall colors? Or should I just leave it plain?

patticakesnc Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 4:56am
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What anbout some pretty colored fall leaves? Maybe an acorn or pinecone since these are so common here in NC. I think it would look nice.

Derby Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 5:20am
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any examples????

madmay Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 5:54am
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if the icing is pineapples and all, why not use marshiano cherried for a border around it and mandarine oranges side by side ( well drained,? Flakes of coconut ontop of the icing would look good with the taste too.
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