Number Shaped Cake Idea- Need Suggestions Quickly!!!

Decorating By knel Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 10:46am by misha35

knel Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 2:20pm
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I am doing a "21" cake. The cake is actually two cakes; a "2" and a "1". One cake is to be white/white BC and the other is to be choc/choc BC. The other color is a teal blue. The cake is for a guy. What kind of decorations could I put on the cakes (so they coordinate better with each other) that are manly? Do polka dots and stripes work for a man???? I thought about doing paisley, but I don't want to do both cakes that way.
Please help! Thanks

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flamingobaker Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 2:26pm
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I think polka dots and stripes are a perfect way to tie the two together.
Maybe you could a few stripes that look like they go across both cakes on the diagonal and then some polka dots above and below the stripes. The stripes would kind of give it a "racing stripe" effect, so that's manly to me!
Good luck!

tippyad Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 2:30pm
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I'd stick w/ simple. I suggest not making the teal too "girly" Make it a dark tone. Maybe pipe a dot or rope border using a large tip.

Hookste Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 2:33pm
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I would keep the colors in white, teal and brown on both. I have seen a few cakes done in those colors (specifically with stripes) and they looked fairly masculine. I would go as dark on the teal as you can. I think if you add more colors, it may look kind of like Easter. If I come across the picture, I will let you know. I think less is more on the decoration of these cakes. Good luck!

knel Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 2:40pm
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What if I use more of a bluer blue than teal. Would that help? I even thought about green or lime green???

Thanks for all of your suggestions.

amysue99 Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 2:59pm
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I think the bluer the better - I would stay away from lime green.

I like the racing stripe idea. How about a wide vertical stripe down the middle of each (choc on the white cake, white on the choc cake) and then a thinner teal stripe on each side of the wide stripe. That would pull the base color from each cake and create a more cohesive look.

For border work I suggest a flat tip, run around the bottom. I did a "2" last night and it was the best border for a shape like this - very clean and you can go from either direction, making it easier on the inside curves.

knel Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 11:53pm
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thanks everyone for all of your suggestions... I tried to combine them all and this is what I came up with... The pixels must be too big to attach, so if you want to see what I ended up with, check out my pics. It will be easy to spot. It's a "2" "1". icon_biggrin.gif

kakeladi Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 9:45pm
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knel - I can only view the thumbnail in your album but from what I can see I'd say *WOW!!* how awesomeicon_smile.gif Looks really great for a masculine design!
Wish I could really see it but I'm still having major problems w/this site not loading for meicon_sad.gif

xstitcher Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 8:36am
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Originally Posted by knel

thanks everyone for all of your suggestions... I tried to combine them all and this is what I came up with... The pixels must be too big to attach, so if you want to see what I ended up with, check out my pics. It will be easy to spot. It's a "2" "1". icon_biggrin.gif





That turned out really great. Definitely suitable as a masculine cake. Good job! icon_smile.gif

misha35 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 10:46am
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your cakes turned out great!!!!1
I have a habit if trying to keep all of the cake on one board - you really don't notice it's on 2 but I bet it makes it much easier to work with (I was looking cause WOW they look great!)

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