I am always totally stumped when I get cake requests for adult men, usually grandpa-aged men!
The requests always come from the wife and they are very vague with what they want.
Most recently, I have an upcoming cake for a man's 60th birthday. I would like to make it something exciting, but have no ideas!
Can anyone post pictures/links of their favorite cakes for a guy?
I have been asked to make a cake for a 70 year old man. I am going to attempt a "Road of Life" cake. Do a search in the galleries to see some pictures.
Thanks for your help. I searched in the galleries already and just wanted some other alternatives when the person who orders it just says "oh, just make it look nice!"
YummyFireMummy, the bottom tier of your cake is great--colors and style for a guys cake.
I would call her back and insist on a little more detail. The guy has to have an interest or a former interest that he can be reminded of. He may have grandkids that love him or something that you can incorporate. If at the least he has grand kids maybe you could make the cake look like a drawing that they made for him saying "best grandpa in the world" or something like that.
You might check in groom's cakes for an idea.
I'm always stumped, too. Here's one I did recently for my FIL's 60th. He's a huge chess fan, but this could easily be adapted for checkers. If the guy likes card games, maybe make a square cake that looks like a table top, with a game of cards in progress? Just thinking out loud... can't wait to see what other folks come up with! Good luck!
Thanks for everyones ideas. I guess my real problem is that this woman (and most others) don't want a carved cake or a theme cake. They just want the plain ol' 9" round 2 layers with basic decorations! I guess I am looking for ways to spice that up but having difficulties keeping it 'manly'.
Could you google Debbie Brown's website? She has a book just for men's cakes. If you click on the cover it'll show you all the cakes in her book. Hers are mostly carved though so I'm not sure how helpful it'd be.
pottedmeatchunks, that is the yummiest cake I've seen in a while! That is a great suggestion, thanks.
Bellatheball, I will check out Debbi Brown, didn't know she had a man's cake book. I'm sure I can get some fresh ideas from there.
DoniB ...Love the chess cake ! I love all the cakes, some real good ideas and flavor,s on this thread.
jammjenks, thanks for the photo. It's a great 'man cake'!
That's the type of request I often get for a guys cake....color/style don't matter. I have plenty of ideas for feminine cakes, but I get stumped when it comes to masculine cakes. I worry that my color/style is not their color/style and would like to have some ideas ready to show people.
Thanks Jessi01 for another example of what I'm searching for!
Something different but not feminine.
I did this one for my sisters father in law, who loves his garden.
Here are some cakes I've made for men:
Hope you get some ideas.
I just made one for a 65 year old man, he loved it. It is in my photos. I tried to put a link here but it did not work for some reason.
Guys around here seem to like simple cakes - chocolate, with or without slabs or curls; geometric shapes; coconut- or nut-covered. Hobby oriented if you want something 'fancy'.