Birthday Cake For Mother-In-Law's Birthday

Decorating By emrldsky Updated 5 Jun 2008 , 3:58pm by beachcakes

emrldsky Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 2:41pm
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I'm trying to come up with a simple, yet creative design for my mother-in-law's birthday cake.

My experience is quite minor compared with many on this site, but I have taken the Wilton courses 1, 2, and the Fondant and Gum paste one (Course 3 starts tomorrow), so I have experience with fondant and gum paste.

I made my father-in-law's birthday cake, and they really liked it (see here: http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i257/emrldsky/Cakes/IMG_1730_resized.jpg I didn't think about the black gel icing running..d'oh!), but I'm thinking something a bit more...elegant for my MIL.

I really like the simplistic and elegant look of luelue1971 Dots cake (http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1187293.html), but would like some other ideas.

Oh, and I'm not sure what my MIL's favorite colors are (yet). icon_wink.gif

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beachcakes Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 7:32pm
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Do you have any cakes from CC saved to your favorites? Your MIL's birthday is a perfect occasion to try something from your favorites! icon_smile.gif

emrldsky Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by beachcakes

Do you have any cakes from CC saved to your favorites? Your MIL's birthday is a perfect occasion to try something from your favorites! icon_smile.gif




You make an excellent point. icon_smile.gif I'm only a bit worried because no matter what, I will get unconditional praise (*sarcasm* I know, it's so tough being supported by your family AND your in-laws icon_wink.gif ).

I keep going back to this: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_43545.html

She's a HUGE Lucy fan and would love it, but I'm not entirely sure of myself, lol. Best thing to do is jump in and do it, right?

beachcakes Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:47am
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Wow! That is a great cake! I say go for it!! icon_smile.gif

emrldsky Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 3:35pm
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I've actually decided to try something a little...less complicated, lol. She loves Minnie too, and we all (my husband, myself, and my in-laws) just got back from Disney World a couple of weeks ago.

So, I'm basing it off this: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1176251.html but I'm using all fondant, not butter cream (don't want red teeth). I just submitted an order for Satin Ice (choco pan was a bit pricey) in red.

I think she's going to LOVE it. icon_biggrin.gif

beachcakes Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 3:58pm
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Aww! I love minnie too - i recently did Twin Minnie cakes for my goddaughters!

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