Help!!!! Ideas For An Einstein Cake???

Decorating By ladij153 Updated 4 Jul 2008 , 3:58am by Shola

ladij153 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 1:17am
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Hello everyone! I have a groom's cake for the 27th of June. The groom is a huge fan of Einstein and is a brainiac himself. I've though about edible image pictures of him at different ages and then some of his formulas but would like to have the wow factor and I feel so uninspired. Can anybody help?????? Pulllllleeeeese!!!

Many thanks in advance, any and all ideas, sketches, suggestions, etc., would be soooo appreciated!!

LuAnn

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mindywith3boys Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 1:39am
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Well, there is the classic E=mc2 (with the 2 being squared of course). You could also do the atom. My husband says you can do a square cake and make it look like the element chart box for Einsteinium. http://www.periodni.com/en/es.html You could put the atoms and E=mc2 on the sides. icon_rolleyes.gif (My DH is a geek too)

ladij153 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 3:16am
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Thanks so much Mindy and your DH!! I need all the help I can get on this cake! I love your idea and will see what I can do!!

Warmest regards,
LuAnn

Shola Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 7:10am
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Oooh I am a total Einstein fan too!! icon_biggrin.gif If he's into Einstein he's into the Universe and physics and space, Eintein's best known for his work on space time and how it's curved and how time is relative to each observer, so you've gotta have the space/time theme in there!
My idea would be to show the classic 'curved space time' on a cake, the most used/known image is a planet bending space time around it, like this:
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You could have the top of the cake like space with a planet sinking in, dark blue or black with some silver lusterdust, oooor a grid look like the pic, you could even have a little fondant Einstein sitting in curved space time! Around the sides maybe a clock and the E=MC 2ed equation! This cake has loadsa really good possibilities! thumbs_up.gif

One of his most famous quotes is 'God does not play dice with the universe' you could have a couple of little fondant casino dice rolling along on the cake, believe me he'll get it!
Everyone will get the curved spacetime thing as they did a parody of it with Homer Simpson icon_biggrin.gif
Anyway I will follow this thread with interest!
Make sure you post a pic!

SugarMama602 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 8:58pm
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I was picturing that photo of him with his tongue out! You could do a flat, half-sheet cake in the shape of his head (complete with crazy hair) and then a thought bubble above his head with the E=MC2 in it. You could have two cupcakes coming from the top of his head at an angle and then a little cluster of cupcakes that looked like the thought bubble that you could frost and write on. Like a mini cupcake cake.

Hope that makes sense. It looks cool in MY head, at least! lol

ladij153 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 10:10pm
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Thanks everyone....those are all fantastic ideas!!! I'll try to do a cake with all those things incorporated!!

That's what I love love love about CCers, you are all so wonderfully creative and are always willing to help!!

I'll post a pic when it's finished icon_biggrin.gificon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif

LeanneW Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 10:35pm
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right away I thought of a brain, but I guess that would kind of be gross.

I love the plant/bending time cake idea.

Shola Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 4:08am
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How goes the cake?!
Would love to see a pic when your done! icon_biggrin.gif

ladij153 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 6:52am
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Hi Shola,

I'm working on it right now! I'm doing a chocolate 14" three layer hex cake with orange chocolate ganache filling. I'm going to use the Einsteininium graphical representation in a 6" choc hex. I'm doing the folding space idea and the dice idea along with various pictures of Einstein around the sides of the 14" layer. I'm also trying to do a sugar run-in caricature that I found online. It'll be lots of different representations of the man, his theories and a quote or two. I hope it comes out as cool as it looks in my head! I'll post a pic when it's done!!

MessiET Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 12:27pm
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Sorry, I did not see this post until this morning. This Einstein cake is from CindasCreativeCakes dot com. It is really cute! Maybe it will help someone needing a cake like this in the future.
LL

Shola Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:43pm
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Sounds fantastic! Choc orange *drools! Can't wait to see it, wish I could taste it too! icon_lol.gif

Maria_Campos Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:58pm
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I can't wait to see the final cake!!!!! it sounds awesome!

MeMo07 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 4:18pm
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It sounds like it's going to be wonderful! Can't wait to see pictures! Where did you get the recipe for the filling? It sound WONDERFUL!

ladij153 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:49am
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Thanks everybody! I really appreciate all the support!

MeMo07 the filling is just regular choc ganache (my recipe below) with a tbsp of orange oil added. I get the orange oil from Williams & Sonoma.

Ganache:

16 oz Heavy Cream
8 oz Ghiridelli Bittersweet choc chips
8 oz Ghiridelli Semisweet choc chips

Place chips in a lg heatproof bowl.
Bring cream to a boil and allow to boil for 30 seconds.
Pour cream into bowl over the chips and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
Stir with a wire whisk until well blended.
Let cool and fill cake. Be sure to use a dam of stiff buttercream around the edges of your cake.

Enjoy!!!

ladij153 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 5:52am
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MessiET, I love that Einstein!! I wish I had see him earlier! I'll save the pic for future use though. Thank you so much for the idea!

OCakes Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 7:49am
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Too bad you couldn't stick that little guy on top of your cake... but your idea is spectacular! I was thinking "awesome", but that just wasn't enough. I really want to see your final product. ALSO, I wanted to thank you because you resolved an issue for me (most likely)... I am a total sweet tooth & I have your same ganache recipe, except I have been using all bittersweet... so, it just didn't have that "sweetness" that I'm used to - I think you have fixed my recipe & I didn't even have to ask! Thanks! Good luck finishing your fabulous cake =)

ladij153 Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 3:40pm
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Well I got it finished and delivered!!! Customer really liked it, but I haven't heard how the Groom liked it yet! I wasn't totally happy with it though, it looked better in my head!! I tried to incorporate the wedding colors a bit. They are saddle brown and lilac ???

Thanks everyone for your ideas and support!! I couldn't have done it without you!

LuAnn
LL

mindywith3boys Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 3:58pm
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It looks great! I can't see how the groom couldn't love it. One question... How do the dice tie in?

ladij153 Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 4:06pm
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mindywith3boys, The dice are for one of Einstein's quotes "God doesn't play dice with the universe."

Thanks for your lovely compliment!!

Valli_War Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 4:14pm
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Einstein's theory of relativity has something to tie up to probability? I haven't studied his theory in too much detail, but as far as I remember, even general or special relativity do not tie up directly to probability. I would like to know the answer too.

BeckySue Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 4:51pm
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thumbs_up.gif Beautiful cake! You did a great job!
It is hot here in northern Utah and I know you have about 20+ degrees on us in Moab....glad your cake didn't melt LOL icon_lol.gif

LeanneW Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 4:55pm
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that cake is awesome. I can't imagine how you think it looked better in your head, it's perfect.

ladij153 Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 7:48pm
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Thank you everyone! You all keep me cakin'!!

BeckySue, where are you in Northern Ut?? It's about 100 degrees right now here in Moab. The scenery makes it bearable though. It is so gorgeous here!!!

Cake was set up in a cooled room on Friday night so didn't melt. I was worried that it would slump on the trip to deliver though, it was about 25 miles up a winding mountain road!!

MessiET Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 12:49am
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Your cake looks fantastic! I bet they loved it!

ladij153 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 1:17am
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Thanks MessiET! I can't wait til tomorrow to find out if it the Groom liked it! If I pleased an Einstein fanatic I'll be happy since until this I had no real knowledge about the man. Shola and Mindywith3boys were a huge help with the ideas to pull this together!!! There were other really good and cute ideas that I got after the production started so I wasn't able to use them, but I filed them away in case I ever need to make another one of these.

Many thanks again to everyone who provided ideas and moral support!!! Bless all of you!

ladij153 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 1:18am
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Thanks MessiET! I can't wait til tomorrow to find out if it the Groom liked it! If I pleased an Einstein fanatic I'll be happy since until this I had no real knowledge about the man. Shola and Mindywith3boys were a huge help with the ideas to pull this together!!! There were other really good and cute ideas that I got after the production started so I wasn't able to use them, but I filed them away in case I ever need to make another one of these.

Many thanks again to everyone who provided ideas and moral support!!! Bless all of you!

ladij153 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 2:39am
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Update on the Einstein Cake!

I talked to my customer....she said the groom was in tears he loved it so much. He didn't want to cut it but he finally did. The group made him explain what all the details meant before he could cut the cake though. My customer said this was the highlight of the rehersal dinner.!!

I was so thrilled that they loved it!

MessiET Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 2:44am
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I am so happy for you!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Shola Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 3:58am
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Fantastic! Really really great! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif There's no doubt an Einstein fan would love it!
Fab job on those gold frames!

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