Big Sheetcake And I'm Overwhelmed.

Decorating By lbass Updated 28 Jun 2008 , 5:37am by bwonderful

lbass Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 10:35pm
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I have a cake due this weekend that is a big sheetcake and the only thing my friend says is I like green and pink and stipes and dots. The design is lefted up to me. I'm stumped because the cake is so big. The cake has to feed 50 people. The cake is for her 21st birthday. She wants a big 21 in the middle of the cake. For some reason I can't figure out exactly how to do this. I wish it wasn't a sheetcake. She specificly wants a sheetcake. HELP! icon_cry.gif

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indydebi Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:44am
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what about a big oval or a square in the center of the cake with the 21 inside of that .... then take stripes from the oval to the edge of the cake, with some dots thrown in here and there?

debster Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:53am
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Go into Word on your computer and find a font that you like. Make the 21 and stretch it out by dragging the box around the 21 until you get the size that you want cut it out using a stiff paper or acetate plastic. Make a mixture of 50/50 gumpaste and fondant cut it out when it dries lay it on top of the cake. Good luck There are lots of tiered cakes on here that has stripes and dots just change it up for the sheet cake.

foxymomma521 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:55am
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I strongly recommend looking through Cakery's gallery... her cakes are awesome!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-photos-by-Cakery.html

lbass Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 4:20pm
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Thanks everybody for your help! I love you guys!! icon_wink.gif

lori

bartar01 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 10:16am
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Would she like something like this? If you are doing a one layer sheet, you can do the stripes along the outer edges and the dots on top.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=37412

bwonderful Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 5:37am
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Oh I agree about looking at Cakery's gallery. She is the master of sheet cakes~

If you want to be daring you could do the oval idea but have a slightly raised oval. Maybe make a cookie cake in the shape of an oval and frost it on top of the sheet cake. This would make it slightly elevated but not another tier. I would then do pink and green polka dots around the top of the cake and some stripes down the sides. HTH

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