I have to make a farewell cake tonight for a woman who is moving to New Orleans. All she has told me is "jackson square"!! I'm making an 8" round (2 layers). Any ideas/help would be so appreciated!
Could you fake something like this --would look cool on an 8"
click on the link below and follow these directions once there:
1) click on satellite and turn off labels.
2) zoom way in on the target area marked by the "A" flag.
3) under MORE click PHOTOS
4) now have over view of Jackson Square and photos of key points of interest that you can click on for some ideas.
(the fortune teller one -- upper left corner -- could be fun --
do image of her -caption -- I see great things in store for you in the big easy or You'll have big fun and easy times in the big easy.
I would do a Mardi Gras theme.
I did a mardi gras theme cake. It was a sheet cake, but I covered the top with largish yellow and purple diamonds (just drew them on freehand crossing the cake and then piped in starts). I left a circle area in the middle for the message (birthday). Then I stuck on a strand of beads (from the dollar store and cut up so that I could put some over one edge and then a different edge). I also stuck on cut out pictures of instruments that I had found in the scrapbooking section (horns, keyboard, music note). I put mardi gras coins around the edge (dollar store) and glued a mardi gras mask (guess where that came from?) to a couple popsicle sticks and put it in the corner. I would say go with the diamonds (stars are fast) -- colours are gold, purple, could use green too, put a message, and then whatever you find at the dollar store you can stick on, if you have time for that. Good luck.
Oops, I see this post was way too late. If anyone is interested, I just found a picture of the cake and I drew the lines for the diamonds in gold (yellow with something added, can't remember but it was in/from Wilton) and the diamonds were green and purple.
maragretb--great minds think alike!!!!