Luau Cakes

Decorating By emarq93 Updated 9 Jul 2008 , 12:44am by aliciaL_77

emarq93 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 4:41am
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I'm trying to find pictures for ideas on my first luau-themed birthday cake. More specifically, it's supposed to be a tiered cake for a quincenera. Help please!

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LeckieAnne Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 4:58am
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I did cupcakes for my daughter's graduation cake - but each had a hibiscus flower on top on different colors - it was really pretty. Maybe just a simple tiered cake with lots of these surrounding in bright colors (see link)? If you like them, the flowers were Wilton petunias made in the large lilly nail using rose tip 104.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=46302

AmyGonzalez Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 6:01am
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Here's one I did for a birthday. It may give you some inspiration! icon_biggrin.gif

www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1222434

Briniga Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 6:23am
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aliciaL_77 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 6:41am
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I am doing a stacked version of the blue hibiscus one in my photos.. his one: T
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jackmo Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 6:59am
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Originally Posted by AmyGonzalez

Here's one I did for a birthday. It may give you some inspiration! icon_biggrin.gif

www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1222434




simply georgous!!! What are the flowers made of?

AmyGonzalez Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:41pm
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jackmo, Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

I put the hibiscus onto the cake using the reverse mirror tech. I filled them in using a combination of BC and gel to give it contrast. icon_cool.gif

lutie Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:57pm
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I just made a cake for my daughter-in-law's birthday (flip flops with daisies) and put the cake(s) on brown sugar. The brown sugar really makes a cute beach theme as the sand... make sure you include that in whatever design you are choosing! That was the talk of the party!

aligotmatt Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:00pm
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kjt Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:06pm
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Here is a tired cake with a luau theme...you would change the topper, of course-maybe sugar paste hibiscus...

And a tip for "sand", I use ground Pecan Sandies-it makes a very realistic sand, and isn't sticky like brown sugar sometimes can be icon_wink.gif

Good Luck!
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kjt Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:45pm
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I made this for a luau/island themed party

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1211250




icon_eek.gif WOW, Alison, your hut is spectacular!

lutie Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 4:36pm
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kjt: Wow! great cake but double "wow!" on the Pecan Sandies idea. I will definitely use that the next time. Thanks, thanks, thanks for that great idea.

aligotmatt Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 6:53pm
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Originally Posted by aligotmatt

I made this for a luau/island themed party

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1211250



icon_eek.gif WOW, Alison, your hut is spectacular!




Thanks! I love the pecan sandies idea too! It sounds so much tastier than my graham crackers.

my2rys Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 3:33am
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This cake I did was a lot easier than I thought. Vanilla wafers for the sand (not as strong as brown sugar), piping gel and blue coloring for the water, white chocolate for the seashells, fondant for the number and surf boards (use cardboard cover in fondant), and royal for the flowers. Would be glad to help if you had any questions (this was my first cake after decorating classes - it was that easy and looked great).

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1240983.html
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BrandisBaked Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 12:41am
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Anyone got any clever ideas for an inscription on a luau birthday cake?

I'm stumped.

aliciaL_77 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 12:44am
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Hau`oli la hanau! Happy Birthday in Hawaiian

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