My Boss Ordered A Cake For A Big Exec Meeting!!!

Decorating By Juny1980 Updated 30 Jul 2008 , 1:22pm by cjmommy

Juny1980 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 1:43pm
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Hello forum,

I am being challenged at my job to create a cake that looks like the pic I attached to this post. It's called a "Gold Sheet" and it's a lil' larger than what it looks like in the pic, but I had to adjut the pixels in order to post the pic on here. There are a number of top execs visiting us at the end of this month and will be reviewing a sheet similar to this, so my boss thought it'd be pretty cool (and appropriate) to have a dessert that resembles the purpose of their meeting. Any ideas how I can achieve this? I have some ideas, but not too sure...

Idea # 1: Sheet cake covered in yellow/gold fondant and make details in black buttercream/fondant icing

Idea #2: Sheet cake covered in yellow/gold BC and details in black buttercream/fondant icing

Idea #3: Sheet cake covered in yellow/gold BC and try to get an edible copy of the image below to lay on the cake

Any thoughts, ideas and suggestions are GREATLY appreciated! The cake is due 07/31.

Thank you for reading!!!

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bisbqueenb Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:01pm
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I have made 'scrolls' and put pictures or what ever printed out on rice paper [ or edible images] on thinly rolled gumpaste, curling the corners and creating a 3D effect. I use luster dust to accent to edges. This could be placed on either BC or fondant, lifted off for serving and saved forever if so inclined!

foxymomma521 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:07pm
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IMO it would be really difficult to pipe all those fine lines perfectly straight. I love the PP's idea of putting the edible image on it's own "paper" and then laying it on the cake! It would give it a 3d look, instead of just a flat sheet cake icon_smile.gif Good Luck!

cupcakemkr Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:11pm
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How about if you make it look as if the cake is a clip board holding the document which would be an edible image on GP or fondant?

I agree that piping all those lines would be EXTREMELY tedious and to pipe the text that small would be difficult too.

Good luck on this one!

NICKY2 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:15pm
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Iâm new at this and my skills are a little lacking in the details. So, I personally would go edible image. I would not want the stress of messing up all that piping and then having to see these people everyday.

foxymomma521 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:15pm
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A clipboard is a great idea! Very creative icon_smile.gif

ThreeDGirlie Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:21pm
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I like the clipboard idea since it is a work/audit thing, it seems appropriate - and you could do a chocolate frosting on the cake as a woden clipboard...

Maybe you could make the "paper" out of gold fondant and then use a black edible marker to do the writing - you can even use a blue or red pen to "fill in" some of the information - maybe talk to your boss about how to write in some funny things that would be appropriate.

I can't imagine getting a great likeness if you try to do the black lines and things in frosting or even piping gel.

Juny1980 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:07am
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Check it out, what do you think?!?!

saap1204 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 3:53am
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Great job!

cupcakemkr Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 12:57pm
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Good for You! It came out great. Bet your co-workers got a kick out of it too.

tx_cupcake Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:06pm
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Who knew a work-themed cake could be so cute! Great job!

cjmommy Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:22pm
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Great job! I'm sure everyone will love it icon_smile.gif.

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