My Weirdest Request Ever

Decorating By momtobtb Updated 28 Aug 2008 , 3:24pm by summernoelle

momtobtb Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 1:18am
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Wow....this is a little odd.

I just got contacted by a customer who wants a cake for a co-worker who just underwent brain surgery to remove a non-cancerous tumor. So, she wants a 3d brain cake. Cool, I can do that, no problem. Then, she wants something baked inside the cake so they themselves can do an operation on the cake and carve it out!!!!!! WHAT???? She mentioned like one of those victorian charms, or just something out of the ordinary.

Any ideas of what to bake into the cake?

I have a feeling this is going to be one weird cake. icon_lol.gif

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sadsmile Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 3:51am
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That makes me think of the KIng's Cakes at Mardigra with the little babies or cherubs. It needs to be food and temperature safe. Sounds interesting. I would want to play hide the hershey's kiss. But maybe one of those ribbon style charms or something.

traceyjade Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:16pm
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You can put any metal object or anything that doesn't melt, just wrap in tinfoil. We are Greek and we have a special pita we make for Easter and we put money wrapped in tin foil. Whoever finds it has a lucky year. But I must say it does sound a bit odd icon_rolleyes.gif Hopefully she has a good sense of humour icon_biggrin.gif

lardbutt Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 12:15pm
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When I turned sixteen my grandmother baked a gold ring inside my cake. I was so shocked to find ANYTHING in my piece of cake! It had a small diamond on it and wasn't harmed at all.

It is a funny request though, please be sure to post when finished!

armywifebryan Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:21pm
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Sounds fun......the finding something special in teh cake idea that is....not the brain surgery on cake thing. That is just wierd! Good luck!


julzs71 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:29pm
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You could bake it regular and then cut a piece of cake out, stick something in and then put the cake back and ice.

specialtdesserts Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:38pm
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I think one of those little guardian angel pins or something along those lines would be nice. I agree you should bake the cake and then cut out a small piece , place the object wrapped in foil, then replace the cake and frost.

I, too, hope she has a sense of humor about it.

Tweedie Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:39pm
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Originally Posted by julzs71

You could bake it regular and then cut a piece of cake out, stick something in and then put the cake back and ice.

That's a great idea. Although it would still need to be food safe you wouldn't have to worry about damaging the object during the baking process.

GenGen Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:44pm
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sounds like fun icon_smile.gif an odd sort of scavenger hunt icon_smile.gif or rather a better way to say it treasure hunt lol

sounds like a great way for your friend to turn something that had to have been quite scary to a way she can "conquer,battle and over come" in a more tangable way icon_smile.gif gives her a feeling of control over something she most likely felt not in control of

do pardon my bit of over freudianisms this morning.. school just started for my highschoolers yesterday and I'M the one still adjusting lol

CarolAnn Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:49pm
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I'm with Julzs. I'd bake the cake then insert the item before icing. I'm not too hot on the idea of baking something non edible in the cake itself. If the cake isn't going to sit a long time after it's iced I'd try not to wrap it in anything unless it was clear/colored plastic wrap or cellophane. I don't think I'd want anything wrapped in aluminum foil inside a cake for any length of time. I think it'd be more fun for the "patient" to be able to tell what it is when they remove it. Sounds like this could be fun, as long as it's not something that looks tumor like.

summernoelle Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 3:24pm
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Haha, people are so odd! Neat ideas, though!

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