Jim Morrison / Doors Cake !?!

Decorating By SaraClassic Updated 7 Oct 2008 , 12:13am by dawncr

SaraClassic Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 8:16pm
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Ok so I have an order for a Jim Morrison / The Doors 2D / 3D cake. WOW I am racking my brain !! The only thing I can caome up with is trimming in marbled red/orange fondant flames for "Light My Fire" hit ... but what about he CAKE !? ( and possibly without a pill bottle, lol)
Any tips or ideas from the pros???
THANKS!

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dawncr Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 11:22pm
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When I think of the great Lizard King, I always think of his intense and iconic face. I'd frost a cake white, then use a high-contrast image and black fondant to create an image that takes up quite a bit of the round top of the cake. [Print out the image, cut out the black parts, and use them to make templates to cut out black fondant. Pin prick another image you've lain on top of the cake to get landmarks for where to put the black pieces.] I don't think I'm explaining this very well, but here are a couple images:

http://jackydaniel.com/images/morison.jpg
http://sivers.org/images/jim.jpg

I'd 'frame' the image with flames extending inward from the edge of the top of the cake. The cake would be mostly black and white, except for the flames, which would add red, orange, yellow.

On the sides, I'd pipe one his famous statements:

"There are things known. And there are things unknown. Between them are The Doors."

I'd also maybe put lizard images on the sides--like Native American Indian representations of a lizard. He thought his spirit was inhabitated by a Native Indian shaman, represented by a lizard, thus, the lizard king.

Darn, now *I* want to make that cake.

dawncr Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 12:13am
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As I was out walking my dog, I thought, "Why not make the cake itself a rainbow/psychedelic WASC?"

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-585413-rainbow.html

OK, maybe too over the top. Want the cake to honor him, not charicaturize (is that a word?) him.

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