Want To Design A Cake? I Need Ideas!

Decorating By aligotmatt Updated 5 Jan 2009 , 4:42pm by Someonesmommy

aligotmatt Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 4:35pm
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Okay,so I got a call from a big event planner in town, they had a cupcake sample of mine and wanted to hire me to do this surprise 40th b-day party. I was available because I scheduled the time off because I just had surgery. BUT, it's the first time they've called me, and I would like to get in with them, so despite it, I took the order. Mentally, I'm really struggling with it. they were so vague and wanted me to use my creative genius to design the cake, but I'm just not feeling it...

Here it is, they want a 10", 8" and 6" stacked cake - not topsy turvy. The colors are raspberry, orange, and silver. It's a surprise 40th birthday party for a woman. The overall theme of the event is the 1970's - most of the decorations will be tacky, but the husband does not want the cake to be tacky and gaudy, just pretty, but not like a wedding cake. Like a pretty cake, that not matches the theme without being tacky.

That's it! Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!!

15 replies
meganmo27 Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 4:46pm
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what about a disco theme cake? you could do the colors for each tier and then use silver disks or balls as accents. you could also get some ribbon with the sequins that dangle off for the base of your cake circle. I'll keep thinking about it icon_biggrin.gif

Lorendabug Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 5:15pm
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I am thinkging seventies big flowers and geometric shapes or tie-die. Fondant cut outs and flowers with some silver to highlight it.

Sounds like it would be fun!

Hope you are feeling better!

tracycakes Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 5:21pm
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When you mentioned the colors, the immediately pictured some cakes that Emma, from Emma's Cakes and a CC member, has done. Here is a link to her site: http://www.emmascakes.co.uk/cakepictures.html.

He wants pretty but not necessarily themed, you could do something similar to the Indian Spice with silver accents instead of gold. I think I thought of Emma's cakes because of her wonderful use of colors and metallic accents.

I visualize a cake with raspberry and orange layers with accents of silver and bright colors using fondant scrolls and accents. Hopefully this can get your creative juices flowing. icon_biggrin.gif

Shelle_75 Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 5:34pm
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This is off topic, but where is Emma, anyways? Haven't seen her around here in forever.

brincess_b Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 5:38pm
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how about retro circles? i like everyone elses ideas too though lol! you could make some gorgeous flowers in those colours, cutters or modeled or iced on!
maybe gather up some ideas, and get back to the husband so that he can let you know which ones he thinks she would prefer.

TexasSugar Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 7:02pm
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I just did a cake, in my photos, that has flowers around the sides in different shades and sizes. The orginal picture that I was sent was a round tiered cake. The top tier had different size circles with circles cut out of some, others over lapped. The middle tier had the flowers on it, and the bottom tier was strips.

You could do something like that. Using each different color as the base color on a tier then using the other two colors for the decorations.

I did a tiered (mine was a topsy turvy) that had the different colored tiers with swirls on the top layer, circles on one, and then strips.

brincess_b Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 2:51pm
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i like this one too

but these two came to me as a good idea as well - you could fit in your colours, make 70s flowers to fit the theme, or something else to not fit it!


jammjenks Posted 3 Jan 2009 , 4:16am
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Hey......look at this one I just came across:


I instantly thought of your cake when I saw it.

aligotmatt Posted 5 Jan 2009 , 3:29pm
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Thanks everyone. I combined a bit of everything and here is the result http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1299399&done=1

I really struggled with it and am so so glad it's over. they called and said it was perfect and beautiful and delicious, so yay! Thanks again!!

tracycakes Posted 5 Jan 2009 , 3:41pm
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It is lovely! Congratulations!

brincess_b Posted 5 Jan 2009 , 3:50pm
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it came out really well! look great icon_smile.gif

scoutmamma Posted 5 Jan 2009 , 4:01pm
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way to go!

scoutmamma Posted 5 Jan 2009 , 4:01pm
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way to go!

Someonesmommy Posted 5 Jan 2009 , 4:42pm
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That is soooo cute. I really like the colors.

Excellent job! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

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