I'm doing a Madeline cake for my soon-to-be four year old daughter. She wants Madeline, Miss Clavel and Pepito on the cake. I will make them from MMF. I think the cake will be round, maybe 12", it depends on how many people we have. I'm not sure what else to do with it. I thought of doing the house ("covered with vines"...) or the Eiffel Tower in a chocolate transfer. ? I would love to try a 3D Eiffel Tower but cannot find any info on the site for a template.
I would like it nicely detailed but not overwhelmed and I won't have alot of time to do anything too initricate (like a 3D Eiffel Tower! Sounds nice anyway!)
Also, 22 years since my French classes, what is the correct French way to say happy birthday? It is bon fête or bon anniversaire?
I could also use some ideas for decorating (the room) if anyone would like to suggest that as well! Merci!
Well, I took spanish not french in high school so I'm no help! The first thing that popped into my head was - Madeline needs to have a scar from the appendectomy. That would be the best detail. And when I think french I think very intricate floral wallpaper for some reason. Maybe you could print a pretty floral pattern on an edible image (grocery stores will do this just bring in a photo) and put that onto fondant/gumpaste
In French you can say either Bonne F^ete or Bon Anniversaire or even Joyeux Anniversaire. Personally, I would go with Bonne F^ete. I don't have the e with an 'accent circonflexe' on my keyboard (the e with a hat!) so I put the carat symbol before the first e.
You could put a flag somewhere, the Blue White and Red.
Could you put Madeline on top of the round cake with some sort of happy birthday banner and then put smaller decorations, such as a small eiffel tower, small (flat) replica of the house, and things like that around the edges?