What Are These? Cousin Driving Me Crazy

Decorating By alvarezmom Updated 17 Feb 2009 , 2:16am by summernoelle

alvarezmom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:12pm
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My sister signed me up to do my Aunt's 50th Birthday cake. After sending numerous pictures to my cousin she wants this one. Cousin keeps saying the cake needs to be elegent...okay okay already. She cant make up her mind...now she wants this cake...looks pretty simple. Colors are Black and white----this cake reminds me to much of a wedding cake. It's her money but she is giving me a headache already....So my question is what are those beads, rocks???? In the front of the cake?
LL

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Kiddiekakes Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:15pm
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They look like large chunks of sanding sugar in an olive green color.Also small royal icing dots in various sizes.

bashini Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:20pm
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Hi, this cake is from Pink Cake Box. Here is the discription of the cake,

http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/wedding-cake-9-2007-11-03.htm

You might be able to do them with royal icing or stick some pearls.

HTH.

FromScratch Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:28pm
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To me it looks like painted royal icing. I had a bride bring in this cake for a consult once. It's very pretty.

alvarezmom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:49pm
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Thanks! My cousin has changed her mind so many times. My husband told me to tell her last week that I wouldnt be able to do it. I could smack my sister now!!!! Do they make sanding sugar in black?

SaraClassic Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 3:58pm
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sure do! thumbs_up.gif Kitchen Krafts has various colors. http://www.kitchenkrafts.com/product.asp?pn=CD0102-BLK
I agree with painted RI dots too, I may try a small one on a dummy, really nice cake. I love Pink Cake Box Cakes ! icon_biggrin.gif

SaraClassic Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 4:00pm
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I ment to also say... I buy bulk clear sanding sugar and tint my colors with coloring gel in a plastic ziplock. Just ad color to sugar and shake & rub till you get the color you like. icon_lol.gif

alvarezmom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 4:10pm
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SaraClassic-That's a great idea..so all you do is put the sugar in a bag and add color? How long does it take for the color to dry?

saberger Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 4:19pm
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I put sanding sugar and then put luster dust in it and "shake it all around....do the hokey-pokey......" I used it around the bottom of this cake (no drying time required):

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1293668

And if you add just a touch of gold or silver shimmer it will sparkle.

m1m Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 4:39pm
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What a beautiful cake! Yes, I agree, it does look like a wedding cake!

To me, it looks like white and olive royal icing dots. thumbs_up.gif

CarolAnn Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 4:59pm
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Originally Posted by alvarezmom

this cake reminds me to much of a wedding cake.




It's a gorgeous cake but I agree, it's too much for a 50th birthday. Don't know how many you're needing to serve with this but I think for this occasion this could be done very beautifully as a single large round or even oval cake. With just the right height with multi layers and decorated the same I think you could have a very elegant 50th b-day cake for your aunt. I just don't think up is always the way to go. I've made some of my prettiest cakes using my large round and oval pans.

Wing-Ding Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 5:08pm
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I wouldn't want a wedding style cake for a 50th birthday.

All the suggestions here are great!

SaraClassic Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 5:10pm
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Originally Posted by alvarezmom

SaraClassic-That's a great idea..so all you do is put the sugar in a bag and add color? How long does it take for the color to dry?




Yep thats all, its normally dry enough to use right then, but when doing black, or dark green etc... it may be pretty wet from a lot of coloring and you can let it hang out on parchemnt for dryer sugar.

summernoelle Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 5:24pm
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I know Pink Cake Box uses inedible rhinestones a lot. I one time wanted some info on it, and she sent me the link she uses for this stuff. It's on my old computer, but I will try to dig it up for you. icon_biggrin.gif

alvarezmom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 5:35pm
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I totally agree! My cousin is just going over board with it all. I believe there is supposed to be about 60-75ppl attending the party and they DO cut cake like it's a main course. It's going to be a big cake. I tried having her do only a two tiered cake but she thinks this will be more "becoming". I'm going to do them in 10-8-6 inches. Those are the smallest pans that I have...and even then I know this is going to be WAY to much cake.

summernoelle Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 5:47pm
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What about dummies? It will be so much easier on you, and then you won't have the leftovers.

I understand wanting a huge cake-what a gorgeous centerpiece you will make!

SaraClassic Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by summernoelle

I know Pink Cake Box uses inedible rhinestones a lot. I one time wanted some info on it, and she sent me the link she uses for this stuff. It's on my old computer, but I will try to dig it up for you. icon_biggrin.gif




That would be great ! Let us know if you dig it up !

alvarezmom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 5:51pm
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I didnt think to use a dummy for the top part. I should do that.

mommyle Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 5:51pm
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It might be a bit "wedding-y" but we know that we have ALL seen some pretty messed up wedding cakes!!!! Case in point....
LL

alvarezmom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:01pm
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SO funny you should post this picture. I found it a couple of weeks ago and was AMAZED that some one would want that cake! LOL OMG

dailey Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:06pm
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i disagree...i think this would make a great birthday cake. a lot of people have stacked cakes for b-days, plus, the design is clean and simple...

alvarezmom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:10pm
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dailey-I LOVE LOVE the wedding dress cake in your gallery! So beautiful and the one you did for your little girl! Your roses are flawless.

dailey Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:56pm
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Originally Posted by alvarezmom

dailey-I LOVE LOVE the wedding dress cake in your gallery! So beautiful and the one you did for your little girl! Your roses are flawless.




thanks!!! icon_smile.gif

luv_to_decorate Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 7:16pm
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It is a very pretty cake, but the description says it was designed from the bride's gown. Let you cousin know that and maybe she will change her mind. I would not want this cake for my 50th birthday. Too much like a wedding cake. I bet your aunt would like a more birthday type themed cake with maybe her favorite colors used on the cake. A 2 tier would be very nice. Good luck and post the pictures when you make your cake.

summernoelle Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 2:16am
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Hi guys,

Sorry it took me so long to find this! They use www.verydifferentcakes.com for their nonedible cake jewels.

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