I'm looking to make a cake for a girl at work who's turning around 36. I am just starting out, so I would love to practise and suprise her with a cake. Any ideas for something kinda easy?
I know she loves 'sex and the city', shoes, fashion etc, but I don't think i could model any of those things yet.... too hard for me.
theres a tutorial on youtube on how to make a pair of blue jeans cake, if she loves fashion i guess you could jazz the jeans up and make them more stylish. something like that
I think you are underestimating yourself. The cakes you've done are really great and I think you could take on the things you described. For an idea, what about doing a shopping bag or shoebox cake. Or you can do a square or round cake and cut out buildings from fondant to go with the sex and the city theme, add a shoe, martini glass, gift bag, etc on top.
If you want to keep it a bit more simple, you can do a gift box or present cake using her favorite colors. I have a link to a really awesome tutorial on how to make a two-tone loopy bow.
HTH. Good Luck with the cake! Can't wait to see what you decided.
Do you have any cookie cutters in shapes of a shoe, any piece of clothing? Cut out your fondant.
OR find a nice sized pic on the internet or in a catalog and trace it on a piece of file card to use as a templet to cut around w/a sharp knife.
what about a handbag cake either slab cut to shape then iced or a 3D sculptered cake in fact you could do the slap style of anything a shoe anything...
look forward to what you end up making good luck and have fun with it after all its not often we get the chance or excuse to have a play so go for it and enjoy the experience.
Thanks everyone - such good ideas! I think I will try to either make a shoe box cake, or the shopping bag... she would love either one of those things....
although, she'd love actual shoes, and actual stuff in the shopping bag morre!
Anyway, I better get researching......
I wanted to tell you all how my cake went. I just finished it.
I decided to make a shoe box cake - and it turned out to be quite the nightmare!
It sounds obvious, but I didn't realise I need more cake than I have ever used in the past, so I made a last minute extra cake. Then I ran out of Ganache, so I had to do a dash to the shop and grab some ingredients, then make ganache, wait til it cooled etc.......
Then when I finally got around to decorating (which I thought would be the easy part) I couldn't get the black ready to roll icing to stop sticking! It seriously was a nightmare. But then I finally pulled it together and took it slow on the black RTR and actually it worked out better because it just never seems to set, so I played with the icing for ages while it was on the cake.
Anyway all in all, I am so thankful to you ladies for suggesting I try something like this, because I would never have thought I could do it.
It's still not perfect, but I learnt alot of cake dec lessons from this!
looks great..... Is this the cake you were hating this afternoon? If so you've done yourself proud for 2 reasons.........1. for perseverance and 2. for making a fabulous cake!
This WAS the cake - I wanted to stop doing it, but I persevered because I had spent so much money on the ingredients etc, and I wanted to make this girl a cake!!!!
I think you did a fab job! I bet she loved it and you!!!
WELL DONE - you have done a brillante job
I bet your friend will be thrilled....
The world is your oyster now in the land of all things cake.
oooo i really like the shoe box cake !!!!! been wanting to try one my self biut never had reason to! i bet the birthday gurl loved it! its fab well done x