I was invited to do a cake for charity and the theme is Shakespeare....any ideas on a cake I can do?
you could do the theatre on the round, or a bust of Shakespere... or some books stacked up with the titles of his plays and poetry...
Wow there are so many cool things you can do!
From a stack of books, to a portrait cake, to figures from his plays, or even a desktop with quill, ink, and some gumpaste or modeling chocolate made to look like parchment (which you could put a poem of his on).
Fantastic theme for a cake. Sounds like you have a great project infront of you. Hope I was able to help with some ideas.
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Make a rectangular cake and use a edible photocopy of Sonnet 116 on the top. Ivory colored frosting and sepia colored print. Add a quill pen laying across the bottom and and an inkwell on the cake board. (This is my favorite sonnet.)
Sonnet 116: William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixèd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
If it is a tiered cake, you could do the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.
For something light-hearted, the fairies from A Midsummer's Night Dream.
For something on the darker side, you could do a cauldron with the witches from Macbeth, or the "out damn spot" scene with Lady Macbeth.
You could take the "All the World's a stage" monologue from As You Like It and try to make a likeness of the Globe Theatre.
Personally, I'd go for the Romeo and Juliet one. It's gotta be the best-known scene of any of his plays.
Wow, these are some rockin' ideas. Now I just have to put it together in my head.....