I have a request for a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. It's for 15 people so she said it could be round or sheet. She says I can decorate how ever I want, but it has to be chocolate frosting and it must say " Happy Birthday....to four different people's names. Any Ideas of what may look good...I have looked around and can't seem to find anything. Anyone have any suggestions for me? Thank you so much, this is a tough one for me!
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I love gold on chocolate....maybe make a few roses and airbrush/paint them gold. You could even make chocolate roses and handpaint the tips gold, and then sprinkle some gold glitter around the borders.
Just trying to think of something not too elaborate, but nice, because you don't want to go overboard on a small cake esp if they are not paying you a ton.
If it is for four people, make it checkerboard. white and dark chocolate. Puth their respective names in each area and Happy Birthday across the middle.
If you really wanted to go all out, use colored chocolate pieces and make a granache' (sp) to cover each section. Could be very colorful!!!
Choxie, I am having trouble visualizing what you are suggesting. Are you saying do a sheet cake with the top iced in four squares, 2 white and 2 black, put a name in each corner and then happy birthday in the middle? That sounds very nice, but I have no idea how to even go about that. How would I ice it like that? I am still fairly new, so it sounds a bit over my head. I love the idea though, just don't know if I could pull it off.
Well, it could be done as a single sheet cake. Cut into four equal cakes. Frost the corners, or create you granache' and then assembly like a puzzle. Then write Happy Birthday across the middle.
The cakes should be fairly close in height, so it would look pretty cool.
divide the cake into four equal parts. Pipe the colors in each part and smooth after piping. Use a thin piece of plastic or wax paper to seperate the colors to give a crisp line. After crusting, remove seperator and smooth possble line.
Maybe one of these ideas will spark some creative juices for you.
The round pink one could be iced in any color - the names piped in each section of the side of the cake w/HB message a fondant stand-up....cut any shape w/H. B'day on it w/toothpicks stuck into the fondant (or attach to the back w/melted choco) so it will stand.
The red grad cake idea - put their names in the sqs around each side....repeat as necessary to fill in the blocks w/the H b'day in the center.
The sheet w/candles and the round w/balloons are pretty much self-explanatory
Then the airbrushed one will give you an idea of how to set up the idea Choxie mentioned....each name in one of the sides of the cake.
Thank you Choxie, I can see it much better now, and it helps that I can cut it into 4 pieces! Thanks!!
Kakeladi, thank you so much for doing all of that, and attaching all of those ideas, that helped a lot!! You guys have been a great help!