I have an order for a 60th Anniversary cake to serve 50 people. I know that the 60th Anniversary is the Diamond Anniversary. One thought I had was to put the diamond pattern on the sides of the tiers.
I was also thinking to decorate the cake in the style that was popular in 1949. I have done searches on google and can't find anything. Does anyone have ideas or know where I could find pictures of cakes popular in that era?
Did the couple have a wedding cake 60 years ago? If so could you use it for inspiration. Or any pictures from their wedding. You could use her dress for the design. Or her flowers from the original wedding. Just some thoughts.
Here's a link to the fashion for 1950's wedding (since 1949 is closer to the 50s than the 40s). I agree with the previous post that maybe doing something that resembles the dresses of the era.
Also here's a snipet I found about wedding cakes then: "In the 1950s, wedding cakes were usually rich fruitcakes, covered in marzipan and royal icing. The cakes were trimmed with silver trinkets such as silver shoes, silver leaves, horse shoes, silver dragees little flowers and hearts."
Here's a link to popular cake toppers in the 1950s: http://www.fancyflours.com/site/xdpy/sf/Vintage%20Wedding%20Cake%20Toppers/Vintage%201950%27s%20Toppers/index.html
Pic of 1950 cake: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jerabeks.com/images/oldWeddingCakesm.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.jerabeks.com/about.htm&usg=__MHb9HKh5SNWRwcPpTRxE3D2Wj80=&h=175&w=169&sz=12&hl=en&start=5&um=1&tbnid=JMDXEq27DCxTRM:&tbnh=100&tbnw=97&prev=/images%3Fq%3D1950%2Bwedding%2Bcake%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DDVFA,DVFA:1970--2,DVFA:en%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
Hope that helps!
i just did a diamond anniversary cake this past august... I used diamond beads on the cake topper to represent the diamond anniversary and a diamond blue color in the flowers and the trim... and since they neede quite a bit of cake... I made a 3 tier for the dinner and then they need 3 slabs for the come and go tea... so i made then in a diamond shape... here the links...
Hope these give you a few ideas
The couple went to the justice of the peace and got married, so there was no reception or cake. I had not thought of making the actual cake diamond shaped. Thanks for the suggestions ~ this will get me started in the right direction.
My grandparents 60th anniversary is this Sunday. I am using the diamond impression mat on the sides of the cake, I made a scripty font 60 out of gumpaste and I have some small gumpaste carnations. All the decorations are white brushed with luster dust.
That sounds lovely, also. Hope you post a pic when you're done.