Autism Cake

Decorating By todolomio Updated 8 May 2009 , 8:12pm by ailika

todolomio Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 8:57pm
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Hi everyone!! Well my dream came true!!! I was ask to make a cake for a huge 350+ fund raiser for children with Autism. I'm excited because I have a son with Autism and truly have been blessed with services and benefits for him and my hubby and I had been talking about giving back using my cake business. Now I need an extraordinary ideas on what to make. So suggestions please. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif We thought of the Autism Ribbon but, How would we make it stand? hmmm anything else?

Thanks

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brincess_b Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:52pm
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it might be easier to do it round a cake, rather than standing on top, but then you could make it out of gumpaste, stick something in it to stick it in the cake.
im assuming its like the general awareness ribbon shape though...
but you could carve a cake into a ribbon too.
Enjoy!
xx

laur1220 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 10:24pm
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maybe you could do a really large bottom cake carved in the puzzle piece shape with a gumpaste awareness ribbon standing up on top of it

kakeladi Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 11:36pm
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What are some of the services & benefits you have received?
Can you put some of those on a cake?
That many servings will mean a very large cake.
I once did a tiered sheet cake set up for a similar # of servings. Unfortunately I don't have a pic.
Start w/a full sheet or 3 half sheets side-by-side. Make sure you have a wood board big enough..... but that it will fit thru doors you have to use!
If it is 3 1/2s, then stack a full sheet on top; pillar a 1/2 sheet on top of that. To use elevate it I used 2 sets of 12" sq plates & (icon_cool.gif pillars.
Then you can go up w/a 1/4 topped by an 8" sq or if you want skip the 1/4 & go to 8" sq.
Hope that help some.

bonniebakes Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 12:26am
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I always think of the puzzle piece when I think of Autism...

todolomio Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 4:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brincess_b

it might be easier to do it round a cake, rather than standing on top, but then you could make it out of gumpaste, stick something in it to stick it in the cake.
im assuming its like the general awareness ribbon shape though...
but you could carve a cake into a ribbon too.
Enjoy!
xx




Thanks for the idea! Sorry I had not replied sooner was really sick with food poisoning!!! (Of course not of my baking lol icon_biggrin.gif )

todolomio Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 4:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

What are some of the services & benefits you have received?
Can you put some of those on a cake?
That many servings will mean a very large cake.
I once did a tiered sheet cake set up for a similar # of servings. Unfortunately I don't have a pic.
Start w/a full sheet or 3 half sheets side-by-side. Make sure you have a wood board big enough..... but that it will fit thru doors you have to use!
If it is 3 1/2s, then stack a full sheet on top; pillar a 1/2 sheet on top of that. To use elevate it I used 2 sets of 12" sq plates & (icon_cool.gif pillars.
Then you can go up w/a 1/4 topped by an 8" sq or if you want skip the 1/4 & go to 8" sq.
Hope that help some.




Well, I've gotten Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Behavior Specialists, etc. But, I like the idea maybe I could make some gumpaste dolls to look like the professional staff that helps! Thanks a billion!!!!

todolomio Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 4:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by laur1220

maybe you could do a really large bottom cake carved in the puzzle piece shape with a gumpaste awareness ribbon standing up on top of it



!
Me like this one too!!!!

emiyeric Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 4:23pm
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This may be a little simplistic, but how about a larger hand holding a smaller hand? I think one of the extraordinary things about all of the services involved in helping care for kids with autism (ST/OT/PT/BT/docs and all other staff members alike) is that they help kids "CONNECT" with the world outside of them ... no better way to express that than a provider's hand holding a child's hand? ... Good luck!

paolacaracas Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 4:27pm
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I would make many many figurines of kids, running, playing, reading, just being happy. It will be a cake to reflect the hope of the parents to see the kids live as happy normal life as possible.
I wold put them all in a cake with the shape of the ribbon laying flat

mirda6275 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 4:27pm
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I made a cake for the center I work at for Autism Awareness month. I've worked with kiddos on the spectrum for 8 years, 5 of those years professionally!...I can't find my picts icon_mad.gif but I made a 3-tier round cake that I iced with buttercream and made different colored puzzle pieces out of fondant (used a cookie cutter) and wrote the teachers names using the same colored buttercream I iced the cake with. I used the awareness ribbon cutter to make white ribbons that I painted with the gel food coloring to look like it had the puzzle piece design and mixed them in with the pieces.

todolomio, where are you and what is the cake for? I'm getting ready to make some puzzle piece cookies for a local walk event.

ivgotahalo Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 4:48pm
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I can't wait to see your cake! I am thinking of making cake pops to sell at our local walk!

imamommy1205 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 5:19pm
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The puzzle pieces are a great idea as well as the other ideas posted. I love this picture, maybe you can use it somehow?
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pkyWrwR9P1A/SdP-FEkQgWI/AAAAAAAAASA/fDKrVV68vwU/S220/Autism.gif

This is another good one.
http://students.umf.maine.edu/~martinke/autism.jpg

And of course there is the ribbon you were talking about. Good luck! Cant wait to see it.

anabelz01 Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 11:11am
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Hi, are any of the children going to be at the event? As it might be nice to do a cake that they will enjoy as well as including the ribbon etc? my brother in law is autistic and he is 18 in May, all he wants is a mario cake and everyime I see him he reminds me and is really looking forward to it, so if they are any children at the event maybe include some characters they will reckonise/enjoy?

Talking of cakes and my brother in law, last time I made a cake for my father in law I made a little figure in a karate uniform and little black belt as my father in law is an expert, as soon as i put it on the table tommy (my brother in law) eyed the figure and promptly picked it up and bit its head off! He thought it was so funny..! Always makes me giggle when I think back! Anyway... Hope your cake goes well I'm sure it will be fab and everyone will love it!

jimandmollie Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 11:28am
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I love the idea of doing the cake as a huge carved ribbon. You could make some gumpaste or fondant children playing all over it with balls, toys etc. I have a child suspected of having autism and am just starting down this road with all the testing etc so this is also dear to my heart. i agree that the people who work with these kids are amazing and it is so comforting to know of all the services that are out there. Good luck with this one and I can't wait to see some pics!

ailika Posted 8 May 2009 , 8:12pm
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I too have a grandson with mild autism & can't wait to see your cake. I'm sure you'll do a great job!

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