Help! 1St Paid Cake For A Group

Decorating By justErin Updated 5 May 2009 , 12:44pm by cylstrial

justErin Posted 3 May 2009 , 2:41am
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This is my first post on CC, and I am still learning the lingo, so please forgive me!

I have my first paid cake coming up this week, and I am freaked out. I am making a 1/2 white 1/2 chocolate 12x18 cake for the Confirmation kids at our church. I may alter it and build a cross out of the cakes, but as of now, I am too freaked out to take something like that on.

Anyway, my main question is: How on earth do I get 18 names on the cake? I'd like to do something creative as this is my first cake, and would LOVE some new business. Any insight you have is very welcome - as are any actual pictures of cakes with multiple names. I can't seem to figure out how to bring up images in the gallery like that.

TIA!

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JenniferMI Posted 3 May 2009 , 2:47am
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Hi Erin!

Welcome to CC!

Stop freaking now girl.... icon_smile.gif

I do all my writing with a KopyKake projector... now I'm assuming you might now have one. You could always get an edible image made with a list of all the names...that would look nice, like under a cross on the cake.
Writing can be the trickiest thing to master on cakes...

If you need any more help, just yell. Happy baking!

Jen icon_smile.gif

justErin Posted 3 May 2009 , 2:53am
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Thanks Jen! Those are both great ideas! icon_smile.gif

mcaulir Posted 3 May 2009 , 8:21am
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If you couldn't fit them all on the cake, could you set up a paper list in a frame nearby, then just do your creative thing with the cake? Just a thought.

justErin Posted 4 May 2009 , 1:13am
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What about doing a cake like this, but putting the names around the sides (vertical) of the cake? Would that look really stupid? Would it be too much? I would do the lettering in red, also.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1355225

justErin Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:08pm
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justErin Posted 5 May 2009 , 2:47am
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Nevermind - I decided to make a cross cookie for each kid and put their names on those instead.

cylstrial Posted 5 May 2009 , 12:44pm
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Originally Posted by justErin

Nevermind - I decided to make a cross cookie for each kid and put their names on those instead.




That sounds like a good idea! It will definitely be easier to write on the cookies...and then if you mess a cookie up, you can just throw it out and start on a new one...where as if you messed the cake up, you'd have to figure out how to fix it.

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