Stumped - Need Quick Replies Cake Due Tomorrow!!

Decorating By Mandica12182 Updated 20 May 2009 , 3:03pm by solascakes

Mandica12182 Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:17pm
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So I got this last minute order for a three tiered cake for tomorrow by noon. I said sure no problem cause this girl could use some money!!

Well, she said she trusts my judgement and to use my imagination....but, you all know how hard that is to do when you don't really know the person at all!! Her daughter is turning 18, she plays the trombone, and loves her french class....thats all I got.

My cousin is friends with her so I asked her for ideas and she said maybe do an eiffel tower somehow, and to write happy birthday stephanie on it in french...thats a great start but....how in the heck am I going to get an eiffel tower made in one day on top of making the cakes icing etc???

Come on ladies I know you can come up with something for me!!! PLEASE?? Also, name some color schemes that you all love...I have free reign on the color aspect and I always tend to pick the same colors over and over!!

Thanks in advance! icon_biggrin.gif

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karaheather Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:26pm
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I am really sorry, but this is just impossible. How can you possibly make and ice cakes in a day, let along dowel and stack???

Musical notes around the cake, you haven't got time to make anything have you but I would have said try making some trombones. Maybe theming it all in the colours of the French flag, but you need to let the cake dry before you do anything on it. I would just phone her up and say it is impossible. Sorry.

brincess_b Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:26pm
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tower made in chocolate. i think fireworks too, maybe piped on the cake?
18 year old girl screams pink too, maybe dark on bottom, middling in the middle, pale on top.
xx

toodlesjupiter Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:27pm
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Here's one by Nunuk that I just love. Maybe you could P.M. her to see how to make the Eiffel Tower in a hurry. Just a thought.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1265111

all4cake Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:27pm
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Those french poodle cakes in the gallery was the first thing I thought of...pink and black ...do the eiffel tower as a bct on the side of one of the tiers if you're unable to produce one for the top.

sadsmile Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:35pm
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You could make four sided to the tower from royal icing. but make them more straight with out the curve the real one has. and put them together on top of the cake. or a gumpase plaque on a popscicle stick of the tower. one sided flat. Music notes are easy to pipe on. Pick your colors and the Happy Birthday in French is a great idea!!! Can't wait to see it.

all4cake Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:37pm
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1352417

w/white chocolate tower on top or a cookie decorated like the eiffel tower
either keep the bows(oh how I love this cake!!! bows and all!!!) or instead of them, put musical notes there piped with chocolate/candy melts or cut out of fondant/gumpaste

scoutmamma Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:37pm
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having taken alot of French in HS myself... there is more to it than the eiffel tower... i would do one tier as a cafe, with wine and cheese, the second on as the Music one, like notes from her instrument is floating above the cafe onto the sky and the botton just make it shades of pink and cobble stone., So to make sense of the idea, the bottom is cobblestone like the streets in Paris, the second tier is a cafe scene, with wine and cheese, and the top a sky color, with notes floating in the sky... HTH

BCJean Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:37pm
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If you want the Eiffel tower to stand up on the top of the cake...you could make a cookie and decorate it. I think a poodle piped on the side of the top tier would be cute also. The trombone and musical notes could then go on the lower tiers.

Win Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:00pm
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Originally Posted by karaheather

I am really sorry, but this is just impossible. How can you possibly make and ice cakes in a day, let along dowel and stack???




Why is that impossible? I always have some cakes in the freezer for just such an impromptu project! icon_biggrin.gif

Another idea for piping Eiffel Tower is melted chocolate. You simply put the pattern under wax paper, pipe away, chill, lift off and set in place!

Have fun, it's just cake!

Mandica12182 Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by karaheather

I am really sorry, but this is just impossible. How can you possibly make and ice cakes in a day, let along dowel and stack???

Musical notes around the cake, you haven't got time to make anything have you but I would have said try making some trombones. Maybe theming it all in the colours of the French flag, but you need to let the cake dry before you do anything on it. I would just phone her up and say it is impossible. Sorry.




I am always baking and rushing out cake orders soo...this is not impossible!! I just need ideas on making an eiffel tower in such short notice.

I'm still reading the other replies though I am sure I have some great ideas!!

Mandica12182 Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:25pm
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Thanks for the responses ladies I have some greast jumping off points!! We'll see what I can come up with!!

Mandica12182 Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:44am
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So the last minure lady canceled right when I was starting to bake the cakes.....GRRR! Never again do I try to be nice to a friend of a friend of a friend......sucks!! But, the bonus was we all had some peanut butter cake at my house!!

JGMB Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:08am
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Well, that just stinks! That was really rude of the lady, not to mention that now we don't get to see an awesome cake. At least your family gets to eat what you made -- bon appetit! icon_wink.gif

Evoir Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:26am
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I say you still make the cake. For us. icon_smile.gif

L_Collins Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:01pm
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Did you charge her for the cakes?

scoutmamma Posted 15 May 2009 , 1:40pm
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do people not realize what goes into making cakes??? it isnt like we just pop over to the grocery store and slap on a cute little candle.... that is just not nice.

Jayde Posted 15 May 2009 , 6:14pm
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I hate last minute orders for just that reason. They are people spontaneously ordering a cake, and I will get it halfway done, or get the complicated part done, and then they will cancel the order because they have had time to call around and find someone to do it cheaper.

People Suck....

Mandica12182 Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:54pm
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Yes, I agree people do suck!! She had the nerve to say she could get a full sheet at walmart for 36 dollars and then call me back wanting a 1/2 sheet from me...I told my aunt to tell her she better call walmart, cause I am done dealing with the cheapskate!

solascakes Posted 20 May 2009 , 3:03pm
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It might be better to get a non-refundable deposit for a last minute order like that.But at least you have a nice cake to enjoy.

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