Bringing Cake To A Barbecue

Decorating By Penny7271 Updated 4 Jul 2009 , 12:27am by Penny7271

Penny7271 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 5:59pm
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We're going to a 4th of July barbecue tomorrow. I am planning on bringing a cake. I have been dying to try a stacked cake with red and white stripes on the bottom and blue with white stars on top (there were several very pretty ones here...)

My question is - it is just too much to bring a two-tiered cake to a barbecue? I am not concerned about time or cost since I want to do it. But I don't want to have it be viewed as just over the top.

Thanks for any thoughts you share...

Edited to add: I forgot to mention that there will be between 50 and 75 people (if not more) at the barbecue. If that makes a difference at all...

21 replies
Babarooskie Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:10pm
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If it were me...I would make some really cute cupcake "mini burgers" and put little American flags on them. They're easier to eat and less hassle at a bar-b-q, especially when the weather can be unpredictable.

Just my opinion icon_smile.gif

Penny7271 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:22pm
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Thanks so much - I actually did that last year for same party!

That's one reason I was looking to do something different...

Babarooskie Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:31pm
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OH! well in that case.... hmmm.....not sure.

Babarooskie Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:32pm
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OH! well in that case.... hmmm.....not sure.

angelcakes5 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:39pm
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I think it wold be fine. I am actually make one for tomorrow for a party 2 tiered with the stars and stripes. I am sure everyone will love it

juliebold Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:39pm
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I use these parties to try new designs and flavors. Since I am paying for it and want to try new I think it great place to get feedback. I also check with the person throwing the party. Usually they are family in my case and they don't care.

Amymnn Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:41pm
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I say bring the cake! It will make the event more special. It won't be over the top, unless of course, you plan on arriving in slow motion to your own theme music, stopping at each guest telling them you made the cake and asking "Isn't it wonderful?" and then when they lean over to look you slap their hand and say firmly DON'T TOUCH!

Seriously, I'm sure it will be much appreciated. If I was having a cookout, I'd love for a talented cake artist to bring a cake to share. icon_smile.gif

glendaleAZ Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:42pm
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It sounds like there are going to be a lot of people there, so a two tiered cake doesn't sound unreasonable.

Anyways, aren't the best cakes always over the top no matter what the even is?

And in the end, you should always do what makes you happy.

Tammy

Penny7271 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:54pm
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Thank you all so much for your thoughts. I will go ahead with it as I had planned. icon_smile.gif

The cake is a duplicate of many of the ones on here already, but I will still post a picture of it.

Thanks, again!

__Jamie__ Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:58pm
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Shoot, a 3 tier cake! 6, 8, 10 round=74!

PattyT Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by Amymnn

...plan on arriving in slow motion to your own theme music, stopping at each guest telling them you made the cake and asking "Isn't it wonderful?" ... icon_smile.gif




Golly! Since I can only do cakes for friends & family (NJ boo!)...the only reason I make them is so I can do this! hee hee

No one else? icon_wink.gif

notjustcake Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 7:30pm
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Why not a flag cake decorated with raspberries and blueberries?

It is so hot bbq and all I think the fruit on cake is better and less work for you.

Penny7271 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 11:08pm
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Double post...

Penny7271 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 11:10pm
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I am with you, PattyT. I can't do this for anything other than fun. So I don't look at it as work. I have been wanting to try this for quite some time and a party on the 4th seemed like a perfect time to give it a try.

Thanks again!

woodruffbn Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 11:17pm
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Originally Posted by PattyT

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amymnn

...plan on arriving in slow motion to your own theme music, stopping at each guest telling them you made the cake and asking "Isn't it wonderful?" ... icon_smile.gif



Golly! Since I can only do cakes for friends & family (NJ boo!)...the only reason I make them is so I can do this! hee hee

No one else? icon_wink.gif





I look for any excuse I can find!! Father's day, memorial day, president's day, MLK day.... LOL!!! I don't get paid, so I always have to have an excuse!

CookieD-oh Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 11:25pm
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I just finished a 2 tier stars-and-stripes cake for our cookout tomorrow. There are three layers in each tier, strawberry/white chocolate/blueberry,so each tier is 6 inches tall. Oh yeah, it's a small family gathering and there will be about 10 people there. I really just wanted to make a red, white and blue 2-tier cake. The neighbors will be getting cake tomorrow!!! (Can you tell I love over-the-top?)

indydebi Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 11:36pm
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And what a great way to show that tiered cakes are NOT just for weddings! thumbs_up.gif

stephaniescakenj Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 11:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Amymnn

It won't be over the top, unless of course, you plan on arriving in slow motion to your own theme music, stopping at each guest telling them you made the cake and asking "Isn't it wonderful?" and then when they lean over to look you slap their hand and say firmly DON'T TOUCH!




That is hysterical! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I think it should be fine especially because there will be alot of people there, might be weird for a small party but for a big party, it would be fun!

kansaslaura Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:01am
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Oh bah! I do what I please when I please! Bring on the Yankee Doodle Dandy Cake!

varika Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:05am
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Last year, my family had a pool party BBQ/pool party. My mother took a sheet cake done up like the Wilton "family tree" cake, and I did a three-tier cake with flowers trailing down the sides.

We were kind of going slow-mo! My aunt's house is on a hill, and we were terrified of tripping. We didn't have to stop each guest, either, they all crowded around.


Amusingly, though, when it came time to cut, it was the "family tree" cake that went first! icon_lol.gif All the kids wanted "their" faces...

Penny7271 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:27am
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That's too funny, Varika!

Now my concern is making sure a tiered cake doesn't bite it on the car ride there (could be up to 3 hours with traffic). Wish me luck!

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