1920's Art Deco Fashion

Decorating By mummy2tess Updated 4 Aug 2009 , 1:50pm by bobwonderbuns

mummy2tess Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 9:00am
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I have been asked to make a cake for a ladies 60th birthday and the theme is 1920's art deco fashion. I am finding it quite hard to find an apropriate figure to put on the cake. Any ideas?
Thanks.

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drakegore Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 12:56pm
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welcome!

i don't know if this will help, but here are two links to art deco fashions for inspiration:

http://images.google.com/images?q=art+deco+fashion&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7ADBF&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=qy54Stb8AY-qtgeVgtWWCQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1

http://www.1920s-fashions.co.uk/tennis-2.htm

and for art deco motifs, you should check out dover's books at the library or the craft store for inspiration:

http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=doverpublications&query=art%20deco

i love their books for ideas, especially (of all things, lol) their clip art books. lots of great ideas there.

diane

drakegore Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:15pm
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i was toodling around on flickr still thinking about your post and i found this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetmaker/2109308242/

this one is a wedding cake, but you could take inspiration from the idea and adapt it icon_smile.gif.

diane

Doug Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:32pm
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ooohhhh... the great gatsby era!!!

http://www.bogenriefstudios.com/images/404_12x12%20sm%20scale.jpg

http://images.teamsugar.com/files/users/0/3987/14_2007/gatsby.jpg

http://girldir.com/files/images/trend-roaring-twenties-01.jpg


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and on Mike McCary's site http://www.mikesamazingcakes.com/

the top left cake on the opening menu page is art deco in style, as also the first wedding cake (sliver w/ airplane) in the wedding cake gallery

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:50pm
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Let's see, Sugarflowers (Michelle Foster) did a roaring 20s cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=66241

Also I'm going to give you a trade secret -- you mustn't tell anyone! Tom Tierney has a number of paper doll books that I have strictly for use for cookie inspiration. One of them is "Art Deco Fashions" (available at Amazon.com). http://www.amazon.com/dp/048644158X/?tag=cakecentral-20

I'm also a big fan of clip art books (usually in a corner at Barnes and Noble) and they have several art deco books there too. Hope that helps and be sure to post a pix!! icon_biggrin.gif

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