Lots Of Theme Ideas To Incorporate...

Decorating By cakesbykaren09 Updated 19 Nov 2009 , 2:22am by cakesbykaren09

cakesbykaren09 Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 4:24pm
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I have a request from a client who wants so many differant things on her husbands cake I think it might end up looking tacky. Here are a few of the things on her list...
Mickey Mouse?
South Carolina Gamecocks (football team)
Dallas Cowboys
baseball
His favorite bible verse
their anniversary date
their business logo
Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Doug Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 4:38pm
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road of life cake and those are signs along the way?


luggage cake or a car/truck and those are bumper stickers plastered all over?

cathyscakes Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 4:40pm
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how big is the cake suppose to be. It would be so hard to fit all of that on a sheet cake. Will she narrow it down for you, I can see why you are concerned, I'll have to think about it, but thats a tough one.

mandysue Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 4:44pm
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sweet-thing Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 4:59pm
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Love Doug's ideas! That would incorporate all of it and still make sense.

cakesbykaren09 Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 5:13pm
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You guys Rock! I like the road of life theme! I'll run that one by her and see what she thinks!
Thanks!

Doug Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:14pm
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hint on fav. Bible verse.

that could be a church sign out in front of small replica of his church.

cakesbykaren09 Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:04am
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How cute would that church sign be? Doug you ROCK! The cake needs to feed about 100 people, so I'm gonna stack it for sure! She was thinking something classy, so I was thinking about photo frames around with each thing in it, maybe? She wants a football helmet on top! I don't think that would really go with a classy cake though. I've requested another meeting with her to discuss all this. Keep the advice comin'! I need it!!! Thanks!

Doug Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:06am
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if she want's classy, I'd talk her out of the helmet on top

framing the signs/logos/sayings could look very nice

cakesbykaren09 Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 7:29pm
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Thanks Doug!
I agree, we need to go one way or the other. Thanks a bunch for your advice!

letsgetcaking Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:19pm
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You could make the cake look like the husband's desktop.

Some ideas:

-Framed photo of couple with inscription of wedding date sitting on corner of desktop
-miniature football helmets with team logos (or just one helmet with a different logo on each side in order to free up desk space)
-baseball figurine or ball
-Write birthday message on computer screen in computer-type font
-Mickey Mouse is on the mouse pad icon_surprised.gif)
-Post-it note with handwritten favorite scripture on computer screen

letsgetcaking Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:23pm
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That was supposed to be a happy face! icon_biggrin.gif

Doug Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by letsgetcaking

You could make the cake look like the husband's desktop.

Some ideas:

-Framed photo of couple with inscription of wedding date sitting on corner of desktop
-miniature football helmets with team logos (or just one helmet with a different logo on each side in order to free up desk space)
-baseball figurine or ball
-Write birthday message on computer screen in computer-type font
-Mickey Mouse is on the mouse pad icon_surprised.gif)
-Post-it note with handwritten favorite scripture on computer screen




what an absolutely EXCELLENT idea! props to you! thumbs_up.gif

what a SUPERB way for you to start out on CC -- WELCOME!

letsgetcaking Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:20am
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Thanks, Doug. I really like your ideas, too, especially the bumper stickers on the back of a car.

Another idea:

You could make the cake look like 2 pages of an open scrapbook, including:

-wedding photo
-photo of husband at a football game
-baseball card with favorite player
-ticket stub to a game
-photo of trip to Disneyland
-image of business logo

Include handwritten messages around the pages related to the photos. This might be a good way to incorporate the frames around each image.

cakesbykaren09 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:31am
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letsgetcaking, that is a great idea! I have to agree with Doug, EXCELLENT idea! I'm meeting with the customer this Monday morning to discuss our final design. She wants a WOW cake and this would be it for sure! Thanks!!!!!!

letsgetcaking Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:19pm
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I'm excited to find out what the customer decides for her husband's cake. I hope you will post photos when you're done. I would love to see the finished product. You make such pretty cakes!

cakesbykaren09 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:47pm
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I sure will upload photos! You have been a huge help! I hope she likes this idea, I'm excited to try it! Thank you for all your great advice, letsgetcaking!

cakesbykaren09 Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 2:22am
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Here's a picture of the finished cake. She ended up going with the desk top theme...she loved it! The helmet would not fit so we left it on the side. icon_redface.gif
I've never attached a photo so I hope this works.
Thanks to everyone. Sorry it took me so long to post!

...Ok, I tried uploading a photo of the finished cake here but it was too large so I'll put it on my photo page. Thanks guys!
Karen

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