I got a request from a friend for her boyfriends mom's B-Day cake. She is very into numbers and meanings I guess and she is turning 49 on 9-9-09...although they don't need the cake until the 12th so I have some time. She requested a cake shaped like a nine...with the color combination of teal and purple. I am stumped on how to make this cake look pretty and adult like. I think of number cakes, especially only one number as children's cakes, and I think of buterflies, flowers, balloons, but I know this woman and she is very classy, she lived in Paris for a while...I just want her to like it. Any thoughts would be helpful...thanks so much.
Maybe you could decorate the long edge of the 9 with the Paris skyline, similar to this:
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Then, for the background color/sky you could fade the teal into the purple, mimicking a dusky sky.
I like that idea, thanks so much, I was stuck in kiddie mode and I couldn't get out.
All of your cakes are beautiful, so I'm sure whatever you do, it'll turn out great!