I Need Everyone's Opinions -Have No Idea How To Attack This

Decorating By KacieMeredith Updated 11 Sep 2009 , 4:20pm by KacieMeredith

KacieMeredith Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 3:33am
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So my best friend and I make cakes as hobbies...so we were asked to do a baby shower cake for a friends sister...long story short...she sent pics of what cakes she likes and we know she definitely wants 3 tiers and her colors are pink, black and white. Now this is where my creative juices get confused...the pictures are of wedding cakes and I just feel like I should try to turn these into cute baby shower cakes but donât know where to start. Of course Iâm going to talk to the mother to be, but I would just like to present her with some cute ideas for a more baby shower looking cake, but in the end what she wants is what she will get. Any ideas? Anyone?

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majka_ze Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 8:24am
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What about trying to change it in more babyish cake through details? I did almost exactly copy the design of the first cake, give details of the second one (the pink ribbon and I would give it black edges).
But you are right, what ever she wants should be what she gets.

For my idea, see the attached drawing.

sugarandslice Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 8:42am
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Have a look in the galleries under "baby shower" and you'll see thousands of cakes you can draw ideas from.
Having so many tiers, I guess there are going to be LOTS of people at the shower!
All the best

Melnick Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 9:59am
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I actually quite like the second one as it is - maybe just doing a mini version and at the base of some of the sticks you could place some mini pink gumpaste baby things - like booties or a bottle, bib, rattle etc. Just little ones nestled there, sitting on the tier.

KacieMeredith Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 1:56pm
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majka_ze - Thank you so much for that drawing that is adorable.

Emcm - I have spent hours looking at the baby shower gallery, there are just so many I feel lost at times. I know, 3 tiers and 50 people, so Im trying to make it the smallest I can, 6x8x10.

Melnick, I love that idea. Im def going to go to the mother to be with that thought as well as majka_ze.

Thank you all!!!

-K8memphis Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 2:11pm
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10x8x6 serves twice as many as you need.

I mean if you're doing off set squares you could do 7x6x5 and get your servings. It won't be the same exact profile as either photo.

You can offset them evenly too and just have one entire side (the back) flush.

An 8x5x2 or 8x5x3 also works for 50 servings. 8x6x4 even but I mean a 10" serves 50 you're giving away the other two tiers.

They just need to understand the dimensions involved here.

Sizing thoughts for you.

MrCake01 Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 2:34pm
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Also you could use fondant and a lace cut out rollor to put a nice softness to the border. You could also make a big gumpaste pacifier for a cake topper. The detail shouldn't be to hard.

KacieMeredith Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 4:10pm
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K8memphis - Oh lord...I had calculated it at 62 servings...but that was from the wilton party cake chart...but I see how the wedding serving sizes are so much more...I am obviously still new to caking because I had no idea the variation in the serving size caused that much of a difference in the total serving amount. But I do like your ideas with smaller cakes, so Ill keep that in mind when I make the cake...thank you so much...

MrCake 01 - Thanks I like the idea!!!

-K8memphis Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 4:13pm
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I would decribe these kinda cakes as petite--to give the party planners the right mental pictures.

Just a thought for you.

KacieMeredith Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 4:20pm
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Oh...thats good...petite...I like it...

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