OK. I have to do my mother's 70th birthday cake for Thanksgiving. It will be for about 50 people so I'm thinking a 6 & a 10 round. I have the roses pictured below. I'm doing it in crusting cream cheese frosting and have a 70 topper for it too. I'm just not sure of design for the cake itself. She doesn't want it to look like a wedding cake so I'm thinking colored frosting? But can't decide on any details. Please, please help me. I really want it to be pretty for her.
Thanks in Advance.
This isn't tiered, but I think it is gorgeous! Maybe something like this?
Oh, I forgot to mention that your roses are so beautiful. I wish I could make flowers like that!
Your roses are so beautiful!! Why don't you do a rose garden cake? You could even do a little picket fence going around the bottom tier...and maybe the "70" could be coming up from the roses on the top tier. Either way, I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job and your mom will be so happy.
Thanks for the compliments on the roses. I actually used Tonedna's youtube tutorials. I'm really pleased how they turned out. The london cake one is really neat. hmmm.... I had a couple ideas and when I thru them passed my mom she vetoed them both. One was too busy and the next tooo plain, and in the next breath it's do whatever you want.... I guess that's why I'm having so much trouble with this.
Poor you, it IS frustrating when someone doesn't know what they want...and on top of it, it's your mom and you want to make sure its extra special!!
Ok. I've decided to try and do something similar to: http://londoncake.com/images/41/003074%20Figure%2070%20Birthday%20Cake%20Standard%20Finish.jpg
But now I'm stumped on how to do the 70 shaped cakes. All I have is round and square pans.... HELP!
I have the oval pans, so I'd make the "0" from that.
For the "7", I would use a sheet pan and carve. You'll have a lot of waste that way, but that is still how I'd do it.
If you don't have a sheet pan, use a sq closest in size to the round you are going to use for the zero. It's not hard to carve a 7 from a sq. Yes, there will be waste but you can make cake balls or just squirt some icing on and let the family enjoy!