Ok people I am wiggin', lol! This is the very first cake I have to make for someone else and I am stumped!! I was asked to make a brthday cake for the 70 yr old secretary at the school I work for. The person who asked me said she is into "world events" and loves her grandkids. . .so originally I thought I would make a planet earth cake and have children all around the outer edge of the cake, sort of like this one:
and this one:
but I don't have any fondant or a ball cake pan, so I was planning a 2 layr cake with a dome on top made from a stainless steel bowl. I'm chickening out now though b/c I've only made 4 cakes in my life and think it might be too tricky to pull off. . .
So then I thought maybe I would do something like:
but I don't really have the tools it would take to write her chidlren's names on the cake, so my husband thinks I will have to explain what it is.
Can you give me some ideas for how a beginner can do one of the above designs or perhaps direct me to an easier design idea??
I need to make the cake by tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, so I might be cutting this a bit tight!!
Thanks for your help!
I think you're better off making a great basic cake then venturing off to something new that may or may not come out well. Especially since you don't already have the supplies. Can you just make a cake with no theme? Maybe just some flowers, a border, etc? She will appreciate it regardless of what it looks like.