I'm At A Loss...design For Emo?! Help! Please!!

Decorating By Beckup Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 11:19pm by cownsj

Beckup Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:20pm
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My good friend ask me to make a cake for her daughter that is turning 16. At first I was excited, Thinking "Sweet Sixteen" I can do that no prob! Then she tells me her daughter is EMO....whatever that really means, I'm not sure. Also, She is into anime, World of Warcraft, computers, cellphones, & music. The colors she likes are Black, royal blue, red, & white!

Any help from all you wonderful CC'ers would greatly be appreciated!

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deijha Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:55pm
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I would call her back and ask her what EMO means. I sure don't know.
Good luck
Jeanne

Thiara Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 9:22pm
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heheh "EMO" is used to describe an angsty teenager or those that dress like goths..
so in regards to a cake i would do lots of blacks and white... silver... just a dark cake all around.. nothing happy, sparkly or pink.

jillmakescakes Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 9:35pm
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Check out "hot topic" in the mall.... a few minutes in that store and you should have a pretty good idea of what kind of designs might work!

overindulged Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 9:40pm
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this cake comes to mind...

Texas_Rose Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 9:41pm
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Thiara is right, "Emo" is pretty much what we used to call goth when we were in high school except that the boys look more like the girls now.

If you've seen the movie Corpse Bride that would be a good starting point...maybe a royal blue topsy turvy with butterflies down the side and some black detail on the cake.

My sister did the whole emo thing but I didn't cater to it icon_biggrin.gif She just got regular birthday cakes from me during those years and she still liked them (although one year she let us all sing happy birthday to her and then took the cake down to her room to eat because she didn't want to celebrate with people who didn't understand her icon_razz.gif)

SpringFlour Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 9:43pm
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If you Google "Emo," you can view Emo images. You'll likely get some inspiration there.

Beckup Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 9:52pm
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Thanks, I've been looking online. I'll check out the mall next. icon_confused.gif

greengyrl26 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 10:03pm
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"Emo" is short for emotional. icon_wink.gif But yes..they are generally goth, like lots of black. The anime thing could be pretty fun. Do a couple of anime faces around a 2 tier cake, accent with a cell phone, music notes, something like that. Could be cute...in spite of the whole emo thing! icon_wink.gif

KoryAK Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 10:31pm
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Emo is goth in tight pants with more crying lol

Beckup Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 10:54pm
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Originally Posted by greengyrl26

"Emo" is short for emotional. icon_wink.gif But yes..they are generally goth, like lots of black. The anime thing could be pretty fun. Do a couple of anime faces around a 2 tier cake, accent with a cell phone, music notes, something like that. Could be cute...in spite of the whole emo thing! icon_wink.gif




So, if I ice it in white fondant with lots of black, red, & a little blue accents, then add the other items it won't be too dark. That is one thing her mom didn't want.....A totally black iced cake. It's not due until Feb 13. That gives me some time to play around with it. Thanks.

cownsj Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 11:19pm
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this cake comes to mind...



Very cool cake. It's bright, yet fit the theme beautifully.

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