Help Please! Direction Needed On One-Year-Old Cake

Decorating By emlashlee Updated 27 Feb 2010 , 2:22pm by emlashlee

emlashlee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:09am
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I have an order for a 1st birthday cake and the mom sent me this picture. It's a Wonderful One theme. I just can't picture it! She wants an 8" cake. Any ideas would be appreciated. TIA!

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craftygirlz Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:25am
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what is the shape of the cake you are making?

emlashlee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:28am
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It's an 8" round. Sorry I forgot to say that. icon_smile.gif

MissyTex Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:30am
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OK, If it was my order: I would make the "1" out of gum paste as a topper (attach it to a wire or skewer) and maybe some stars on wires. Use a flower pick filled with fondant & insert all the wires. Cake would be pink with green fondant ribbon with the polka dots as a border. Side design would be starbursts and the circles. Hope that gets your creative juices flowing...

emlashlee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:41am
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Originally Posted by MissyTex

OK, If it was my order: I would make the "1" out of gum paste as a topper (attach it to a wire or skewer) and maybe some stars on wires. Use a flower pick filled with fondant & insert all the wires. Cake would be pink with green fondant ribbon with the polka dots as a border. Side design would be starbursts and the circles. Hope that gets your creative juices flowing...




Oh, that sounds great! Would you do the starbursts out of fondant or buttercream? I think the circles would be easy enough in fondant, but the starbursts would be tricky.

craftygirlz Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:54am
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i would make the fondant cover lime green
put that one font on the napkin connected all around the cake
then make the polka dots on the top of it with a standing 1 and the bursts n stars on springy lookin' wires...that would so rock.

Ruth0209 Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:56am
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Your heading made it sound like the cake is a year old! I knew what you meant, but it struck me funny.

emlashlee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:59am
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Originally Posted by craftygirlz

i would make the fondant cover lime green
put that one font on the napkin connected all around the cake
then make the polka dots on the top of it with a standing 1 and the bursts n stars on springy lookin' wires...that would so rock.




So sorry! What did you mean by that sentence? I didn't quite get it. icon_redface.gif

emlashlee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 5:01am
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Your heading made it sound like the cake is a year old! I knew what you meant, but it struck me funny.




Oh, you're right! LOL! Bleh! Hopefully this cake will taste fresher than it sounds. icon_smile.gif

Classycakes Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 5:20am
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You could make the starbursts with the daisy cutter and then just trim the petals to make them a bit narrower.

craftygirlz Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 5:55am
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Originally Posted by emlashlee

Quote:
Originally Posted by craftygirlz

i would make the fondant cover lime green
put that one font on the napkin connected all around the cake
then make the polka dots on the top of it with a standing 1 and the bursts n stars on springy lookin' wires...that would so rock.



So sorry! What did you mean by that sentence? I didn't quite get it. icon_redface.gif




oh yeah. Was thinking far faster than I typed... The number one on the
napkin... I would make them in a pink and go aroun the sides
of the cake- all the way around.

emlashlee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 2:22pm
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craftygirlz - Thanks, got it now. icon_smile.gif

Thank you to everyone who posted!!! It really helped. I think I'll try meshing these ideas together. I truly appreciate your comments.

-emlashlee icon_smile.gif

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