Help - 'music' Themed Cake?

Decorating By markandjacksmum Updated 21 Jun 2010 , 2:44pm by snocilla

markandjacksmum Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 10:23am
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I have been volunteered to make my nephew's Christening cake VERY soon, and the brief was 'something musical'....
So I was thinking of a plain white cake, with some 3D deco on top (whatever I can come up with/find in the meantime) but I was thinking of maybe stamping treble clef's or music notes around the base of the cake?
However I have NO IDEA where to purchase anything that would do that - stamps, embossing tools etc that have a musical theme? I'm in Australia, so on Aussie site would be best but I will look O/S and get it rush post if need be.
Can anyone suggest something?
TIA

12 replies
Evoir Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 10:46am
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Hey there - I saw a great design in (I think) one of Lindy Smith's books, which had a music stave (staff?) around it with assorted notes, and a treble clef etc. I know you can buy Patchwork Cutters to make the impression of the lines required for the staves, and then pipe over it in very fine RI. I think you can also get different patchwork musical notes and signatures.

If you want to try Earl's Cake and Craft in Melbourne, or Caroline's Sugarcraft Supplies in SA, that might be your best bet.

Good Luck!

bashini Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 11:04am
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Hi there, I have made few Music cakes. they are in my photos if you want to have a look. I bought Patchwork Cutters Dancing Figures set, which has musical notes in different sizes.

HTH. icon_smile.gif

noahsmummy Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 11:42am
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hmm strange for a christening! i like the idea of just putting some notes around the edge. keep it simple id say! where abouts in aus are you? i have been on a mission to find a cake decorating shop i can actually go INTO and buy, i hate buying over the net, i know there are some in syd, and newcastle and brisbane, im on the central coast.. and i think.. maybe.. just maybe.. i have finally found one for me! im super excited.. going on an excursion there tomorrow.
you could maybe go to a craft shop or bargain shop and try and find a rubber stamp with a musical theme? sorry, i have never done this so sorry if im on about crap.. icon_redface.gif. i just figure the rubber stamp could work with leaving an impression? then you could use evoirs suggestion and pipe over the top?

good luck!

milmil95 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 12:28pm
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Could print something out from the web, used parchment or wax paper over it and trace a design. Once dry you could place it on the cake?

Do the parent have a favorite piece they like? Maybe you could have some of the song on the cake, so it's like sheet music around the sides or on top.

markandjacksmum Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:48pm
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Thank you all so much for your help! You've given me some great ideas all of you icon_biggrin.gif
And I'll will definately check out your pics bashini.

noahsmummy - I'm on the Mid NorthCoast - near Coffs Harbour and we have no cake deco shops - really frustrating because I'm so new to this, and I need to 'see' the tools etc as I have no idea what everything's called lol.
But I do love your idea of a 'stamp' stamp - will see what I can find.

That's a great idea milmil95 - I will ask. Tho I am rather nervous, as it's my sister, and not long ago her fav bands were Slipknot & the likes.... lol

markandjacksmum Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 9:40pm
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Um, I have no idea how to insert a pic here so please check out my album icon_redface.gif

hollyml Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 7:08am
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If you want to do a specific piece of music, a lullaby is good for a baby's christening. icon_smile.gif Plus, you can probably find free notation for the melody, at least, of many classic lullabies, because they're in the public domain. Like these:
http://www.sheetmusic2print.com/Sheet-Music.aspx?id=2287
http://www.sheetmusic2print.com/Brahms-Sheet-Music/Lullaby-Violin.aspx

However, it's a lot easier if you DON'T do a musical staff and full notation, but instead just scatter musical notes and symbols. Then you don't have to worry about getting the lines straight! Either way, though, you don't NEED cutters or stamps; you can just pipe or paint freehand, as long as you know what the notes and any other symbols you use are supposed to look like. icon_smile.gif

Piped:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1199469.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1418352.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_48617.html (this one is a shower cake with a baby-blue bassinet, very sweet)

Painted:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1666018.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1651133.html

This one was apparently done with edible marker:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_780583.html

Chocolate transfer (though the notes are backwards here -- don't make this mistake if your sister is a musician! -- you have to remember to reverse them if you're doing a transfer technique, just as you would letters)
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_50746.html

Different style of chocolate transfer technique -- I LOVE that this is not the usual black and white. Imagine it in baby blue for the christening!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1223392.html

These look more like cutouts, but notice the real ribbon around the base? You could use something like that if you don't need your music notes to be edible. icon_smile.gif
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1527091.html

Sheet music as cakeboard:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1671982.html

HTH

markandjacksmum Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 10:20pm
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Thank you icon_biggrin.gif
There's some amazing cakes there - definately will inspire me for my next cake I end up making this lil bubba (his Mumma's a big music fan).
Pls check my album for what I came up with....

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 12:51am
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I made these muscial notes freehand using buttercream.

oops! edited to actually add the link!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1168463

iamcakin Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 2:25pm
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I just piped around the sides.
I think pastel colors on white icing would be so cute!

and, here's the link icon_redface.gif

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1716019.html

snocilla Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 2:44pm
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Here are a couple of mine. I bought a cutter for the large notes, but you could just make a template and trace it. The small notes, I just used fondant "strings" and shaped them.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1659215

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1463559

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