I am making a cake for the Birthday Wish for foster children...we have to set up a table at an event coming up. I will add the details and if anyone has any ideals please post. It's gonna be round(?) - 3 tier - we talked about white with different colored polka dots to match the cards they had printed. They wanna add the logo on it also. The theme of the occasion is let there be light--so I wanted to add lights on it somewhere. I have plenty of time to work on it...I just want it to be special and thought I would see what kinda ideals everyone has on here. I have learned everything from the wonderful members on here. Thanks so much everyone.
i think the easiest way to add light is to use glass vases between the tiers, with a string of fairy lights (?) inside.
The vases sound like a good idea. I also saw this online, and I thought it looked like a really fun cake - it even has polka dots too. Maybe you could just add some colored LEDs (image at: http://ajsmoonlightbakery.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/1920s-new-years-eve-birthday-cake-lights.jpg and the full site with the image is http://ajsmoonlightbakery.net/blog/2009/01/ ).
Have fun and good luck!
Thanks so much ...that cake looks great! What types of lights do I need to purchase? Sorry for so many questions ...just new to cake decorating and I don't wanna get the wrong ones.
The glass vases are a great ideal also.
If you don't want to do the lights I have an idea.
You know how some people will have the bottom tier a dark color, and each tier going up is a shade lighter? Why don't you try that, and then as a topper, you could make a light bulb out of gumpaste or even blown sugar? It could appear as if the light from the bulb is illuminating the cake.
Just a thought.
A friend suggested looking up "LED throwies". They involve attaching a 10mm diffused LED (you can google search for this and click on the "shopping" link up top to find colors you want) to a lithium battery. See http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/02/how_to_make_led_throwies.html. I don't think that you'd need the magnet, as you won't be throwing them anywhere. Sorry I can't be of more help ... I've never done it myself, but I'll let you know if I come up with other thoughts.
The throwies are a great ideal...also I wanted to ask if you always use something made for decorating cakes or just make sure it's safe to use. I am new to all this and I have so much to learn. Thanks again everyone!
My impression is that you probably won't find these lights specifically for decorating cakes. I could be completely wrong about that. As I've said, I've never used lights like this on a cake ... just passing on my ideas. Maybe somebody else who has more experience with lighted cakes can chime in on this one? Good luck!