Teenage Boy Cake Ideas

Decorating By izzymath Updated 7 May 2010 , 1:26am by JGMB

izzymath Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:34pm
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My son turns 17 this week. I am new to decorating so want to make him something special but need a simple design. He is not into sports so that won't work. I plan to make a round cake, white icing annd have bought the Wilton primary colors fondant package. Any ideas for a decorating newbie?

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emms73 Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:43pm
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i have read on something like this before and the suggestion was to find out his interest and do the cake with 1 or more of his likes i hope this helps i'm a newbie to this site has been very helpful and everyone is great here lots of luck

JGMB Posted 1 May 2010 , 10:17pm
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I go through this all the time, as I make cakes for the teen boys at our local foster home. I've found that stripes and geometric shapes are the best, especially since you qualify yourself as a "newbie". How about something like this one?

yummy Posted 2 May 2010 , 8:34pm
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Welcome to cc! You might want to rethink using that wilton fondant; it's disgusting!! No one here uses it on cakes. It's good to mix with tylose if you want it to be used like a gumpaste or for covering cake boards. Although I hear that Wilton has improved on the taste; I don't know which batch you have. Try a taste. Yes stripes and geometric shapes woek well for males. HTH

cakesbykeka Posted 3 May 2010 , 12:25am
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what about music? does he like music?
I was thinking about making some fondant drums and adding on top of the cake

izzymath Posted 6 May 2010 , 9:00pm
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Thanks for the advice. I realized I had a Wilton Happy Birthday pan that I had not used so have given that a go. Tried out all my decorating tips and while it is not gorgeous it is handmade with love and my son liked it so a success. Everything is way harder then it looks!

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 6 May 2010 , 9:25pm
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You can't go wrong with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting!

As long as he isn't allergic to chocolate that is. icon_smile.gif

JGMB Posted 7 May 2010 , 1:26am
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I'm glad you were successful and that he liked it, Cherylswaby. How about a photo? icon_smile.gif

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