Need Some Serious Creative Thoughts Re: Republican Cake

Decorating By confectionsofahousewife Updated 13 Jun 2010 , 3:57am by Adevag

confectionsofahousewife Posted 2 May 2010 , 7:11pm
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I am making a grooms cake for a wedding coming up in June. The bride wants to surprise her husband with the cake (dark chocolate, of course) and wants it to relate to his favorite thing: being a republican. I have googled and googled and googled republican cakes and any variation/synonyms thereof and have really only seen elephant shaped cakes. I would like to do something a little bit more creative and unique without being terribly offensive to any non-republican wedding goers. Really thought my husband would be some help here because he is a die hard conservative also but his ideas were a little too offensive! Does anyone have some creative ideas? Thanks so much!

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artscallion Posted 2 May 2010 , 7:23pm
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How about a collage of some sort that incorporates edible images of famous Republicans of the past...ones that are more neutral to today's folks and thus less likely to offend...Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt...Susan B Anthony

I'm a dyed in the wool liberal and none of those folks would bother me on a cake. But they will mean something to the groom.

chellescountrycakes Posted 2 May 2010 , 8:31pm
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Depending on how comical/stately you want it. I would research old policital cartoons. Do you want 3D or 2D?

signs sticking up with TAXES and a circle through them and other signs with various replublican candidates that have ran for office locally and nationaly. Add an oil derrick, something like that.
Maybe an elephant kicking a donkey. in a cartoonish way.

I doubt there will be many wedding guests there that dont share his views and if they do come, they must have a relationship with the groom that either ignores all political talk, or they are willing to discuss matters but still disagree.

Doug Posted 2 May 2010 , 9:13pm
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cake that looks like a book.

title The Republic

author Plato

caption on board --- the original Republican!

mbark Posted 2 May 2010 , 9:34pm
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you must incorporate Ronald Reagan somehow. Please don't worry about "offending" any liberals that attend the wedding, that is just silly, this is the bride & groom's day and they should get just what they want.

EmilysCakes Posted 2 May 2010 , 9:41pm
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You can put an Republican elephant on iticon_smile.gif I'd love to see the cake when you're done!

simplehappy Posted 2 May 2010 , 9:46pm
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I agree, don't worry about offending a guest. The groom is a republican and its a cake for him! I think Ronald Reagan should be on it, and perhaps some quotes from famous republicans? I've never done anything like this cake but it seems like a good challenge! Make sure to post pictures when you finish!

chellescountrycakes Posted 3 May 2010 , 12:26am
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I would also research any 'old' republicans that you choose to put on it. The party platform has changed quite a bit in the last 75 years. if you look back at the platform of what was and what is, and put them side by side, the present day democratic platform matches the old guard republican platform more than the current republican does. And most 'uptodate' republicans know this. icon_smile.gif

Reagan is a good one.

and I do agree, I had a very western theme for my wedding. right down to the cowboy boots and tails, cowboyish topper and wore white leather 'old fashioned' (1800's) style boots. City slickers just had to deal with it. icon_wink.gif

karateka Posted 3 May 2010 , 12:37am
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Originally Posted by Doug

cake that looks like a book.

title The Republic

author Plato

caption on board --- the original Republican!


I wish I had even 1% of the creativity you have.

KayMc Posted 3 May 2010 , 12:38am
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Don't forget the American flag - very important!

Doug Posted 3 May 2010 , 12:47am
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an add just popped on the side to sign up for an email newsletter from Newt Gingrich...

which of course set my mind to wandering (creativity is both blessing & curse)


a newt (the salamander kind) which is green and has some gingham on him and holding a huge fan of $100 bills. Newt Greenrich or Newt Ging(ham)rich.

Eisskween Posted 3 May 2010 , 12:53am
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What about the Republican symbol, something like this?

confectionsofahousewife Posted 3 May 2010 , 12:42pm
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Originally Posted by karateka

Originally Posted by Doug

cake that looks like a book.

title The Republic

author Plato

caption on board --- the original Republican!


I wish I had even 1% of the creativity you have.

Seriously! Doug that's a great idea. I appreciate all the ideas. Now that I've had time to mull over her idea, I am going to contact the bride today to see if she can give me any more specifics on particular conservative issues that her husband feels strongly about and/or particular republican historical figures that he admires. I'll get back to you guys when she responds! Thanks so much for your input so far.

LisaCarter Posted 3 May 2010 , 1:16pm
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maybe you could do an elephant standing on a platform. Dress up the platform like you would see in a political setting with the red white and blue draping and have the elephant dressed in red white and blue also.

UpAt2am Posted 3 May 2010 , 1:36pm
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i'm loving lisacarter's idea! i know it has the elephant on it, but i think it's adult way of doing it! to take it one step further, the elephant could be wearing a "Re-elect Reagan" shirt! my husband owns a shirt like this and wears it every chace he gets. he's a die hard conservative and would love a cake like this icon_smile.gif

ThreePrinces Posted 3 May 2010 , 4:10pm
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Another conservative Republican here. icon_biggrin.gif Really we're all about being patriotic and loving our country. (Not saying that liberals don't!) Red, white and blue must be incorporated on the cake. I also like the idea of the elephant on the platform.

Don't worry about offending's THEIR day, they can have what they want!

LisaCarter Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:17pm
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and don't forget the little buttons they wear on their shirts and such...that would be a cute added touch.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 4 May 2010 , 5:36pm
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I love all your ideas! I still haven't heard back from the bride but talked to another friend of hers and she told me that the groom works at our state's capitol which I didn't know. So now I am thinking about doing the capitol building (which is really scary as it has so many details) with some signage in the "yard" regarding republican things and maybe an elephant on the front lawn wearing red white and blue? Yikes, its getting complicated! Is that too much?

UpAt2am Posted 4 May 2010 , 6:25pm
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there's no such thing as "too much" if you're get paid what you should be for your time, ingredients, utilities, etc.! a heavily detailed cake like that should come with a price tag that reflects it!

sounds like it will be an awesome cake and i can't wait to make my hubby a "republican" cake for his guys have gotten the ideas flowing icon_smile.gif

casme Posted 4 May 2010 , 8:45pm
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I like Eisskweens picture. Very classy for a wedding without being offensive

sadsmile Posted 4 May 2010 , 8:55pm
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Elephant shaped bushes...LOL Subtle but 'there" And a crowd pleaser.

hsmomma Posted 4 May 2010 , 11:03pm
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From a Republican Politicians wife (me!)...definitely an Elephant with an American flag. Totally non offensive and 100% Republican.
And regardless of your political would be impressive to look at!
Have fun and be sure to post the finished cake!

confectionsofahousewife Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:21pm
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Alright, I spoke with the bride and she says her husband is really into Ronald Reagan. So my plan is for a cake for 50ish with a Ronald Reagan theme. Anyone have any ideas?!

endymion Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:38pm
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How about edible images of him in piped "frames" and then research what his bumper stickers and campaign buttons looked like, and use some of those designs (maybe actually in the shapes of bumper stickers and buttons) on the cake...?

newmansmom2004 Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:42pm
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Originally Posted by confectionsofahousewife

Alright, I spoke with the bride and she says her husband is really into Ronald Reagan. So my plan is for a cake for 50ish with a Ronald Reagan theme. Anyone have any ideas?!

Jelly beans on the cake!! Reagan was well known for his passion for jelly beans.

ctinaw Posted 9 May 2010 , 3:20pm
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Oh just put Ronald Reagan on it and some cash and it's good to go. I like the idea someone gave about making it shaped like a book and tying that in somehow.

Probably avoid writing HOPE anywhere on the cake icon_smile.gif

ctinaw Posted 9 May 2010 , 3:26pm
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PLEASE post a photo when you're done lol. I'd love to do something like that for my father in law for father's day!

confectionsofahousewife Posted 10 May 2010 , 7:34pm
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Hahaha! Thats awesome. You have a lot more confidence in my cake sculpting abilities than I do! I wish I could do that!

confectionsofahousewife Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 1:48am
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I realize its been a month or so since I posted this topic but I finished the Republican groom's cake today. Ended up with a Ronald Reagan theme. Here's the link. Thanks again everyone for your input!

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