Masculine Cakes

Decorating By yummy Updated 12 Jul 2010 , 4:30pm by carmijok

yummy Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 5:48pm
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Does anyone have any pics or know of any sites that have awesome mens cakes. I'm not really interested in any themes (those are easy) I'm more interested in nice male designs. I've been looking but haven't come across anything that screams WOW at me. TIA!

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mamawrobin Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 7:01pm
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I don't but I'm hoping that someone will. I have a LOT of boys in our family...out of 15 grandchildren my mother has only 2 granddaughters...I always have a hard time doing "masculine" cakes. None of my nephew's are little anymore and it's so hard to come up with "guy cakes" icon_lol.gif

I'd rather make 10 girly cakes to 1 "guy" cake. icon_razz.gif

I have seen a couple of really nice ones here on cc. Can't remember who made them but one is different shades of blue diamonds with a large blue bow and the other one that I'm thinking of is brown with a wide looped ivory bow with brown trim.

hollyml Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 8:48pm
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Whaddaya know, there's a Flickr group called "Cakes for Men" icon_lol.gif Most of these are themed (and some are X rated or at least NC-17 icon_wink.gif), but there are some nice designs that use simple shapes or patterns (lots of stripes and/or stars, some that look like plaid/argyle or other traditional menswear patterns) instead of flowers, strong colors, and borders that aren't too ruffly (or no borders, just clean corners), for a really nice man-friendly but non-themed cake.

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I find it helps to think about clothing designs. Of course most men tend to wear a lot of boring solid colors, plus some stripes and maybe plaids, but there are men's shirts and sweaters with more interesting details or patterns -- aloha shirts, skater or punk style prints, cables and other knit textures, herringbone -- and then there are the kinds of things you see on traditional neckties and even dress socks -- diamonds, paisley, repeating patterns of triple dots or dashes. Plus "graphic" stuff that isn't necessarily "themed" -- flames, lightning bolts, swooshy logos.

idocakes4fun Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 8:52pm
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Lulubelle1970 posted this cake recently and I saved to my favorites. You might like it as well... http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1675871

carmijok Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 8:57pm
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Lulubelle1970 posted this cake recently and I saved to my favorites. You might like it as well... http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1675871




I saved that one too! It's awesome! Definitely not 'girly' at all!

yummy Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 9:25pm
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Thank you all.

Mamawrobin, I agree 100% give me a girl cake any age group and it's a no brainer. I definitely think of the blues, tans, greens and browns when I think of a man cake. Sometimes I think that the bows and loops are feminine mainly because you see them all over girly cakes. I think the blue diamonds cake you're talking about is by Pish; I like her cakes and she has a few men cakes I'll have to recheck her gallery. Off topic, I posted a crazy question in the cake decorating forum titled "From NY to VA... I would really like your input, thanks!

Hollyml, thank you so much for all the links. I'm about to check out "cakes for me". How do you list all those links like that? I could only do one at a time which means multiple posts usually back to back.

Idocakesforfun, Thanks for the link, I save it in my favs.

Carmijok, It really is nice and manly, I save every man cake I can.

hollyml Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 8:32am
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I just keep my reply open in one tab, look at photos (or whatever) in a different tab, and copy-paste the url from one to the other. icon_smile.gif

I'm with you on the loop bows seeming too feminine sometimes.

This gift box has a "bow" that's maybe more masculine than all those loops...I can totally picture this as a cake.

Or you could use a style I like to do on gifts, but can't find a photo of -- three or more circles of ribbon, in graduated sizes, one inside the other and all meeting at the bottom, standing up on top of the box. I don't know if that description made sense.

Or a "spiky" bow instead of a loopy one, something like this.

mamawrobin Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 2:23pm
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Lulubelle1970 posted this cake recently and I saved to my favorites. You might like it as well... http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1675871




This is the brown cake that I was thinking of...I just love this cake. I don't know why I thought the bow had brown trim...love that bow!

Doug Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:05pm
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as a guy....

why all the fuss!?!?!?!?

sure, anything sports will work ...

B U T

for most guys (Rylan most notably excepted) -- it's all about the

EATING!!!!

so just bake a CHOCOLATE sheet cake--in a disposable pan no less.

slather with CHOCOLATE icing.

hand pan and fork to guy in question (bib and wet wipes optional)

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it's really that easy for a guy.

yummy Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:22pm
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Hollyml, I think you were going to post a picture and forgot. I would really like to see it.

Doug, your funny and insightful as always. Doing a theme is easy; but what about when there is no theme and someone doesn't want chocolate?

Doug Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:27pm
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but what about when there is no theme and someone doesn't want chocolate?





bake the flavor the guy in question likes.....



in my dad's and my case that's......


gooseberry PIE!

(yep, we had pies for b-day! why have cake when you can have pie!)

mamawrobin Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 4:03pm
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but what about when there is no theme and someone doesn't want chocolate?




bake the flavor the guy in question likes.....



in my dad's and my case that's......


gooseberry PIE!

(yep, we had pies for b-day! why have cake when you can have pie!)




My dad always wants Raisin Pie and my brother Egg Custard Pie. Thought we were the only weird ones icon_lol.gificon_surprised.gif

hollyml Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 5:06am
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Hollyml, I think you were going to post a picture and forgot. I would really like to see it.




I did them as links. The words that show up in bolded blue? That's a hyperlink. icon_smile.gif

yummy Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 5:46am
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hollyml, thanks. I love that gift box and bow. Must try that.

LuluSweetArt Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 6:17am
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Why all the gift box cakes for men? Every time my husband wraps something it looks like it's been run over by a truck. And it's not like he notices the wrap job I do as he's ripping through it. Haha. I feel like, when it comes to guy cakes, themes really are the way to go...I also think stripes and geometric designs are safe. But I agree mostly with Doug...my husband just loves to eat the cake.

carmijok Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 4:30pm
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Originally Posted by Doug

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Originally Posted by yummy

but what about when there is no theme and someone doesn't want chocolate?




bake the flavor the guy in question likes.....



in my dad's and my case that's......


gooseberry PIE!

(yep, we had pies for b-day! why have cake when you can have pie!)



My dad always wants Raisin Pie and my brother Egg Custard Pie. Thought we were the only weird ones icon_lol.gificon_surprised.gif




Nope, you're not...my husband wants Pineapple Pie. It's good, but come on! Since I couldn't decorate a cake I cut out polka dots in dough and he had a polka dot pineapple pie. Men!

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