I was asked to make a cake for a kid, a 2tier cake, covered in flowers. All kinds of flowers imaginable.
There are a few cute ones in the wilton books, BUT they are morefor adult gardeners.
Ihave totalfreedom. what ever I want to do, she just likes pink, wants a 2tier cake, and wants it literly covered in flowers.
I have dozens of realistic flowers, I just dont want to make it your typical 2teir round cake. I wanted something cuter. But a flower potseems morefor a 'gardener' and she doesnt garden. a vase honestly seems too hard. I have flowers on stems, flowers with out stems... I just need a 'base' cake to put them on! LOL
please throw out all ideas
What about flowers with smiling faces instead? Cuter for a kid. I had an idea I wanted to make into a cake for my kids, but never got around to it (too many cake ideas - too little time!) Depending on how old she is, you could do a "Mr. Golden sun" cake and have the sun smiling down on the flowers and the flowers smiling back up at the sun?
How about a cake with some fantasy flowers?
Something like this (It's your basic 2 tier but with more playful colours & flowers which I think would work well for a child of 9):
(scroll down to the 5th cake for this one
I know you were looking for a "base" cake to put the flowers on but I was drawing a blank on that. The only thing I could come up with was using petal shaped tiers or a round bottom with a petal shape on top.
Here's some more ideas to toss around...
What if you did a tradition two tiered cake, but choose colors (shades of pinks) and flowers that are bright and super girlie? If you are like to use real ribbon, you could pick out a playful pink color and pattern then color your flowers to match.
The other idea would be to make a "princess" style - soft pinks, glitter/shimmer, tiara on top, etc...
Aren't the "free rein" type cakes the hardest sometimes???
When you said "nine year old" and flowers, I automatically pictured something like the wilton flower garden link posted above. The image in my head was more of a mod type flower, not true scultped flowers in the garden sense.
Think Target! Have you shopped in their girl bedding section? Bright colors, mod stripes and flowers. More of an abstract than accurate petals, etc.
Do you have the ball pan? What if you used that as your top tier or half of that if you don't need the full servings? Just something different to mix up the "base cake" look!
Or how about the giant cupcake pan on top of a base layer? The cupcake frosting could have flowers on wires coming out of the top around a gumpaste whimsical 9 as well as flowers covering the base.
Or if you want to use your premade flowers, maybe something like this:
thank you!! these ideas really helped, nd i love the pics!!
i lost ,most of my keyboard keys so responding is hard lol
but thank you!!
I would definitely go for more playful fantasy type flowers, in bright colors. Definitely not accurate flowers for a 9 year old.
Here are some that I like....
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1668987 (in different colors, of course)
and my personal favorite.....
I always like adding a touch of 'whimsy' to kids cakes. For a 9 year old with flowers, I would be very tempted to add a big lime green worm somewhere in the mix, a lady bug and maybe a butterfly. This typically found in nature near flowers.
But that's must me...
Just a thought, not necessarily a good one...