Does anyone have any ideas for a cake incorparting the human spine? It's for a lady graduating from chiropractor school. I've only found a few pictures and would love any ideas or places to search. Thanks!
First idea that pops in my mind is an x-ray machine with the backbones showing..... maybe that'll spark some ideas.
Personally, I LUV these Operation cakes. You could tailor it to a chiropractor by doing the backside and labelling the spine:
Or you could incoporate this image into the cake:
Here are a couple of other ideas;
Please post pics after!
Thanks for the ideas, unfortunatelly she now wants a cake in the shape of the actual spine, yikes, no clue how I'm going to pull that one off I would be much happier with the other ideas you all had, thanks again
To make it simple, you could carve the cake into the basic spine shape (sort of wavy and rectangular) and make the bone out of fondant and lay on top. Hope that makes sense! Eg: do one of the spines like in this cake photo, make it bigger and shape the cake around it:
The first thing that popped into my mind when I read your thread title was she definitely needs a topsy turvy crooked cake!! And I was envisioning a gumpaste made spine snaking up the front with flesh covered fondant covering the cake. (which could be apricot or peach or light cocoa, etc.)
Even if you only did two tiers, you could still hightlight a crooked spine. The top could have your congratulations message.
Wish she would let you fashion the spine ONTO a cake instead of carving one! Won't that really cut down on the servings if you have to carve just a spine? (I like the idea above this post about how to carve the cake in a loose translation of a spine and make one to lay on top)
Yes I think thats wwhat I'm going to have to do. It looks like there are about 23 vertebra so I'm telling her that each will have to serve 2 or it's going to be the thickest spine ever seen lol. Thanks for all the help you all are the best!!
You could do something similar to the skeleton pirate in my photos, but laying down. Just a cake carved with the curve in it, covered in black, with the spine, ribs, etc., laid on top of it. Let me see if I can find a picture of the back...
Okay, it won't let me upload the back view for some reason so you'll have to use your imagination!