Help! I'm Out Of Ideas!

Decorating By CiNoRi Updated 24 Nov 2010 , 1:46pm by Manderly42

CiNoRi Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 4:39pm
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I got a request for a cake this week... for a combined birthday... one person is 35 the other is 40....

I was all set to do a cake with a Grim Reaper calling out the 40 year old... and hinting to the 35 year old that they are next!

I jsut got word that they dont want to do that theme... and im out of ideas!!!

All i know is they want red... and black... and at the very least just something saying happy birthday to the 2....

I for the most part have creative reign.... but i think they want something light in theme....

Can you help with ideas so that it doesnt look like just a a plain 9in round & words!?!

Thanks!!!!

4 replies
BlakesCakes Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 12:31am
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Both people that age have experience with Pac-Man & tie dye & peace signs....

A Geritol bottle or box would be cute for both of them.

HTH
Rae

cha-cha-cha Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 8:18pm
post #3 of 5

could you maybe do something with just a strong pattern like this:
http://www.sedonaweddingcakes.com/images/Fondant/Black%20n%20Red%20.jpg
but in maybe a 2 tier and then add a few gumpaste things they do as hobbies? Good luck~!

Colliegirl Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 2:23pm
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Hmmm, thinking I saw a cake on the site of a round cake with road around the edge of it going down in a swirl to the bottom of the cake. The 45 could be going down first and say to the 35 "hang on for the ride downhill" or something like that.

Manderly42 Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 1:46pm
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I like the Hollywood theme:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_L4IsFR3LmxQ/SvDb1WjveQI/AAAAAAAACEQ/TmO3MkuhGzw/s1600-h/hollywood+cake.jpg
And you can make the 35 & 40 in the style of the Hollywood letters.

Otherwise, I just googled Black, White & Red Cakes and there are a ton of ideas - you can choose something you know you are capable of replicating:
http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1259&bih=502&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=black%2C+white+%26+red+cake&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Good luck!!

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