I need ideas for a small, 6" round "generic" cake for a man. Have any?
darker colours than you'd use for a woman, do you have any more information than that? You say 'generic', does that mean you don't know who the cake is going to?
thats right, I dont know them, and the person who ordered it said to "just do anything"! still...I want it to look nice. Oh, must be buttercream...
not knowing his age, or what the occassion is for makes it almost impossible, what a shame she couldn't even tell you that!
what about a basic gateaux type cake. lol.... basic and gateaux in the same sentance sounds wrong...hehe
But I mean just a plain round cake, drizzle some chocolate glaze over the top, and grate some chocolate on the top, some sprinkles around the bottom.
I'm not sure if you'e ever made chocolate glaze, but it's pretty basic. You melt some choc compound drops, stir in some heavy cream and a daub of glucose. When it's cooled to about body temp, you just drizzle it down the sides of the cake, then the top, then smooth it out a bit. It's unforgiving, if your cake is messy it will show through, so it mus be a neat cake. But it looks pretty good! It'll take overnight in the fridge to set. It's one of the easiest things I've done, easier than fondant.
This is a cake I just made for a 60 year old man. You could do a smaller heart and decorate it like a corset. Every man likes that!
ugh, sometimes though requests of "do whatever" for men are sure tough! I know based on informal surveys of the men I know- men typically prefer "delicious" as the main design theme, lol, by that I mean that men seem to be more impressed by chocolate drizzle, glazed berries, whipped cream swirls over other "generic" decorations such as stripes, polkadots and flowers. I'd probably go that route- like Zespri suggests. HTH
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