Turning 18--Hot Pink & Black

Decorating By KonfectionKonnection Updated 14 Feb 2011 , 4:29am by StacyN

KonfectionKonnection Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 8:11pm
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Need a few suggestions, please! I need to do a cake for a friend's niece who is turning 18. The only requirements I've been given is it needs to feed approx 30 guests, w/ the colors hot pink and black, due Fri.

Normally, I love the cakes where I get to do what I want--I always have techniques and ideas I want to try--but I worry about the turning 18 part. Since I only do cakes for friends and family, and don't really know the birthday girl--I feel a little out of touch w/ what might be popular w/ the younger crowd right now.

Any suggestions would be great! (I would normally do flowers, but I think she may be a bit of a "tom-boy" type.) TIA!

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tmgarcia_98 Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 8:36pm
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Zebra print is usually pretty popular, maybe add in a hot pink bow and a gumpaste "18" topper.

King-Girlz Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 8:53pm
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I agree...zebra print..hot pink!! Always looks great in any photos I have seen on CC!

leily Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 2:49am
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here is one i did for a 27th golden birthday.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1447570

KonfectionKonnection Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 3:57am
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Thanks everyone! I was just worried I might not get it right, and an 18th birthday should be special. You've given me some good ideas to work with and I feel a little more confident now. Thanks again!

Corrie76 Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 4:05am
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I made a cake recently for an 18th b-day and they had same request pink and black. I ended up doing a zebra print too.
http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1925400

sebrina Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 4:20am
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My DD is fixing to turn 16 & I do a lot of teen cakes. Here's what we have come up with in hot pink & black. But FYI, they either love the zebra, or they hate it. Some of the kids feel like it has been played out. You might want to check first. HTH!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1932235
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1919226
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1705650
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1664709

StacyN Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 4:29am
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I keep seeing a lot of skulls with bows on in hot pink and black on my friends daughters who are in high school. That might work if she is a tom boy because its still girly in the colors but not the theme. Can you ask her what she would like?

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