What Cake Do You Want To Make??

Decorating By shaibaer Updated 27 Feb 2011 , 5:59pm by Marianna46

shaibaer Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 10:55pm
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Is there a cake design you've been dying to make, but the opportunity hasn't presented it's self? If you had the luxury of time and all the supplies, what would you do?

Right this minute, I am DYING to try to make this lamp into a cake.

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I'm pretty sure I know *how* I'd go about it, but I'm not at all sure I could pull it off. But it would be so much fun to try!! It would be 3D of course (and no, it wouldn't have to light up for me! lol For some reason, I've been all about stained glass pattern work lately... that and Antique carousel horses! lol

What's yours??

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Marianna46 Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:10pm
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First off, shaibaer, I just have to say GO FOR IT! We'll be waiting for your pic! I actually just made three cakes I'd been dying to try (not posted here yet, alas!): a wonky gift cake, sculpted so it was skinnier at the bottom than at the top, a grapevine cake that I saw on here and the stack of closed books. I made this last one for a graduation ceremony (all these people were my students) and I wanted to do something that showed all the blood, sweat and tears they put in on this, so the books were surrounded by a couple of pencils, an eraser and coffee in a styrofoam cup, all made out of gumpaste. I added edible image index cards and put an edible image notebook page with notes from their coursework on top of the books. They really loved it. Now I want to make three more things: the cake that looks like a wheel of cheese with mice all over it -- but as a mouse wedding; a cake with a little shopping bag on top and clothes, shoes, lingerie and bling on the sides; and -- I say I'm going to do this every year and never do -- some panorama Easter eggs - the kind with little scenes inside them. Anybody else???

artscallion Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:26pm
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I've always wanted to do a 3d baby grand piano cake with legs, raised lid and all. I've seen a few here and know a few pianists that would love one.

I've also never done the cake that inspired me to try caking in the first place. Collete Peters' pasta cake. I saw it in her book and was so amazed I took up decorating myself but never got around to making it.

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DH2008 Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:46pm
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My favorite movie of all time cake "the Wizard of Oz". Also, a girly shoebox cake & for some reason a ship or an open lid treasure box icon_redface.gif Oh & a hamburger cake.

PistachioCranberry Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:48pm
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I love the look of reptiles, especially the green tree boa, so I would want to make a tree with the green tree boa on one of the branches.

I have also been trying to figure out what I could use on fondant to give the crackle effect so I could do that on a tiered cake.

sillywabbitz Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:52pm
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Pretty much everything in my favoritesicon_smile.gif I need to do another topsy turvy. The only one I've made was in a class. Those are both gorgeous cakes.

lynn1968 Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:54pm
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given time and unlimited funds, the kind of cakes i *plan* to make (haven't been able to convert over to a bakery just yet) will be 3D cakes. i told my wife if all we're going to do is prettify sheet cakes all day then i'd rather not get into it.

i really like the mouse wedding idea. too cute. icon_smile.gif

ideally, cakes with a story you can imagine when you see them. in the foreground you have a basic plot, and in the background there's the drama. then again, i used to do a spot of writing, so that fits my sensibilities.

other than that, some pirate ship cakes that actually look like a ship with some detail and some monster busts. a castle that's *not* that wilton atrocity people apparently love. and if i can magickally up my skill level up about 5 billion notches, some famous buildings, like the taj mahal.

yes, i'm a sucker for special effects. but, come one, how difficult is dry ice? not very ~ every cake should have that! lol. likewise, battery operated lights are readily available, which i can see going very well in my tiki/totem pole idea.

geez, too many ideas. the notes i take on this stuff would blow your mind, lol.

jlynnw Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by PistachioCranberry

I love the look of reptiles, especially the green tree boa, so I would want to make a tree with the green tree boa on one of the branches.

I have also been trying to figure out what I could use on fondant to give the crackle effect so I could do that on a tiered cake.



Get a wooden rolling pin and rough it up with lines the length of the pin. roll the fondant in all directions until you get the look. or wrinkle up saran wrap (I have hear to use foil as well) and texture fondant. I did the saran wrap for a lizzard.

My cake would have to be a moving and musical Christmas carousel. I would love for the white chocolate horses to move but even if it just rotated I would be happy. The sugar work, chocolate, cake, fondant... a little bit of all the sugar basic in one cake.

Marianna46 Posted 27 Feb 2011 , 12:30am
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Lynn 1968 said: "geez, too many ideas. the notes i take on this stuff would blow your mind, lol".

Man, I know what you mean: I have 4 volumes of about 75 pages each on my computer called "Cake Decorating Notes", and over half the pages are filled with things I want to do in the future!

shaibaer Posted 27 Feb 2011 , 2:31am
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Lol, me too!! I just started a notebook last night and it has over a dozen sketches of cakes that I HAVE to do, you know? Most of which are terribly intricate and detailed. Some of which are even daunting (like the full 3d bust of a Saddlebred with a full show bridle on)

Something similar to this, but not a driving bridle and of course, out of cake, not bronze! lol

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Marianna46 Posted 27 Feb 2011 , 5:59pm
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Oh, wow, shaibaer! I can't wait to see your ideas realized!

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