I have been asked to do a first communion cake for a little boy. His mom sent me this cake:
However, she wanted it to be a little more masculine so no pink. To me, this is a very feminine cake, even without the pink. She mentioned that he is a very "nature" oriented boy, so anything to do with nature is perfect for him. I have been looking for some alternatives to send her but can't find something nature oriented and elegant (suitable for a first communion) at the same time. Does anyone have any ideas they would be willing to share? (She really wants a 3 tier cake, but only has 50 guests so 2 tier would work as well)
What if you subbed the flowers with just big leaves, and the butterflies with bumble bees and/or ladybugs? Or maybe frogs and snails! Think of that rhyme about what little boys are made of, minus the puppy dog tails.
I was thinking, leaves, twigs, little bugs, a little snake maybe...blades of grass. I'm sure you will think of something!
yep - leaves!
I too was thinking brown twigs and bugs and butterflies with more muted colored flowers instead of bright pinks and yellows.Leaves too..
Here's a link to a Martha Stewart, ntaure themed wedding cake. You could probably use a lot of elements from it for the first communion.
I was thinking leaves, bark, bugs would be cute!
Maybe something like this, minus the pillars, flowers, and butterflies.
Dragonflies instead of flowers, replace bow with a cross
Thanks for the ideas everyone! I have sent her a few photos of different cakes with leaves and branches and different bugs. We'll see what she decides