I have a request for a birthday cake featuring Woody, from Toy Story, for a boy turning 17. The mom is supplying a Woody figure to put on the cake. My question to you all is, how do I make an age appropriate cake for this kid using just the Woody figure? He's not really into all the other characters, he just really likes Woody. I haven't seen any of the movies, so I don't know anything about Woody. I've seen all of the Toy Story cakes on CC, and they are great, but they are for little kids. It will be a small cake, two 9" round layers. They want buttercream icing, but I can do fondant/gum paste to decorate. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
That's a tricky one isn't it?
I'd probably just go with the little kid look, it's not like you're going to be able to make Woody seem more sophisticated, even if you made a masculine, adult-looking cake...that Woody topper's going to undo it all. It's probably an inside joke...or the kid might be developmentally delayed, either way going with whimsical and kid-like is probably a good choice.
When I turned 18 my mom ordered me a Barney and Baby-bop cake...it was one of those inside joke things (ok..I'll admit it, my mom caught me watching Barney one day ...and I was around 17 , she used that once instance to tease me for quite a few years!)
I'd talk with the customer and see what they are really wanting before making any plans for sure
I'd pick out some of the colors and patterns, maybe a cow print to match his vest or denim blue so still appropriate for a 17yr old but fits the theme.
What about going at it from the theme of the last toy story.. the kid is growing up and was boxing up his toys to give away... maybe put stuff from his high school or sports interests with a box labeled toys/memories.. something.. and Woody can be sticking out of it.. showing the progression from a kid to a young man??
These are good ideas. Thanks!
I saw the first Toy Story movie before I had kids at 28 and I loved it. I now have kids and we have watched the movies over and over and I still love it. If this boy is 17, he would have been like 5 when the first movie came out.
I think the cowboy themed cakes sound great, lots of scope there. You could even do a cowboy hat or a woody styled bandana.
Just have fun with it.