Ahhh Too Many Ideas!!!

Decorating By SweetCakesbyAmy Updated 15 Apr 2011 , 8:25am by Jennifer353

SweetCakesbyAmy Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 6:53pm
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Ok So I need to do a cake for a friend and she wants...ok ready for this....she wants me to incorporate Rainbows, Blue Hyndrangeas, Cows, and bright green grass......

My brain has shut off! every design I think of is SOOO gaudy!!!

HELP!! THANKS!!!

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SugarFiend Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 7:18pm
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A cow grazing on a green grass pasture with hydrangeas growing here and there, and a rainbow standing behind it?

Is it a sheet cake or tiered?

carmijok Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 7:23pm
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That's a lot of unique elements for one cake...it will be hard not to make it gaudy! I suppose you could do a cow print background, topped with blue hydrangeas and a rainbow.....nope...still gaudy! Or you could do tiers...cows, rainbows and flowers...yep...still a little much. Oh what the heck...go for it and make it loud and funky. I don't think I've seen too many elegant or sophisticated cakes that had cows and rainbows involved! Good luck! icon_lol.gif

SugarFiend Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 8:01pm
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Green grass board... Vertical rainbow stripes on bottom tier... Cow print top tier, topped with hydrangeas?

Yikes. This one has SO been bugging me.

I have NEVER seen an elegant cow print!

The nearest to sophistication I can think of is maybe a painted pastoral scene.

Again, yikes! I agree with Carmijok. It sounds like it might be a time to embrace the funky! Best of luck to you. Seriously!

SweetCakesbyAmy Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 8:25pm
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To add an extra issue its a gluten free cake so it's only going to be 1 layer. I could do a second 1 layer cake for everyone else and transfer some of the decorations over to it!

michel30014 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 2:59pm
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Originally Posted by SweetCakesbyAmy

To add an extra issue its a gluten free cake so it's only going to be 1 layer. I could do a second 1 layer cake for everyone else and transfer some of the decorations over to it!








OMG!!! icon_eek.gif Bless your heart! I wished I could help but maybe the idea to make it loud and funky is the way to go! Good luck!

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:04pm
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Actually, that doesn't sound too tough. I was going to suggest similar to SugarFiend. I bet it will be cute.

SweetCakesbyAmy Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:13pm
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I just may try sugarfiends idea....it sounds the least gaudy than anything I have thought of!

A cow grazing on a green grass pasture with hydrangeas growing here and there, and a rainbow standing behind it?

I love my friend dearly but she really know how to challenge me!! LOL

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:21pm
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Or you could do something like this cake, but with a cow instead of a unicorn.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4738621313_a302046194.jpg


What about just doing a meadow with cows and hydrangea bushes, then put the rainbow on the inside of the cake?
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cw5CJB6Dmp4/TMstE9IC-RI/AAAAAAAAAdw/HmB_D9JIA5I/s1600/rainbow-cake.jpg

http://www.unicornpedia.com/images/rainbow_cake_closeup.jpg

Or a cow on the inside.
http://www.seriouseats.com/images/20090323-rorschachcake.jpg

Here is a cow with a rainbow. You could just make the flowers be hydrangeas.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_15K1_QI36P0/S_vyYzb0v7I/AAAAAAAABL8/urYCcTxD8B8/s1600/IMG_3283.jpg

Other inspirations.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2516/3940108692_11997af6b2.jpg

http://www.alicecakes.com.au/images/rainbow_cake.jpg

How about a giant cow cake? Or maybe not, but it is pretty amazing!
http://www.michellesugarart.co.uk/cakes/cow.php

SweetCakesbyAmy Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:52pm
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WOW that last cake was CRAZY!!! HAHAH But I really did like the first one you had with the unicorn on it. Thanks so much for the help!!

Jennifer353 Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 8:25am
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What about a small(er!) 3d cow cake sitting on green grass covered board with hydrangeas and a rainbow going over the cow diagonally from one corner of the board to the opposite? - Just variations on the above ideas really

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