So my daughter's sweet 16 party is THIS Saturday. We are expecting around 50 people. She wants something something spectacular (of course). She wants her guests to look at her cake & go... & AND she is going with the same hot pink, lime green & zebra prints that all the girls are doing but she wants 'bling' too. So of course, I am tapped out. I cannot begin to get my brain to put together something. HHHEEELLLPPP
I hope this link works. I'm going to be making a sweet 16 cake, but I'm only taking the two middle tiers for inspiration. But check this out. Zebra, hot pink black and fab! Just add in green in place of the black, maybe even lime green zebra stripes!
sullymel - That is a fantastic cake!!!
I just made this one - http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1998547
You can easily switch out the colors as necessary! Pink Cake Box has a lot of good inspiration photos on their theme. What a great undertaking for THIS weekend, but that's what moms do, right? Good luck and have fun!
Wow great cake! Is that real ribbon & broach? Funny thing is, that is my daughters name! Maybe it's a sign! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks Sebrina! I used fondant for the ribbon. I mixed in Tylose for the bows, and used unedible broaches for the centers. It was my first time using fondant/tylose, and have learned that I prefer using 100% gumpaste. We'll all look forward to seeing your own fabulous creation!
Wow, I thought your ribbon was real. Did you do anything special to the broaches before you attached them to the cake?
You can actually add bling very easily, either with wire or with rock candy:
imagenthatnj love love love that denim cake! How adorable! I think I might try the crystals on wires. Thank you so much!
You're welcome. I adore that denim cake! I knew it wouldn't match the description you put at the beginning, but I thought it might change your mind, or you can use it some other time. What a great, different cake that combines the ease of jeans with the glamour of rhinestones. I wish I had a cake like that for myself and I'm almost 50!
I saw another cake with crystals on wires, but I see so many things and sometimes I'm not able to put it in my never-ending database and now I can't find it!
The denim cake is adorable! The crystals on wires is a great option. On my cake, the broaches started out as rings, so they had something sticking out of the back. I wrapped my fondant around that, then glued them to the loops. When it was all dry, I secured the bows to the cake with chocolate!
sullymel13, I love your cake too! That's how non-edible stuff should be set up on a cake, otherwise it would be hard to take it off and someone might choke on something. I think it's crazy when people do those diamond designs on a cake and put a non-edible shiny stone on each intersection.
Well, I did it! Thank you all for the inspirations. I had disaster after disaster with this cake but hey, that is how we learn, right? And it ended with someone telling her that her cake was beautiful & she told them, "Yeah, that's cause my mom rocks!" SCORE!
Here is a link if you would like to take a look! Thanks again!