Help With A Sweets Theme Please :)

Decorating By riagirl Updated 18 May 2011 , 2:35pm by SecretAgentCakeBaker

riagirl Posted 16 May 2011 , 12:12am
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Hi all! I'm making a cake / cupcakes for a baby shower (boy) in July. All I have to go by is that the theme is "sweets". They are going to have an ice cream sundae bar and all kinds of desserts - talk about a sugar rush!

My first thought was to do a "candyland" themed cake / cupcakes but if anyone has any other ideas I'd sure love any input. My concern is that the candyland theme isn't adult enough so I'd love a backup idea. I can always go safe and suggest they go with the baby theme route with pacifiers, onsies, milk bottles, etc but I did want to offer something different. I was going to suggest cupcakes that look like ice ream cones but then I found out they are having a sundae bar.

Thanks in advance for all the help!

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mommakristin Posted 16 May 2011 , 12:45am
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Have you searched CC's galleries by the keyword "Sweets" and looked at the cakes? You will probably find a ton of ideas doing that!

I would do a topsy turvy design with a whimsical theme of candy (sweets) made from gumpaste.

YellowBrickRd Posted 16 May 2011 , 12:48am
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Do a big cake that looks like a banana split!!! icon_biggrin.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:01am
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1773658
I made a scooby doo ice cream/sweets cake last year, if it helps...

cookiemom51 Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:14am
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Sugar Babies, Bun in the Oven, Kisses for the Sugar Baby, A Little Bit O Honey is on its way, Our Wishes are Good and Plenty, or (generic)Welcome the Sweetest Baby on Earth. HTH

foxymomma521 Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:19am
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Sugar Babies, Bun in the Oven, Kisses for the Sugar Baby, A Little Bit O Honey is on its way, Our Wishes are Good and Plenty, or (generic)Welcome the Sweetest Baby on Earth. HTH



Those are all cute icon_biggrin.gif

cownsj Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:38am
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My first thought was a banana split too. We did one: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1557905 , but depending on how many people will be there, you might have to go too large to feed everyone. This platter is just over 20 inches long, the cakes 6: each, but they didn't go very far. AC Moore has sundaes cups right now. You could put a cupcake inside and a "scoop" of icing on top and either fudge fondant and a cherry on top of each one.

If you could find small sundae glasses, maybe make a root beer cake and break some into the glass, then vanilla bc, alternating, top with bc and a cherry, and put a candy stick in it as a straw. A long plastic spoon too for their rootbeer float.

cownsj Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:12am
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You could maybe make large fondant heart candies. The kind you get on Valentine's Day with message written on them. You can put baby related words..... Mommy...... Daddy........ Welcome....... Love......, etc.

riagirl Posted 17 May 2011 , 3:11am
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Thank you everyone! These are really great ideas icon_smile.gif

Etta1025 Posted 17 May 2011 , 6:20pm
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Here's a sweets cake I made several years ago. It was for a child's party, but I think it could work for a baby shower as well.

Etta1025 Posted 17 May 2011 , 6:24pm
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Sorry - can't seem to get the image attached.

Etta1025 Posted 17 May 2011 , 6:24pm
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Here's a sweets cake I made several years ago. It was for a child's party, but I think it could work for a baby shower as well.

mnm222 Posted 17 May 2011 , 6:34pm
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you could do a cake thats like a bed... with a baby's head from a nilla wafer and a fondant blanket with quilt patches mado of starbursts, laffy taffy,etc. That way its a little bit of both whimsical sweets and classic baby. party.gif

MamaDear Posted 17 May 2011 , 7:07pm
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If Sweets is the theme then you could have a cake with stuff that appears to be made from candy - example

Using the Ball Pan, you could candymelt one half ball for the bottom and a quarter ball for the top and make a Carriage - use either real candy or fondant candy to look like - Candy Cane Handles, Doughnut/Oreo Tires, border it with other small candies.

Then you could do different parts of the cake with other candy (or gumdrop/fondant creations) - Baby Bottle, pacifier, Rattle, Key teething ring, etc. Depending on the color them (bright or pastel) you could use skittles and rainbow twizzlers to make the borders (think cut twizzlers apart, then skittle, icing dot, twizzler, icing dot, skittle, etc.)

cownsj Posted 17 May 2011 , 10:22pm
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Originally Posted by mnm222

you could do a cake thats like a bed... with a baby's head from a nilla wafer and a fondant blanket with quilt patches mado of starbursts, laffy taffy,etc. That way its a little bit of both whimsical sweets and classic baby. party.gif




Have you seen the new marshmallows they have in Walmart. They're for making smores, but they're flat and look just like a little pillow. For cupcakes they could be cut in half and then have 2 pillows.

Jennifer353 Posted 18 May 2011 , 9:35am
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Mycakecreations uploaded a sweet cake this morning that I think is really sweet (pardon the pun!): http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2038853

Or Cupcakequeen's icecream cone cake, possibly with some extra sweets/writing on the top http://cakecentral.com/gallery/7597

Or a giant cupcake cake, but make it look like candyfloss coming out of the cupcake case.

If you want lots of sugar I grew up with a cake covered around the sides in marshmallows (halved so they stick but with buttercream on the edge of the cake too) with the gaps between the marshmallows filled with dolly mixture sweets. Inside in the layers (of sponge cake) with buttercream and jam (jelly) there was little pieces of chocolate and chopped up dolly mixtures. Really, really tasty!! Yup we actually ate this and we didnt even fly around the room afterwards! You could use the ideas above by the others for the top of the cake. This is not the best picture but it may show it better than my description! http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1870194

I think sprinkles inside the cake is somewhat of a must for a sweet themed cake!!

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 18 May 2011 , 2:35pm
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Here are some really cute ideas from the gallery.

Ice cream cone
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035496
You could add some fondant candies around the base if you wanted.

Lollipops-I love this one! It makes me smile and I wish I had a reason to make it.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2033559


Here are a few other cute ones.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1597678

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wGr8njEWjtI/Sh9lCAuUbnI/AAAAAAAADAc/zP7CvE4QRMU/s400/Kimberly+S+.+candy.jpg

How about a train cake with candy sticking up from the cars.
http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/dual-birthday-train-cake-2010-09-26.htm

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