Pennies And Baby Shower...any Ideas?

Decorating By FeGe_Cakes Updated 27 Sep 2011 , 2:52am by FeGe_Cakes

FeGe_Cakes Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 11:30pm
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I got an interesting request for a baby shower cake. The baby's name will be Penny and they are colors of the party will be lilac and brown and of course pennies will be part the decorations. I have a few ideas, but was looking for more.

Any thoughts?

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FeGe_Cakes Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 9:45pm
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Ok got some views but no comments. Come on..all you great decorators have some ideas..surely. I dare you..I double dog dare you. lol

ayerim979 Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 9:54pm
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hmmm...........I am totally clueless but will try to come up with some help. I will BRB .

FeGe_Cakes Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:02pm
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That is a tough one. Very unique.

mommachris Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:05pm
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All that comes to me is Pennies from Heaven.
Maybe cover the cake brown and use lavender dots or striping on the sides. I can picture a baby sleeping on top and an umbrella ( it is a shower, right icon_wink.gif ) with fondant pennies on wires like it is raining.


mommachris

ayerim979 Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:21pm
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Okay I only found these on google hope they some how inspire you. Okay maybe they wont but check em out .

I believe the little round cakes in the platter were cheesecakes.


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FeGe_Cakes Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:21pm
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mommachris..great idea. I actually seen this clipart after googling pennies from heaven

http://www.orgsites.com/ar/penniesfromheaven/_pgg5.php3

tokazodo Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:22pm
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Originally Posted by mommachris

All that comes to me is Pennies from Heaven.
Maybe cover the cake brown and use lavender dots or striping on the sides. I can picture a baby sleeping on top and an umbrella ( it is a shower, right icon_wink.gif ) with fondant pennies on wires like it is raining.


mommachris




I don't think anyone could top Mommachris' idea, I certainly can't! It's a wonderful idea.

tokazodo

FeGe_Cakes Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:29pm
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Ok mommachris..high five to you..here is the poem that goes with 'pennies from heaven" picture i found:

Pennies from Heaven I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground
But its not just a penny
This little coin Ive found

Found pennies come from heaven
Thats what my Grandpa told me
He said Angels toss them down
Oh how I loved that story

He said when an angel misses you
They toss a penny down
Sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of a frown

So dont pass by that penny
When youre feeling blue
It may be a Penny from Heaven
That an Angels tossed to you

FeGe_Cakes Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:35pm
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Originally Posted by ayerim979

Okay I only found these on google hope they some how inspire you. Okay maybe they wont but check em out .

I believe the little round cakes in the platter were cheesecakes.


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Thanks ayerim979!

mommachris Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 10:37pm
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I can't wait to see it.
Please post pictures!!

mommachris

tokazodo Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 1:39am
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Please tell me that I am not the only one old enough to remember this song?!
If you google Pennies From Heaven, you will find videos on youtube and more lyrics.
Now this song will be stuck in my head all evening!
Good luck with your cake!
(after all we all need a little background music as we're caking, right?!)

Every time it rains it rains
Pennies from heaven.
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven.
You'll find yor fortune falling
All over town.
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down.
Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers.
If you want the things you love
You must have showers.
So when you hear it thunder
Don't run under a tree.
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me

FeGe_Cakes Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 5:49am
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Sorry but I can say I don't think I heard of the song until I google'd it. Shame on me..I know.

ladij153 Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 6:15am
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Here is a link to a website that has molds for coins....a penny among them athough it may be too large for what you want? http://decoratethecake.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=SiliconeMolds&Sub=38&isThumbs=Yes&Thumbs=100
Good luck!!

hollyml Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 9:19pm
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Do you know the mom-to-be's religion? I would hesitate to use the "from heaven" idea if you don't. But of course that phrase *is* the first thing that comes to mind in connection with pennies and babies. icon_smile.gif

This is pretty funny:
http://www.mattandkyleandmatt.com/pennies-for-julia/
Round cake decorated to look like a big penny, stuffed full of real pennies. icon_lol.gif I doubt you'd want the shower guests choking on pennies, but you could certainly do a round cake like that with light purple flowers around it or something like that.

And this "spilling bag of coins" design is really cute:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KoBmJsJaOoY/TGJ1hSp7uOI/AAAAAAAACIo/bmpPnu1YDdQ/s400/pennies.jpg
This was a 60th birthday cake with 60 cents on the cake -- maybe you could adapt that somehow to make the pennies add up to the due date?

Holly

artscallion Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by tokazodo

Please tell me that I am not the only one old enough to remember this song?!




You're not the only one, tokazodo. I love that song and the movie of the same name from the 80s with Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters has a great version of the song...

http://tinyurl.com/5ulnldo

The song starts at about 1:20 after a short scene.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 10:45pm
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Originally Posted by hollyml

Do you know the mom-to-be's religion? I would hesitate to use the "from heaven" idea if you don't. But of course that phrase *is* the first thing that comes to mind in connection with pennies and babies. icon_smile.gif

Holly




Thanks hollyml! Actually the hostess is buying the cake so I was giving her the ideas since she would be purchasing the cake. She loved the pennies from heaven idea. icon_wink.gif

FeGe_Cakes Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 2:52am
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The cake order was delayed due to complications of the mother. But here is my "Pennies from Heaven" themed baby shower cake.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2165602

I used the baby mold from first impressions. The icing in lilac (hard to tell in the picture). The ribbon and bow are a mix of Chocolate Brown Fondant and Copper colored fondant. The ribbon and bow have a light dusting of copper luster dust. The pennies are copper colored fondant cut out one by one with a round tip. I then painted the pennies with copper luster dust.

Thanks for everyone with the ideas! The group loved it.

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