I had a friend die unexpectedly. We are going to have a small gathering for him and I have decided to make a cake. The problem is I have no ideas as to what I should do. I prefer to work with fondant.
Lovely idea. If he had a particular hobby e.g. fishing - base your theme on that.
Or, if he had favourite flowers, use those to decorate it.
I love the idea of cakes at memorials. All too often they are too plain and somber ... I always make my blueberry bundt cake...so often they call it my "wake cake" around here.
What I'd really like to make is a joyous cake...something breathtakingly beautiful to celebrate a life even when it's far too short.
Thanks for the replies. I do want to make it a "happy" cake. I thought about making it about something that he loved which was being on his boat. Unfortunately he died due to an explosion and fire on the boat so I really don't want to do a boat cake. I do now think that I have an idea as of what to do. I just need to think about it some more. I love the Yankee cake, but he was not into sports.