Hi everyone!! While I can usually come up with a pretty good design by looking around online, I am really truly stuck on this cake request! My friend wants me to make her husbands birthday cake, and the three things she wants incorporated are: he loves their Bernese Mountain dog, he's a gun collector, and he loves the American flag. There will only be about 25 of us there, so I'm limited to a two tier max....or a sheet cake type style. Do you have any ideas on how I can incorporate those three things into one cake, and have it look good at the same time? ANY help will be greatly appreciated! I am really stuck on this one!
The only thing I can think of is to have a cake with a bernese mountain dog and a man standing beside him, or kneeled on one knee holding one of his guns and an american flag "flapping" behind them.
Thanks!! The more I think about this cake, the more I don't want to do it lol.....but I kind of already agreed to it! I was considering a 3d dog laying on the flag, but I'm not sure how I could fit the gun collecting into that. Do you think that a gun laying next to the dog would just look weird?
I was thinking the same thing, a man target shooting with the dog by his side with the flag as polarcake says, but I do not think is a good idea to put the dog figure on the "flag". Just my opinion.
It might look wierd to someone who doesn't love all three of those things....but it wouldn't to the husband- he would be glad to see his favorite things.
I agree it is hard to incorporate all those with a solid theme...how about doing one tier with a few guns either painted on it or laying around it, then the second tier like an american flag...then 3d dog on top - maybe out of rice krispie treats....
or a sheet cake in the shape of the flag ---then dog and guns on the board or on top?
I can't explain this one, so I'll show you...... I did this for a graduation a couple of years ago..... you can put each intrest of his on a different layer.......
Love it, love it, love it grama j - awesome idea!
THANKS DEBBYEE !!
Maybe not doing a literal flag. If you're doing a 2 tiered cake you could do the top tier in blue with white stars and the bottom tier with horizontal red and white stripes. put a 3-D dog on top and put fondant gun cutouts on the cake board
Thanks everyone for the great ideas....it gives me SOMETHING to go on because I literally had nothing!!