Smash Cakery Posted 2 Feb 2013 , 4:43am
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I am making a cake for a customer who has basically given me free reign. It's for a birthday party, with a tool theme. Everyone is wearing flannel and bringing tools for the birthday boy (man). The only request is that the cake have some kind of flannel print somewhere, with some tools.

 

So this is what I have come up with- just having trouble figuring out which tier should go on top!

 

The bottom tier will be a 10" square- fondant covered cake, painted and decorated to look like a wood block. Will have a gumpaste saw blade "cutting" into the side of this tier. Plan to have a fondant tape measure draped around the bottom, with a sign that says "Ben's Tools".

 

Top tier will be 8" round- red fondant covered, with flannel print painted onto the cake. Planned to create a "pocket" on the front of the tier that is holding a screwdriver or wrench.


My questions are- what should I put on top? A "30", for his age? Or, should I put the flannel tier on the bottom, pocket and all, and the wood tier on top? Obviously the flannel would now be the 10" and the wood would now be the 8". That way, I could make the "saw" the topper??

 

HELP! I have compiled a few ideas in my planner, but need just a bit of final direction. I will start making the tools on Monday, as the cake is due next Saturday.

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-K8memphis Posted 3 Feb 2013 , 12:14am
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if you put the wood on the top tier it could look like a log being cut

 

and you know how they can tell the age of the tree by those concentric circles showing in the cut log

 

and mark the thirty year old 'ring' or something like that

 

love the pocket & the flannel!

Smash Cakery Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 2:19am
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K8, thought you would want to see how it turned out! I followed your advice on ordering of tiers. It was a huge hit to my customer! She flipped.

Izzy Sweet Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 2:44am
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wow that is cool

jennicake Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 10:19pm
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That's fantastic!

sammie192 Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 10:42pm
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Awesome job!!!
 

-K8memphis Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 11:27pm
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you rocked it!!!

remnant3333 Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 11:33pm
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You hit the nail right on the hammer!! Great job!! Love the saw on top of cake!!!
 

AllaMarie Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 12:04am
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Great job!!thumbs_up.gif

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