johnson6ofus Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 7:37pm
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Outta my comfort zone here. Anyone with a 7 year old boy who could clue me in to a few suggestions?

 

Actually, I am a Wilton instructor, and a student asked (BEGINNER!), so simple is a key....

 

Gotta love them--- one class and they are ready to do a cake.... Oh, and not just the stars over the character cake either....lol.

 

Help? Thoughts?

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 7:40pm
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Trains? Planes? Trucks?

tawnyadee Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 7:43pm
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AMy 7-year-old boy likes Skylanders, Xbox, nerf/airsoft guns, fishing, skateboarding. I'm not sure how those ideas would translate into a simple cake though but hopefully it'll give you an idea of what some boys like.

johnson6ofus Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 7:46pm
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thanks... just looking for what's "new"... raised 4 sons, but "baby" will be 23 next week.... so I am "out" of it, for sure.

 

I am really at a loss.... and have no idea what she may think is "good". I tried the Disney "Cars" wilton character pan...."no".

FunFunkyFondant Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 8:18pm
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I've recently made a few for boys around age - pirates are always good, or what about Sonic? Or Angry Birds is something all the kids play. Here are some I made hope they inspire something for you to make for the little boy.

 

 

 

LizzieAylett Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 8:56pm
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What about dinosaurs?  It could be as simple or as complex as you want with them.
 

johnson6ofus Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 12:21am
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thanks... didn't know kids liked angry birds.... who knew?
 

Kathy1109 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 12:28am
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Angry Birds, Mario Cart, Lego, Hot Wheels

jiya11 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 12:43am
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AMy boy is into Minecraft!!

RedInLove Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 2:01am

AMy 11yo and 14yo nephews love Minecraft, been playing that for a couple years now. Legos is another big one they both still play with. The oldest was super into Thomas the Train as a toddler up until about 10yo or so.

suzannem5 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 9:34am

My baby was 7 last month and we went for a pirate theme - I made two cakes, one to take into school and the other for his party.  Both relatively simple and the treasure chest can be filled with bought sweets!

 

remnant3333 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 9:39am

Suzannem5, you did a terrific job on the treasure chest and the pirate!!! I bet your little boy loved these, especially with all the treats in the treasure chest as an added bonus!!! Great job!!!!
 

suzannem5 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 1:25pm
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Suzannem5, you did a terrific job on the treasure chest and the pirate!!! I bet your little boy loved these, especially with all the treats in the treasure chest as an added bonus!!! Great job!!!!
 


Thank you - yes, the candy necklaces and chocolate coins were first to go!

cakealicious7 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 2:30pm

AHow about Spiderman,Batman,Transformers? Any kind of comic book character- Suzannem5 great cakes!!

johnson6ofus Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 2:46pm

Cute, cute, cute. Wish I had bought those gold coins chocolate at half price last week....lol.

Embles Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 2:52pm

AI have a 7 year old and he has had lego batman, spongebob and is after skylanders, mario or anything starwaes based

Apti Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 4:11pm
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Originally Posted by johnson6ofus 

Outta my comfort zone here. Anyone with a 7 year old boy who could clue me in to a few suggestions?

 

Actually, I am a Wilton instructor, and a student asked (BEGINNER!), so simple is a key....

 

Gotta love them--- one class and they are ready to do a cake.... Oh, and not just the stars over the character cake either....lol.

 

Help? Thoughts?


This is a link to a monster truck cake made for my nephew.  The cake in the photograph is a 12" square chocolate, with the "cake dome scraps" used to create the "jumps".   Your beginning student could make any shape or size of cake, and make the "jumps" out of cupcakes or scraps.    My nephew was 10 at the time the cake was made, and the "Monster Truck Mud Jam with cars getting crushed" was all his idea.  Kids LOVE toys on their cakes!    I made the black and white signs by printing, taping to cardstock, then toothpicks, then using a black Sharpie to make the black and white squares.

http://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/99

http://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/99#91

 

(For the parking lot, I just used an oversize cardboard cake board cut out of clean cardboard.  The birthday boy  let each of his party guests pick a car to keep as a party favor.)

johnson6ofus Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:52pm

Thanks Apti!!!! That's the idea..... something "boy" that is technically easy.Perfect! I think I can get my student to recreate that with her limited skills and still be super cute and fun for the kiddos....thumbs_up.gif

Apti Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 2:13am

You and your student are most welcome! 

 

I made that cake  7 months after my first Wilton course at Michael's.  (I took all 4 WM courses and loved them.)  The birthday boy (my nephew) was trying his darnedest to stump me with a very detailed cake design request.

 

When I brought out the cake at the park, I told him, "HA! I laugh at your detailed cake request!"

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