Summer Cake Inspiration

Decorating By forjenns Updated 10 Jun 2013 , 11:14pm by SPCOhio

forjenns Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 4:44am
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AI was asked to make a summer theme cake for my cousin and her flight crew. We decided on strawberry & lemon for the cake about an 8". We talked about flip-flops & since I know Hawaii is one of her routes she likes the idea of hibiscus & plumeria however she didn't ask for a beach or Hawaii themed cake.

My ideas are bigger then the cake space I have. I have been digging around for some ideas but am not finding "that one inspiration". I thought maybe someone out there could help pull some of these ideas together.

When I think summer In Seattle (where we live) I think fresh berries, flowers, ice cream cones, beaches/water, butterflies. I would love to try a fondant ruffle cake, or the spatula technique but don't know how to pull it all together or make it all fit on either a square or round cake. See, too many ideas not enough cake. Thanks for the ideas!


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kakeladi Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 10:50pm
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Oh my you DO have too many ideas floating around to come up w/a nice finished cake :)

I think I'd stick to what you discussed w/the client - flip flops and a flower or two.

Yes, you live in a totally different area so that's why you picture the other things but it's what the customer wants that count more.

SPCOhio Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 11:14pm
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AI made a hibiscus cake for a friend recently with that sort of shabby chic spatula technique. (In my gallery.) It was a simple, but beautiful cake. I think if you concentrate on making really pristine hibiscus and/or plumeria, it will have a good dramatic effect with just these simple elements. Next time I do this cake, I'm going to really work hard on nailing the flowers and clean up my spatula technique a bit.

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