Hannahscakes Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 8:02pm
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AMy husbands cousin is going to be 17 and I have been asked to make him a simple cake for this weekend. The issue is I want to make it cooler than just simple and something that will make him feel special. The reason being is his mom ran off with some guy to another state a few months ago and he was just neglected and feels really unloved :( i asked what he likes and he said he didn't know not really anything and that his favorite color is orange. Hm... I need ideas! Some cool icing design or something that will say wow this isn't just a sloppy simple smooth buttercream cake. Anything?? TIA!

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as you wish Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 8:40pm
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AI made this cake for a friend's daughter. If you omit the roses and put stars or polka dots on it might work. [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3053447/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

BatterUpCake Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 8:53pm
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My husbands cousin is going to be 17 and I have been asked to make him a simple cake for this weekend. The issue is I want to make it cooler than just simple and something that will make him feel special. The reason being is his mom ran off with some guy to another state a few months ago and he was just neglected and feels really unloved icon_sad.gif i asked what he likes and he said he didn't know not really anything and that his favorite color is orange. Hm... I need ideas! Some cool icing design or something that will say wow this isn't just a sloppy simple smooth buttercream cake. Anything?? TIA!

if he is 17 he may like motorcycles. You could do a Harley Davidson theme using the orange

DaLush Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 9:08pm
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 Sorry to hear about his unfortunate circumstance being so young too. :(  I did a cake a while ago before I started taking pictures and it was for a 16th birthday(boy)

It was smoothed buttercream(dark royal blue) with a rough cut crown(fondant in gold) and in bold letters it said KING 16 with small fondant diamonds(dark purple) around it... sorry no pic.... HTH Good Luck!

as you wish Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 9:18pm
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AOh, I just had an idea! You could use a ball pan and make a cake that looks like an orange! :D

Smckinney07 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 9:55pm
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AYou must know some of his interests, perhaps your husband will. I am also sorry to hear about the circumstances but it's super sweet that you want to make him something extra special. I'm sure he will appreciate anything you do! I tend to over think things like this, he's seventeen and a boy hmmmm I'm sure he has a favorite sports team (maybe the state he lives in, their sports team or local if he plays sports). You could make a cake with a collage of things he likes or things he's done over the years, awards he's won, music he likes, you could make a boy on top out of fondant/modeling choc and add cd's, a car, school books. There's so many ways you can go with this cake! In my experience all boys enjoy sports, Nintendo (I call them all Nintendo b/c I'm not that hip lol), computer games, music, cars...pick one or several!

Hannahscakes Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 2:12pm
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AThank you for your suggestions!! I've decided to just carve a numbers cake-17 out of 2 quarter sheets.( pray for me). And then just do his name underneath in cupcakes. wish me luck!

theresaf Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 2:19pm
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That sounds very nice - I'm  sure he will appreciate it!  When i doubt I cover my cakes in M&M's - rainbow, solids, whatever design!  Who doesn't like an M&M?  If you're not sure how to cover the "17", maybe a candy coating might interest him!  Enjoy!

Theresa

as you wish Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 2:26pm
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Thank you for your suggestions!! I've decided to just carve a numbers cake-17 out of 2 quarter sheets.( pray for me). And then just do his name underneath in cupcakes. wish me luck!

Great idea! I bet he'll love it!

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