doramoreno62 Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 9:01pm
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I need ideas for a cake for a gardener. Not the type you actually gardens (flowers, veggies) but for a man who cuts lawns for a living. It is a small 9" round and a very limited budget so no gumpaste lawnmowervor anything like that. Please help!

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CakeChemistry Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 9:19pm
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ADoes it need to say anything? You could pipe grass with a grass head and do it shorter/leave it bare and paintbrush/colouring stipple in the form of the words you are doing/numbers of his age etc? Bit of of a difficult one without a model on it! I'm not sure this makes sense but I know what I mean in my head!

CakeChemistry Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 9:21pm
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A[LIST] You could punch out a few blossoms to look like daisies/buttercups to break it up a bit?


JWinslow Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 10:14pm
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Along the lines of CakeChemistry - you could pipe your grass but have a single dandelion weed (grass humor).

CakeChemistry Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 10:49pm
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AOr a mole hill with Oreo soil?

as you wish Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 12:15am
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AI would probably make a rake and some hedge clippers out of fondant/gum paste. Even if it is more decoration than is technically required for what I charged I would find it easier to just make a quick couple of 3D tools like that than to try and come up with something else. :)

doramoreno62 Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 2:24am
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Thanks all! I think that by combining all the ideas given, I could make a great cake! Even making a simple rake and clippers, it's no big deal as they are simple to make and don't require too much time and materials.

Thanks again!

JWinslow Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 2:26am
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Glad we could help!  looking forward to pictures :)

coke Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 3:21am
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   Google images " grass cake "DSC_0003.JPGlots of Grass cakes, this one made me laugh.

doramoreno62 Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 5:50am

That is very cute! Will google right now, thanks!

debidehm Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 10:44am


doramoreno62 Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 12:29am

Thanks everyone for your ideas! Here is the finished cake. I was able to talk my customer into spending a few more $$ for the gumpaste decorations!





BatterUpCake Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 2:20am

Really cute!

JWinslow Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 3:48am

You did a great job.  I guess my dandelion got mowed down - LOL

Apti Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 3:59am

Adorable lawnmower cake.  Loved seeing all the idea photos and the final cake photo.

kazita Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 5:01am

AWhat a cute cake that ended up being!

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