JPepper Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 11:30pm
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I'm a hobby baker and I was asked to make a cake for approx 30 people for a co-worker's going away luncheon. I do mostly wedding and character bday cakes and I'm totally drawing a blank design wise on what to do for this event. I work with buttercream only, but will do fondant accents. Does anyone have any suggestions on a design that would be fairly quick and easy as I will have to decorate in the evening after work for the next day.

 

Thanks :)

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ellavanilla Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 11:44pm
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this is a great opportunity to pick a tip that you want to get some practice with and go to town. I really like working with leaf tips and just "leafing" it up on a cake. But a rustic finish really looks nice too. If you're comfortable doing a statement flower, I think the rustic finish with one pretty flower is really impressive.

JPepper Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 12:56am
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 
 

this is a great opportunity to pick a tip that you want to get some practice with and go to town. I really like working with leaf tips and just "leafing" it up on a cake. But a rustic finish really looks nice too. If you're comfortable doing a statement flower, I think the rustic finish with one pretty flower is really impressive.

 

You have me intrigued with using a leaf tip to ice a cake....I've never thought of that!  Do you have a picture you can post so I can get a visual?  I do like using various tips to ice :)  I've made one gum paste flower before and it didnt turn out all that great, at least in my perfectionistic opinion...lol. I also just remembered that I ordered some new fondant cutters not long ago so I'll see what types of flowers I can make with them :)

Norasmom Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 12:58am
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The rosette cake is my favorite easy-to-do design!

JPepper Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 1:02am
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I've made TONS of rosette cakes this summer and was hoping to do something a little different :)

Norasmom Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:06am
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I love the leaf tip idea!

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