To Do Or Not To Do...

Decorating By Jenna1588 Updated 9 Oct 2013 , 1:14pm by Jenna1588

Jenna1588 Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 9:57pm
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Hi :)


I've got an 18th birthday cake to make. Its gonna be 2 tier white fondant, with cadbury purple and diamonte ribbon with a diamonte 18 to stick in... somewhere! sprayed with lustre spray.. Its being left up to me what else goes on it.. I'm good with sorting what colours match but not arranging decorations.. So do I add something on the top or just put the 18 in it? Its gonna be sparkly and glitzy so  I don't wanna over do it but I don't want to disappoint. I was thinking about leaving the top plain and just having happy birthday name in purple fondant around the cake board.. Thoughts please? :)

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savannahquinn Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 10:09pm
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I'm with you, just put the 18 on top, some time less is more :)

cupcakemaker Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 10:20pm
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AI made sparkly numbers last week and was surprised how good they looked [IMG][/IMG]

Jenna1588 Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 11:25am
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That looks fab cupcakemaker. :)


savannah - Would you stand the number up or lay it down? Its the same as this.. 

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Was just thinking if its laid down, it makes the top look less plain.. Hmm x

CakeChemistry Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 12:15pm
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ACould you quilt the fondant on the top tier and stud it with jelly diamonds, and I would stand it up, give it a bit of height and look at bit more impressive?

Jenna1588 Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 12:19pm
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I've been instructed NOT to spend any more money! Boo. I've charged my auntie £40 for a 2 tier cake and she thinks that's expensive!

CakeChemistry Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 12:35pm
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AGet your mum or a cousin or something to say to her 'wow a two tier blingy cake for £40?????? You do realise the amount of time it will take her and how much a cake costs to make and also what it would cost in a shop? She must really love you to spend that much time and effort for you without any real payment!!'

Jenna1588 Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 12:42pm
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I've already told her that I haven't even earned £10 for myself after taking gas/electric/etc etc off! Oh and I'm having to make it on MY birthday! I know I've under charged a lot but this will be my first 2 tier and I wanted some experience without having to  make it at home for me to eat, if that makes sense? 


Is it easy to quilt? I've seen it but never done it, wouldn't know where to start! What about edible silver dragees?


Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it :)

CakeChemistry Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 1:11pm
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ATbh I've never done it, I assume you need to measure accurately to get your quilt lines accurate, it doesn't look that difficult! If she is adamant to only give you forty even though you have told her it's a pittance I'd use the opportunity to do as much on it as possible that I wanted to try!!!!!!!

Jenna1588 Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 1:14pm
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Yeah I totally agree, just don't want to over do it, its for my cousins 18th so I do want her to be happy with it, if it was for my auntie I'd be less bothered. She asked me if i was making any money out of doing it, not sure if she was hoping id say no or what but i said yeah, not a lot though! Bit pissed with her but don't want to lose out on being able to experiment and get some experience! x

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