My brother in law and his fiancée are getting married in December and are having some pre-wedding family celebrations. I am a hobby baker and fancy learning some new skills and making a cake for one of these get-togethers.
I have been told that their nickname for each other is Botty! (a slang/baby term for bottom/butt).
I was thinking of doing a his and hers butt cake. Here's my rough sketch.
His side will be a blue check chocolate transfer boxer short. Her side will be a black lace chocolate transfer thing.
What do you think? Everyone who is going has a good sense of humour and won't be offended, but do you think it looks odd? I can't find a similar picture anywhere online and am a bit nervous of making something up out of my own imagination.
I thin k being creative and coming up with your own ideas is what truly makes a good baker/cake decorator. I think it's a fun design and an interesting idea. It's your family so you have to be the judge if you think it's appropriate or not. My brother got engaged and i am making a classy engagement cake for them. I'm doing a square cake with a fondant box on top with an edible ring inside. That is a completely different angle. As far as you design goes, don't be afraid to take a risk. It's a good design and i'm sure it will make for good memories.
ABotty or booty?
AWouldn't that be indistinguishable from "body" when said aloud?
Booty can also be a big bunch of gifts or items. Just thinking out loud.
AI'm in the uk, so it's botty. It's a more babyish word than booty. It does sound different from body if you say it in an English accent but I can see how it would sound similar in a US accent.
Theicingartist - thanks for the encouragement. It's definitely not a classy cake! Your's sounds lovely but I don't think my skills are good enough to do a classy cake. I've only done novelty ones so far.
LOL - no... we enunciate the letter 't' more than in the US I think.
Found this.... how much random stuff is there on the internet?
Is it wrong that I giggled like a mad thing when I played the first of those pronunciation things :p
And I'm Aussie, so understand the English accent, but still found it hugely funny :D
I think the idea of the Botty cake is witty and in keeping with their pet name, but I would clear it with one of them first, just to be sure that they are OK with their 'pet name" for each other being so ... erm... out there :p
If you think it looks odd...it might be nice to do 2 full 'bottoms' side by side....perhaps with arms linked around. More work...but just another angle.
AI like that idea RosieCakeDiva. I don't want to make the cake too big so I could do the 4 buttocks in 3 inch hemisphere tins on 2 x 6 inch square cakes. Any idea how I would carve the arms and hands out if cake or would you make them out of solid fondant/modelling chocolate?
Well at that size (I'm now imagining buttock size lol) I think you gould get away with fondant. You might want to be really cheeky (excuse the pun!) and have a male hand on a female buttock. The whole cake is pretty cheeky anyway.
Oooooh ohhhh....and wedding rings on the fingers?
AI'm quite disturbed by the thought of carving my brother in laws buttocks!
technically it's just one buttock or one half buttocks maybe--
but carving it yes disturbing, making underwear for it worse, carving, serving, eating oh my
op, i'm glad your family has a great sense of humor ;)