Need Inspiration For An Australian Themed Cake....

Decorating By Faradaye Updated 10 Jan 2014 , 11:04am by scrumdiddlycakes

Faradaye Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 9:50pm
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January 26th is Australia Day here in Oz.  I am catching up with some friends for a BBQ, and want to make a suitably themed cake.

 

I am stuck for ideas.

 

Our national colors are green and gold - a hideous combination I want to steer clear of.

 

I would love to do the Sydney Opera House from RKT, but I think that is far beyond my skill level.

 

My other idea was to make a gumpaste coolibah tree, and create a billabong, and instead of a swagman, I could make a cute bunyip napping under the tree.

 

Please - any other ideas - throw them my way!

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MBalaska Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 10:11pm
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Opals......lots and lots of spectacular Opals.

That's what I think of when Australia comes to mind.

klivengood Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 12:06am
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ADrop bears!

AZCouture Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 12:07am
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AYes, drop bears for sure!

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 12:08am
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C'mon you are an Aussie!

Summer + BBQ=  what???    bloody FLIES!!!!!

A giant blowie!   hahaha  - I wish I could dig out my OLD OLD OLD cake pics - I could post you a pic


Not your cup of tea????     The old Aussie Flag thong/s

Google Image has 1,000s of ideas to choose from

Annabakescakes Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 12:09am
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LOL! I like green and gold together. Like an Emerald ring. With opals. LOVE opals!

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 12:10am
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Drop bears!


LOL......    although probably LOST on Aussies

Drop Bears only attack 'tourists'

IowaBaker Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 12:16am
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Golden syrup is not common in most of the US. I've read it is there.

 

There are very few marsupials in other parts of the world. Maybe a koala or kangaroo?

 

The most uniquely Australian musical instrument I can think of is the didgeridoo. I think it's fascinating and beautiful.

AZCouture Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 1:34am
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AThere's a dude that plays one in Balboa Park in San Diego. It's so cool to listen to. Just stand there for a bit and listen.

Faradaye Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 2:40am
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ACripes Applegum! I don't think I could serve a giant blowfly with a straight face! I'm sure there will be plenty of the real ones in attendance.

Drop bears I hadn't thought of. I could have one coming out of the coolabah tree onto the unsuspecting bunyip.

My other idea was to replicate the big banana, big pineapple and big prawn with RKT. But how to stop it from being tacky?

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 3:27am
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Originally Posted by Faradaye 

Cripes Applegum! I don't think I could serve a giant blowfly with a straight face! I'm sure there will be plenty of the real ones in attendance.

Drop bears I hadn't thought of. I could have one coming out of the coolabah tree onto the unsuspecting bunyip.

My other idea was to replicate the big banana, big pineapple and big prawn with RKT. But how to stop it from being tacky?


Steer clear of tacky......     THIS is what I meant with the Aussie Thong theme

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 3:36am
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AI was picturing something quite different when you suggested an Australian flag thong...

MBalaska Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 3:41am
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Originally Posted by ApplegumPam 

Steer clear of tacky......     THIS is what I meant with the Aussie Thong theme

 

That is a major WOW.  Although a thong on 'Thor' Chris Hemsworth would be good also.

bubs1stbirthday Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 4:37am
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Hahaha this is a lot of fun to read - funny how the rest of the world views Good old Australia - drop bears and opals. I do like the idea of the Fly - especially this year, the rotten things are terrible! What about a flock of sheep getting rounded up by a kelpie on your cake.

 

I will be following this post with much enjoyment and amusement :-)

bubs1stbirthday Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 4:57am
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Sorry - I don't know how to edit my post so I will have to add this as a new post, what about an outdoor toilet with red backs and snakes hanging out on it.

kiwimiriam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 5:11am
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I like the jandal idea

You could also do a surfboard, or BBQ (there's one in the planet cake book)

When I think of Aussie I think of the sun and surfing.

 

Also..what's a 'drop bear'

Faradaye Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 6:00am
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I like the jandal idea You could also do a surfboard, or BBQ (there's one in the planet cake book) When I think of Aussie I think of the sun and surfing.

Also..what's a 'drop bear'

I believe a drop bear is a dangerous animal that drops out of a tree and onto the head of an unsuspecting person. Usually a tourist.

My father has suggested I make an Eski out of cake. I'm quite taken with this idea. The thongs are very well executed, but not exactly what I had in mind. The outdoor dunny is a great suggestion too.

cazza1 Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 6:02am
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What about a backyard with a cricket playing kangaroo.  I can't believe the number of overseas tourists who think that kangaroos just wander around the street like stray dogs.

 

What is a drop bear.  It's obviously not Australian.

 

Or a Blinky Bill dressed in an Aussie flag t.shirt.

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 6:25am
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Originally Posted by Faradaye 
 
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Originally Posted by kiwimiriam 

I like the jandal idea
You could also do a surfboard, or BBQ (there's one in the planet cake book)
When I think of Aussie I think of the sun and surfing.

Also..what's a 'drop bear'

I believe a drop bear is a dangerous animal that drops out of a tree and onto the head of an unsuspecting person. Usually a tourist.

My father has suggested I make an Eski out of cake. I'm quite taken with this idea. The thongs are very well executed, but not exactly what I had in mind. The outdoor dunny is a great suggestion too.




An Esky !!   yep!   NOT a chilly bin, NOT a cooler......  a fair dinkum Aussie Esky and don't fill it with that crap beer we save for tourists either.

LOL - scrumdiddly.....   Aussie thong is the rubber kind.... although the plain old daggy ones are being phased out as the 'Havianna' brand takes hold.
We'd rather have the thin bit between our TOES than between our CHEEKS!! hahahahaha

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 6:31am
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Originally Posted by cazza1 
 

What about a backyard with a cricket playing kangaroo.  I can't believe the number of overseas tourists who think that kangaroos just wander around the street like stray dogs.

 

What is a drop bear.  It's obviously not Australian.

 

Or a Blinky Bill dressed in an Aussie flag t.shirt.


hahaha - Drop bears must onlly inhabit the East Coast...... (more tourists!)



Or they were killed by sharks while surfing in WA  :P

 

JWinslow Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 7:10am
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I am certainly no expert but I gotta tell you that if you don't have a kangaroo in there, I will be very disappointed - lol

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 7:18am
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nah.... roos are pests! LOL    we EAT them now


hahahahahaha - sitting back waiting for the uproar   :P

JWinslow Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 7:35am
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But, but, ApplegumPam.  You don't have to eat them all.  Save one for dessert :lol:

IAmPamCakes Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 7:40am
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A*gasp* You EAT kangaroos???!!!

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 9:04am
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Originally Posted by IAmPamCakes 

*gasp* You EAT kangaroos???!!!


haha - don't worry - it will NEVER take off in America....  very little fat - no transfat - no chemicals - no growth hormones..... OMG!  OMG OMG

http://www.macromeats-gourmetgame.com.au/

Faradaye Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 9:48am
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AKangaroo is totally delish!

So many wonderful ideas. Sadly, I am no experienced pro when it comes to cake decorating, and I am doubting my ability to actually pull any of these off.

(Pull them off. Hahahahaha! Oops. Apologies. I just went all Calvin Cunnington for a moment).

cazza1 Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 11:19am
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I want one of those drop bears for next Christmas.  I am sure I could put it to good use here on the West Coast.

 

And YEP we eat kangaroos.  It's mainly people from overseas that kick up a stink about us eating one of the animals on our national emblem.  They reach plague proportions in some spots and you should hear the carry on (mainly from city folk who don't have to deal with the problems they can cause) when a cull is suggested.  It would be much more sensible to just eat them.

ApplegumPam Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 11:52am
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Originally Posted by Faradaye 

Kangaroo is totally delish!

So many wonderful ideas. Sadly, I am no experienced pro when it comes to cake decorating, and I am doubting my ability to actually pull any of these off.

(Pull them off. Hahahahaha! Oops. Apologies. I just went all Calvin Cunnington for a moment).


Just do a big Australia shaped pav!   there won't be ANY complaints

carmijok Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 2:53pm
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So what do kangaroos taste like?

(let me guess...chicken?)

 

BTW, I'm loving all the Aussie slang.  It's like reading an excerpt from a Crocodile Dundee movie! 

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