Help! Cake With Different Theme On Either Side!!

Decorating By ch5964 Updated 30 Jan 2014 , 3:16am by ch5964

ch5964 Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 1:37am
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Ok.. need some help with this one


Customer wants 2-3 tiered cake for twin 4 yr olds.


She wants 1 half to be Princess Bling; and the other half Jake and the Pirates.


She wants them to both have a "side"; so that when kids they are sitting in front of their cake; each one sees a different cake.  ( Hope that made sense)


My questions is how do I accomplish this without it looking a mess.


My first thought was to cover both tiers in Pink Buttercream; let it get really cold; then try to cover the other halves in Orange Buttercream ( customer's choice; not mine) without making a mess or having the colors bleed together.


ANY help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)


Thanks so much!



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johnbailey64 Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 1:50am
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AAirbrush maybe? One tier at a time. Then I think I'd place a line border of fondant or of some kind up the sides to divide it and polish the look. For the top i would place a half circle divider. Not sure what I'd use to make it, but each side could then have it's own topper that wouldn't be seen except on one side.

ch5964 Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 2:13am
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Hi John


Great idea for the airbrush; but don''t have one. She doesn't want fondant; but I will use your idea of separating the 2 sides with a thin strip of fondant to look cleaner and crisper.


Thank you :)



SPCOhio Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 2:32am
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AWell, this might be silly, but pearls are something that princesses and pirates have in common. Could you artfully drape fondant pearls at the seam where the pink and orange meet to hide the odd color mash up and work that into the design? I would steer this client towards a uniform base color to make it more cohesive, though. Both styles could be done well with a pretty light blue. For a topper, perhaps you could make a chair for a princess to sit in on one side and a pirate to rakishly sit in on the other?

SPCOhio Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 2:38am
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ch5964 Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 2:48am
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Hi SPCOhio


Tried to steer her in a different direction.. not The Girl wants Pink; and the Boy wants Orange( or this is what Mom wants :)


She also wants such a small top tier ( 6") but wants 4 candles on either side of the top tier for each child to blow out. Sooooo no topper going on on this one.


But the pearls are a wonderful idea! Bling for the Princess and Treasure for the Pirate.I like it!


I also love your cut in half cake; adorable! But without fondant will be a mess; and we have cost considerations on this one too.


Thanks again for your help



SPCOhio Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 2:58am
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AOh boy... A client with specific demands and budget constraints with an odd design. That's a toughie! Very best of luck to you!

ch5964 Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 3:16am
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Thanks SPCOhio.... I will need it ! LOL

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