100Th Birthday, A Gentleman And What Flower Should I Choose....

Decorating By kausha Updated 17 Jun 2014 , 8:54pm by kakeladi

kausha Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 10:27am
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AHi all,

I just got an order for a simple cake for more or less 20 people. Its a gentleman's 100th birthday and what an honor for me . And it's my first ever order, which. I would be paid for :grin:

It would be of two layers, vanilla and chocolate sandwiched with buttercream and frosted with buttercream outside(basket-weave) and on top with a sheet cake , i will cut out a big shape "100" and frost it.

Am confused as of what type of fondant flower i should make, if it was a lady, i have thousands of ideas, since its a male..i was thinking of sunflowers or maybe golden roses just put here and there. OR any other ideas ???

Thanks in advance

PS: am not a professional cake maker ^__^ but love learning and trying....!

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-K8memphis Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 1:09pm
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i think with the 100 and the basket weave you have enough going on already--i think i'd do some small signs that say best wishes so it's a basket full of best wishes and maybe just do some very simple understated blossoms dotted around as a filler--

 

(don't do daisies ;)

kausha Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 3:56pm
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AHi k8memphis !!!!

Its you who saves me most of the time ;-D i wanted the base color to be off white or pale yellow. The basket weave the same, the border very light blue and the number 100 , either yellow outlined or filled. Am confused with the best wishes and it has to be in Italian LOL... Guess iI have to leave that idea :( even though its pretty cute... And when you say understated blossoms, its like cherry blossoms right ? ( no , will not even dream of putting daisies LOL ) you meant on the basket weave or just on the bottom borders.

When I said flowers, i wanted to just add about 3 small ones and one medium sized on top... Too girlish ?

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 4:54pm
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i'm picturing a basket weave cake with a 3-d 100 on top made out of cake yes? to me the 100 is the star and is elevated higher than the top of the basket so you want a basket full of something though -- and you already have a 100 --that's two centerpiece creations already so any thing else should be incidental -- just filler -- i'd pipe drop flowers or just make one cut out blossom flowers like individual hydrangeas-- just one cut and done--

 

this is only for 20 people so edit edit edit

 

i think chocolate roses can be very masculine in the right setting with scroll work but that's a different direction than you're going w/the basket weave

kausha Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 7:43pm
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AThank you again! and thank you got the advices. .. Yes, you are correct in picturing the cake ;)....

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 7:46pm
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oh duh on me--small blossoms like your avatar -- only probably not pink ;)

 

you are welcome! best to you

kakeladi Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 8:54pm
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For men's cakes I usually used bachelor buttons.  They are very, very easy to make in b'cream but I've never tried them in gp. 

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