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Flannel Print Tool Cake, 2 tiers

post #1 of 9
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I am making a cake for a customer who has basically given me free reign. It's for a birthday party, with a tool theme. Everyone is wearing flannel and bringing tools for the birthday boy (man). The only request is that the cake have some kind of flannel print somewhere, with some tools.

 

So this is what I have come up with- just having trouble figuring out which tier should go on top!

 

The bottom tier will be a 10" square- fondant covered cake, painted and decorated to look like a wood block. Will have a gumpaste saw blade "cutting" into the side of this tier. Plan to have a fondant tape measure draped around the bottom, with a sign that says "Ben's Tools".

 

Top tier will be 8" round- red fondant covered, with flannel print painted onto the cake. Planned to create a "pocket" on the front of the tier that is holding a screwdriver or wrench.


My questions are- what should I put on top? A "30", for his age? Or, should I put the flannel tier on the bottom, pocket and all, and the wood tier on top? Obviously the flannel would now be the 10" and the wood would now be the 8". That way, I could make the "saw" the topper??

 

HELP! I have compiled a few ideas in my planner, but need just a bit of final direction. I will start making the tools on Monday, as the cake is due next Saturday.

post #2 of 9

if you put the wood on the top tier it could look like a log being cut

 

and you know how they can tell the age of the tree by those concentric circles showing in the cut log

 

and mark the thirty year old 'ring' or something like that

 

love the pocket & the flannel!

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post #3 of 9
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K8, thought you would want to see how it turned out! I followed your advice on ordering of tiers. It was a huge hit to my customer! She flipped.

post #4 of 9

wow that is cool

post #5 of 9

That's fantastic!

post #6 of 9

Awesome job!!!
 

post #7 of 9

you rocked it!!!

anytime you judge somebody and
you judge something that makes them happy 
that's your weakness speaking ~~ hilaria baldwin
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you judge something that makes them happy 
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post #8 of 9

You hit the nail right on the hammer!! Great job!! Love the saw on top of cake!!!
 

post #9 of 9

Great job!!thumbs_up.gif

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