Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Customer wants inside of cake to look like Jamaican flag-help!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Customer wants inside of cake to look like Jamaican flag-help!!

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

I just got an email from a customer that wants to order a groom cake for his wedding and wanted the inside of the cake to look like the Jamaican flag.  I am attaching the picture he sent to show you want he means.  I have no idea how to go about doing this.  I have seen the pans that have hearts or Christmas trees on the inside of the cake but this design is much more complicated.  If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  Thank.

post #2 of 32

Well if you are allowed to use golden yellow icing, then the rest should be easy to test.

 

But make sure you quote a proper price for testing this project. Like at least six cakes worth and extra time.

post #3 of 32

If you Google it, you'll get this article - http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120524/cook/cook7.html - (I was curious). It's actually 3 cakes in 1 that this woman carved. She says it took her 4 tries. HTH.

post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 

I like the idea about the yellow icing.  I took a look at the article and I just found her website and sent her an email asking if she would explain it so hopefully she will respond back.

post #5 of 32
Thread Starter 

So I sent an email to the woman that originally made the cake because the page that has the picture on it says if you require additional information on the cake to send a message.  I just got an email back saying "All I can say is stay tuned for the book coming out very soon".  I get not wanting to give out her secret about a cake she made up, of course she's in Jamaica and I'm in Texas so its not like I would be using it any other time but if you say something about being willing to answer more questions about the cake I would assume you would do just that. 

post #6 of 32

I think it's fairly easy to work out how she did it, actually doing it won't be!

 

I'd say its the black cake carved into a larger and smaller circle, then each circle carved into a diamond shape on one side, then a green cake cut in to two layers, and carved the same way but the top and bottom instead of the side. 

elsewhere.
Reply
elsewhere.
Reply
post #7 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

I think it's fairly easy to work out how she did it, actually doing it won't be!

 

I'd say its the black cake carved into a larger and smaller circle, then each circle carved into a diamond shape on one side, then a green cake cut in to two layers, and carved the same way but the top and bottom instead of the side. 


I think you are pretty close kikiandkyle, I think she might have used green triangles stacked on the to points like an X inside black cake batter, cant figure out the yellow part, here is link to a site, they said they use chocolate cake mix with Duff's Black gel color added.  Hope you figure it out.

 

http://once-upon-a-pedestal.blogspot.com/2012/05/twice-baked-cake-or-more-hidden-shapes.html

"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

By a very smart 6 yr old

Reply

"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

By a very smart 6 yr old

Reply
post #8 of 32

She said its three cakes - dark chocolate, green velvet and cheesecake, so I assume the yellow part is the cheesecake (so I'd use frosting instead), maybe she baked it all solid with the cheesecake, or maybe it's the non-bake kind? I don't know. A lot of work though! 

elsewhere.
Reply
elsewhere.
Reply
post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

She said its three cakes - dark chocolate, green velvet and cheesecake, so I assume the yellow part is the cheesecake (so I'd use frosting instead), maybe she baked it all solid with the cheesecake, or maybe it's the non-bake kind? I don't know. A lot of work though! 


IKR. Well it sure twisted my noodle for a bit, and I love puzzles but I am stumped.

 

Good luck reginaherrin.

"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

By a very smart 6 yr old

Reply

"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

By a very smart 6 yr old

Reply
post #10 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by reginaherrin View Post

I just got an email from a customer that wants to order a groom cake for his wedding and wanted the inside of the cake to look like the Jamaican flag.  I am attaching the picture he sent to show you want he means.  I have no idea how to go about doing this.  I have seen the pans that have hearts or Christmas trees on the inside of the cake but this design is much more complicated.  If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  Thank.

Hi! I'm currently working on this cake for a wedding in June. I too contacted Sage Delights and she would not give me an answer. I have figured it out from asking to another decorator that is in Florida (I am in Canada) the trick is several cone shaped circles carved into both layers of the cake so that you get half a triangle. Line the cone circles with cream cheese and then add the green cake.
post #11 of 32
And you have to use cheesecake not icing. Icing will not hold the triangle shape
post #12 of 32

Did it work? If it did could you do a diagram of the cut-outs? Please?

post #13 of 32
Thread Starter 

*

This is a picture I got from the groom.  It wasn't 100% perfect but it was close and he loved it.  I will NEVER be making anything like this again and especially in a bigger size like this was.  A smaller cake would have been easier but still it sucks having to pretty much cut and paste the cake together and hope it worked in the end. 

post #14 of 32

Thanks. This I can do. It doesn't look too bad at all. Did you figure out how to make a circular one?

post #15 of 32

Regina, I am Jamaican and can tell you how to do this cake.  You don't need no darn book.  I'm not sure if you've already done it so let me know if you still need help.

More cake please!

Reply

More cake please!

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Customer wants inside of cake to look like Jamaican flag-help!!