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Well in my defense, the cake was the clients idea, lol! I am making an Aztec pyramid for a girls birthday and its really not what I am used to making. I enjoy making fun, frilly, pretty cakes...but this one is so drab and cold-looking. I wanted to add something to it but not sure what? Maybe flowers? I can't add anything that is not easily removable just in case the client doesn't like it however, I just feel this cake needs something to perk it up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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pictures?

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It's hard to advise without a picture. I don't think I'd add flowers to it though, not if they want an accurate portrayal of the pyramid. A background can look nice if done well but it's hard to tell.
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Here is a picture of an Aztec pyramid, the cake will hopefully look similar. I am just starting to put the cake together so no pic yet. Since it is for a girls birthday, I was hoping to add a feminine touch. Thanks!


http://aztecsite.webs.com/photos/undefined/aztec-pyramid-1.jpg
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If the girl asked for an Aztec pyramid for her birthday cake I'm guessing a "feminine touch" is not the look she's going for. Some green grass or vines might add dimension but maybe girlie is not this girl's thing!
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If the girl asked for an Aztec pyramid for her birthday cake I'm guessing a "feminine touch" is not the look she's going for. Some green grass or vines might add dimension but maybe girlie is not this girl's thing!

agree, also, talk any ideas over with your client

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post #8 of 28

Assuming the customer is OK with it, you could try incorporating some Aztec symbols, such as the one below which is a flower symbol (google Aztec symbols for more ideas).

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post #9 of 28
Well what colors are you going to be doing? You can do gold with hints of pink and that would give it a girly touch unless she doesn't like the color pink lol
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post #10 of 28
If I'm not mistaken that is the Myan pyramid at Chichen Itza. Maybe some Myan symbols or relics could add some "flavor" to the cake board.
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i agree with sassy sometimes your going to have requests that fall out of what you personally like. just consider this cake a learning project something to get you out of your comfort zone and remember the only thing that matters is if the clients love the cake you make!!
 

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I know what the pyramid looks like, that's why I said if they wanted an accurate portrayal of the cake adding flowers might not be a good idea. Maybe a background with the sun and clouds. I wasn't trying to be mean its just not a girly cake-I think bows, flowers, things like that when I hear girly. I obviously don't know your customer, you do.
I'd just try to focus on details and shading-that's just me icon_smile.gif

I can understand how it could feel unfinished to you though
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I've seen it too, and there's nothing right around it but some grass and a few trees (trees not close to it). It was 103 degrees F. My travel companion had a chocolate bar in her pocket.Oh dear.

 

I think Mayan symbols in color on the board around the pyramid would be good.

https://www.google.com/search?q=aztec&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=qE0SUsLoEoHF2AXCyoGoAw&ved=0CEIQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=585#fp=9d7ce406ce300ab6&q=mayan+symbols&tbm=isch&imgdii=_

 

I'd stay away from the chacmool (look it up if you want) as that is the place where the Mayans placed the still-beating heart after they ripped it out of the chest of the human sacrifice. Ick. Not very feminine birthday-ish.

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I've seen it too, and there's nothing right around it but some grass and a few trees (trees not close to it). It was 103 degrees F. My travel companion had a chocolate bar in her pocket.Oh dear.

I think Mayan symbols in color on the board around the pyramid would be good.
https://www.google.com/search?q=aztec&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=qE0SUsLoEoHF2AXCyoGoAw&ved=0CEIQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=585#fp=9d7ce406ce300ab6&q=mayan+symbols&tbm=isch&imgdii=_

I'd stay away from the chacmool (look it up if you want) as that is the place where the Mayans placed the still-beating heart after they ripped it out of the chest of the human sacrifice. Ick. Not very feminine birthday-ish.

That would be a cool way to add some detail. Melted chocolate, yuck, what a mess lol
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On this page:

http://www.chichen-itza.co.uk/

 

It explains the serpent of the pyramid - on the equinoxes, it looks like a serpent is slithering down the side of the pyramid. For whimsey, you could give the serpent head at the bottom a little red tongue or something. icon_smile.gif

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