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His and hers butt cake. Does this look like a good idea?

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My brother in law and his fiancée are getting married in December and are having some pre-wedding family celebrations. I am a hobby baker and fancy learning some new skills and making a cake for one of these get-togethers.

 

I have been told that their nickname for each other is Botty! (a slang/baby term for bottom/butt).

 

I was thinking of doing a his and hers butt cake. Here's my rough sketch.

 

His side will be a blue check chocolate transfer boxer short. Her side will be a black lace chocolate transfer thing.

 

What do you think? Everyone who is going has a good sense of humour and won't be offended, but do you think it looks odd? I can't find a similar picture anywhere online and am a bit nervous of making something up out of my own imagination.

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I thin k being creative and coming up with your own ideas is what truly makes a good baker/cake decorator.  I think it's a fun design and an interesting idea.  It's your family so you have to be the judge if you think it's appropriate or not.  My brother got engaged and i am making a classy engagement cake for them.  I'm doing a square cake with a fondant box on top with an edible ring inside.  That is a completely different angle.  As far as you design goes, don't be afraid to take a risk.  It's a good design and i'm sure it will make for good memories. 

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post #3 of 17
Botty or booty?
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Botty or booty?


Depending on where the OP is from....  in the UK, a bottom/bum can be known as your botty (as in, shortened version of bottom).

 

:smile:

 

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post #5 of 17
Wouldn't that be indistinguishable from "body" when said aloud?
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post #6 of 17

Booty can also be a big bunch of gifts or items.  Just thinking out loud.

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Wouldn't that be indistinguishable from "body" when said aloud?
yes, yes it would. Maybe say it with an accent? Lol!
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post #8 of 17
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I'm in the uk, so it's botty. It's a more babyish word than booty. It does sound different from body if you say it in an English accent but I can see how it would sound similar in a US accent.

Theicingartist - thanks for the encouragement. It's definitely not a classy cake! Your's sounds lovely but I don't think my skills are good enough to do a classy cake. I've only done novelty ones so far.
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Wouldn't that be indistinguishable from "body" when said aloud?


LOL - no...  we enunciate the letter 't' more than in the US I think.

 

Found this....  how much random stuff is there on the internet?

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=bottoms&submit=Submit

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=botty

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post #10 of 17

Is it wrong that I giggled like a mad thing when I played the first of those pronunciation things :p

 

And I'm Aussie, so understand the English accent, but still found it hugely funny :D

 

Bottoms! hehehehehe

 

 

 

I think the idea of the Botty cake is witty and in keeping with their pet name, but I would clear it with one of them first, just to be sure that they are OK with their 'pet name" for each other being so ... erm... out there :p

post #11 of 17

If you think it looks odd...it might be nice to do 2 full 'bottoms' side by side....perhaps with arms linked around. More work...but just another angle.

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I like that idea RosieCakeDiva. I don't want to make the cake too big so I could do the 4 buttocks in 3 inch hemisphere tins on 2 x 6 inch square cakes.
Any idea how I would carve the arms and hands out if cake or would you make them out of solid fondant/modelling chocolate?
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Well at that size (I'm now imagining buttock size lol) I think you gould get away with fondant. You might want to be really cheeky (excuse the pun!) and have a male hand on a female buttock. The whole cake is pretty cheeky anyway.

Oooooh ohhhh....and wedding rings on the fingers?

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I'm quite disturbed by the thought of carving my brother in laws buttocks!
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I'm quite disturbed by the thought of carving my brother in laws buttocks!

 

 

technically it's just one buttock or one half buttocks maybe--

 

but carving it yes disturbing, making underwear for it worse, carving, serving, eating oh my

 

op, i'm glad your family has a great sense of humor ;)

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