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January 26th is Australia Day here in Oz.  I am catching up with some friends for a BBQ, and want to make a suitably themed cake.

 

I am stuck for ideas.

 

Our national colors are green and gold - a hideous combination I want to steer clear of.

 

I would love to do the Sydney Opera House from RKT, but I think that is far beyond my skill level.

 

My other idea was to make a gumpaste coolibah tree, and create a billabong, and instead of a swagman, I could make a cute bunyip napping under the tree.

 

Please - any other ideas - throw them my way!

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Opals......lots and lots of spectacular Opals.

That's what I think of when Australia comes to mind.

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Drop bears!
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Yes, drop bears for sure!
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C'mon you are an Aussie!

Summer + BBQ=  what???    bloody FLIES!!!!!

A giant blowie!   hahaha  - I wish I could dig out my OLD OLD OLD cake pics - I could post you a pic


Not your cup of tea????     The old Aussie Flag thong/s

Google Image has 1,000s of ideas to choose from

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LOL! I like green and gold together. Like an Emerald ring. With opals. LOVE opals!

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Drop bears!


LOL......    although probably LOST on Aussies

Drop Bears only attack 'tourists'

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Golden syrup is not common in most of the US. I've read it is there.

 

There are very few marsupials in other parts of the world. Maybe a koala or kangaroo?

 

The most uniquely Australian musical instrument I can think of is the didgeridoo. I think it's fascinating and beautiful.

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There's a dude that plays one in Balboa Park in San Diego. It's so cool to listen to. Just stand there for a bit and listen.
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Cripes Applegum! I don't think I could serve a giant blowfly with a straight face! I'm sure there will be plenty of the real ones in attendance.

Drop bears I hadn't thought of. I could have one coming out of the coolabah tree onto the unsuspecting bunyip.

My other idea was to replicate the big banana, big pineapple and big prawn with RKT. But how to stop it from being tacky?
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Cripes Applegum! I don't think I could serve a giant blowfly with a straight face! I'm sure there will be plenty of the real ones in attendance.

Drop bears I hadn't thought of. I could have one coming out of the coolabah tree onto the unsuspecting bunyip.

My other idea was to replicate the big banana, big pineapple and big prawn with RKT. But how to stop it from being tacky?


Steer clear of tacky......     THIS is what I meant with the Aussie Thong theme

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I was picturing something quite different when you suggested an Australian flag thong...
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Steer clear of tacky......     THIS is what I meant with the Aussie Thong theme

 

That is a major WOW.  Although a thong on 'Thor' Chris Hemsworth would be good also.

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Hahaha this is a lot of fun to read - funny how the rest of the world views Good old Australia - drop bears and opals. I do like the idea of the Fly - especially this year, the rotten things are terrible! What about a flock of sheep getting rounded up by a kelpie on your cake.

 

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Sorry - I don't know how to edit my post so I will have to add this as a new post, what about an outdoor toilet with red backs and snakes hanging out on it.

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