I am in need of some ideas for an "arabian nites" theme cake. My first thought was to try a transfer of a belly dancer on some rice paper that I just got, but any ideas would be great. The "arabian nites" pot luck dinner is in 2 weeks. Any thoughts? Ideas? Clue to where I can find a belly dancer to trace? Please keep in mind that I am extremely new to this, and still desperately trying to learn. Thanks everyone in advance!!
ok the first thing that comes to mind to me is making a cake cutout in the shape of a woman's bust to the top of the panties and decorate it like a belly and the outfits that belly dancers wear... but I know I know that is lame!
Thanks flayvur..not sure if I am capable of doing a sculpture just yet, but I def. can see your idea in my head. Any other takers on this? Anyone? Buehler? Buehler? Anyone?
I wish I could be of more help, but I'm thinking some kind of dragees (gold edible balls) on the sides or top of cake to serve as borders some kind of way. It could help represent the gold shingles and accents that are generally found on a belly dancer's costume.
If you're able to do a Frozen buttercream transfer, I would attempt it and find some sort of belly dancer silhouette on Google images to help with the pattern.
I wish you luck and I would love to see the finished result.
I was thinking about the Disney "Hunchback of Notre Dame" Esmeralda Cake Pan...she looks like a good pattern for a belly dancer.
Here is the link here on CC to the picture and instructions: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules/Pans/instructions/2105-3800Esmeralda.PDF
aladdin's lamp w/ the genie??
the magic carpet?
(most anything from aladdin)
a cake that looks like a fancy caliph's turban?
oh and check out the second cake from the top on the right side on this page >> http://www.wilton.com/dolls/doll_section/winning.asp
ohhh mannn!! you guys ROCK!! Thank you thank you thank you to all!! Woohoooo...now I get to play! hmmm let's see...make husbum cake tomorrow orrrrrrr try transfer with rice paper? Hmmmmm....decisions decisions. So much cake, so little time!!
if you want to see really cool belly dancing stuff, just google rachel brice. She has the neatest outfits and stuff EVER
Here are a bunch of bellydancing links to check out for ideas (I booked this one lady for a fundraiser and then she gave us a free workshop and then I took more and I'm hooked now, bought a bunch of music and everything
damnit that party sounds like fun! ) lol
http://www.meda.bc.ca/index.html - click on photos and on links, you'll find plenty of places to find inspiration-
http://www.shira.net/ - lots and lots of links here to peruse for inspiration also- good luck! looking forward to seeing what you come up with!