First Birthday Cake - Really Stuck On This Theme

Decorating By mckaren Updated 20 May 2008 , 1:48am by 7yyrt

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mckaren Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:41am
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Hi, I've been asked to design a cake for a friend's grandaughter's 1st birthday.

It's to be covered in pale pink buttercream as the mum doesn't like fondant.

She likes the idea of a lily and a rose somewhere (the baby's name) but she really wants something more child-like.

I was thinking about doing the usual teddy bear, maybe some little blossoms and building bricks but I have no idea how I can incorporate a lily and a rose.

I'm only charging for ingredients and materials because it's not a proper business and I don't feel that I'm good enough to charge yet so I don't want anything too complicated.

Any ideas?

Karen x

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Ariginal Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:51am
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What about making one of those babys in a flower and use the lily or rose as that flower... or surround the baby with them minature lillies and roses... or use them to decorate the sides of the cake ie painted on or made to go on the board surrounding the cake.. hmmm

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Ariginal Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:53am
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ohh one other thing i did a christening cake for my niece who name is Jasmine and she is half tongan so my sis in law requested a hibiscus... so we made the hibiscus regular size with jasmin flower coming from the sides (so was a spray with the hibiscus and jasmine and a couple of leaves) then we sat a brown baby dressed in christening gown in front of these on top of cake all were delighted..

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Ah-na Posted 17 May 2008 , 2:10pm
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Why don't you have the little teddy bears sleeping in a blossoming rose? Or you could have the little teddies holding roses.....

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buttercreamkisses Posted 18 May 2008 , 1:43pm
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I like the teddys sleeping in the flower garden idea. You could even dress the teddys up as flowers (think anne geddes)

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bmullard Posted 18 May 2008 , 1:56pm
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I love the Ann Geddes ideas! That could be so cute!


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endymion Posted 18 May 2008 , 2:13pm
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Ann Geddes is a great thought, but could get pretty complicated to do. If you want to keep it simpler, what about making cartoon-style rose and lily designs on some of the building blocks, or as flat designs around the side of the cake?

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lilyanddayne Posted 18 May 2008 , 2:30pm
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my daughters name is also Lily.
How about a little pond made of blue gel, and a lily pad on it with a tiny lily, maybe a frog, the frog could be holding a rose, or you could make a small rose bush next the the water...just an daughter was a Lily Pad for her first halloween!!Complete with a green hat with a frog on it.

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FromScratch Posted 18 May 2008 , 2:36pm
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A lily opening up with a little bear or baby in it would be really cute.. she could have a tiny rose in her hair. A white lily with some pink shading with a baby bear with a little diaper and a rose in her hair is what I am picturing. A tiered cake would be cute with the flower/bear on the top and have little roses around the top of the bottom tier.

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Malakin Posted 18 May 2008 , 2:38pm
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I don't have the pics yet, but I just finished a cake for a little girl who I had a little frog prince made of 50/50, sitting on a lilly pad with a flower, holding the other flowers to give to his little duck friend. They wanted to incorporate a duck and frog and yet make it for a child and slightly feminine. It actually turned out pretty good for a girl's first birthday.

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7yyrt Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:48am
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Tuck the flowers behind an ear (of the teddy bear) like they do in Hawaii ?

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