I was asked for an idea for a Welcome to the Family cake with a Fall Theme. I don't know quite how large yet but i'm sure it will be for 100 or so people. They're thinking more novelty than wedding like but tiered is okay. My main thoughts are of a bottle of wine or champagne or a basket of fall fruit or flowers. Any other suggestions? Pictures would be great!
the cake is for a celebration for two new family members (weddings) but they didn't want guests to bring gifts so they were thinking of going with a fall theme instead
I have a cake in my photos that has a chocolate transfer wine bottle on it. You could change the cake colors to more fall like colors.
Cornucopeia! That horn-shaped basket thing. With marzipan or fondant fruits and fall leaves coming out of the mouth.
You could do the "horn" as a fairly simply carved cake and then just have the marzipan/fondant stuff piled up by the mouth. It would be elegant AND autumnal.
Here's a link to my cake
. . . if you are thinking novelty . . . how about a family tree . . . with beautiful fall colors and everyone's name on a leaf . . . "welcome to our family tree" . . . (it wouldn't necessarily have to be a "tree" - just a stylized tree - http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1160155 - or you could go all out?)
Great ideas! Thanks to everyone!
I too was thinking a family tree. But another take if you wanted tiered could be a tree topper w/ fondant/gumpaste leaves along the sides (like the leaves are falling). Or w/ the cornucopia the horn could be the topper w/ the fruit spilling down the cake