I Need Decorating Ideas For An "outdoorsy" Cake

Decorating By csvess Updated 13 Aug 2008 , 7:37pm by csvess

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csvess Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 7:02pm
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Hello, I'm new to cake decorating and have only had a few orders so far. A former co-worker has just asked me to do a 40th birthday cake for her husband. She said he's into 4-wheelers.

I was thinking of doing a "dirt trail" in the shape of a big "40" on the cake and putting a toy 4-wheeler on it and adding grass, etc.

My problem is it's a full sheet cake, which is a lot of space to have to decorate. I just don't know what all to put on it. I don't want to overdo it, but I don't want it to look empty either.

Any tips or advice that anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. TIA!

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saramachen Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 7:51pm
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There is thread over in the general section about camoflage cakes.... thats sort of outdoorsey... Heres the link


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Meemawfish Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 8:06pm
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I think the trail is a good idea and if you wanted to use up some space you could make a small pond or maybe some hills. You could use gel icing and color it a green to make a pond and maybe use some candy to make rocks . HTH icon_biggrin.gif

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seasonsmoke Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 2:29am
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I like your idea of the 40 as a dirt trail. The pond idea is a good one to. You could even have a water fall coming off the side of the cake.

Maybe you want to try making rice crispy treat hills to cover with frosting. That would give the cake some depth.

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csvess Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 7:37pm
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Thank you so much, you've given me some great ideas! I feel a lot better about getting started now.

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