1920's Art Deco Fashion

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mummy2tess Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 9:00am
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I have been asked to make a cake for a ladies 60th birthday and the theme is 1920's art deco fashion. I am finding it quite hard to find an apropriate figure to put on the cake. Any ideas?

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drakegore Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 12:56pm
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i don't know if this will help, but here are two links to art deco fashions for inspiration:



and for art deco motifs, you should check out dover's books at the library or the craft store for inspiration:


i love their books for ideas, especially (of all things, lol) their clip art books. lots of great ideas there.


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drakegore Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:15pm
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i was toodling around on flickr still thinking about your post and i found this:


this one is a wedding cake, but you could take inspiration from the idea and adapt it icon_smile.gif.


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Doug Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:32pm
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ooohhhh... the great gatsby era!!!





and on Mike McCary's site http://www.mikesamazingcakes.com/

the top left cake on the opening menu page is art deco in style, as also the first wedding cake (sliver w/ airplane) in the wedding cake gallery

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bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:50pm
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Let's see, Sugarflowers (Michelle Foster) did a roaring 20s cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=66241

Also I'm going to give you a trade secret -- you mustn't tell anyone! Tom Tierney has a number of paper doll books that I have strictly for use for cookie inspiration. One of them is "Art Deco Fashions" (available at Amazon.com). http://www.amazon.com/dp/048644158X/?tag=cakecentral-20

I'm also a big fan of clip art books (usually in a corner at Barnes and Noble) and they have several art deco books there too. Hope that helps and be sure to post a pix!! icon_biggrin.gif

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