English/british Themed Cake?

Decorating By SamyX Updated 7 Aug 2010 , 9:01pm by SamyX

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SamyX Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 2:34pm
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Little brother is moving from Sweden to Sheffield to attend university in a couple of weeks and I'm throwing him a going away-party, preferably with appropriately themed cake. Only I'm fresh out of ideas. We're both rather in to vintage/retro, and contemporary history buffs, so anything old school 'typical' would be nice. Anyone have any ideas?

Have only done a couple of decorated cakes so far so nothing too advanced would be nice, but I'm up for a bit of a challenge. Prefer to work with fondant over BC when it comes to decorating, because I'm not very good with piping.

Thanks in advance!

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Lyndseyb52 Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 3:57pm
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I've seen a cake with a red london bus and big ben tower, that looked typically english. Think it was a birthday cake on Suzelle Cakes website, you'll find it on google.

Hope you come up with something you like icon_smile.gif

Lyndsey xx

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cakes47 Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 4:09pm
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Hi ~ Here is a link to many pages of British themed cakes on Cake Central:


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Caths_Cakes Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 4:16pm
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You could use some of Sheffields landmarks

The union Jack

Sheffield's history dates back to pre-Roman times. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Sheffield for almost 14 years in the Middle Ages spending her time between the castle, Manor Lodge and Chatsworth.

Cutlery manufacturing began in Sheffield in the Middle Ages. Benjamin Huntsman invented Crucible Steel here in the 1740s and in 1913 Stainless Steel was pioneered in our city. 21st century Sheffield remains a centre of creativity and leader in the science of metallography.

Sheffield also has a list of legends!
These are people who have been nominated by Sheffield residents as bringing the city recognition at national or international level. They receive special plaques which are set into the pavement in the 'Hall of Fame' outside the Town Hall.

These are the legends (in alphabetical order) who have been identified and recognised so far. New legends are identified each year.

Gordon Banks - England's World Cup winning goalkeeper

Sean Bean - film and TV actor

Joe Cocker - singing legend

Sebastian Coe - Olympic medal winner and Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

Derek Dooley - one of Sheffield's most respected footballers

Professor Barry Hancock OBE - world renown cancer expert.

Brendan Ingle - world famous boxing manager and trainer

Def Leppard - top-selling rock band

David Mellor - internationally renowned cutlery designer

Michael Palin - famous film and television personality

Helen Sharman - first British astronaut

Joe Simpson - renowned mountaineer, author and motivational speaker

Joe Scarborough - one of Sheffields finest artists

Michael Vaughan - one of this countrys most successful cricket captains

Clinton Woods - world champion boxer

You can also get loads more information here : http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/out--about/tourist-information

Perhaps you could include somethings like a plane ticket, Suitcases . .Things to represent the actual travelling part icon_smile.gif

Good luck hope you find something you like icon_smile.gif

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SamyX Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 9:01pm
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Thank you for all the help, thankfully I have a while yet to think about it but I have some ideas now. icon_smile.gif

And Caths_Cakes, thanks so much for all the info. Can't wait to go there to visit. Since you seem to know the area though, are there any cake decorating shops close by? Sweden doesn't have much (/anything) and it would be nice to be able to go browsing somewhere without worrying about shipping costs.

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