Daughter Called And Needs To Do A Pictorial

Decorating By kimbm04r Updated 10 Dec 2011 , 3:56pm by kimbm04r

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kimbm04r Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 1:39am
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I was on my way home from work last night and my daughter called me to see if I had plans for Saturday. I said no and she told me that she had to do a pictorial documentary style report for one of her college classes and was wanting to do it of me decorating a cake. She won't be able to come over to start until she gets off work at 4 in the afternoon so it won't give us a lot of time. I said okay but she is leaving the design and everything up to me. I HAVE NO IDEA. I would like to include something with gumpaste but I won't really have time to make it and let it dry a lot before I have to put it on the cake for pictures.

Does anyone have any suggestions of what I might do? Sorry, Christmas theme is NOT an option.

Something fairly simple and quick yet impressive at the same time. Does that even make sense?

Thanks for your help.

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metria Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 2:40am
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what about the "petal effect" from mycakeschool.com:


that combined with the ombre coloring:


very fast and impressive

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sillywabbitz Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 4:16am
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Would something like this ruffle cake work?


Have all the fondant pre-colored and if you have a pasta maker I think this took me less than 2 hrs. And nothing needs to be straight, even or smooth. icon_smile.gif

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kimbm04r Posted 10 Dec 2011 , 3:56pm
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Thanks for the suggestions. I think I am going to go with the "petal effect" that was suggested. Thanks for the link. Another great cake decorating site!!

I will post a picture when I get done with it. I was going to let her have the cake for her hubby's birthday that is coming up in a few weeks but I don't think he would appreciate that kind of cake, so I think if she wants it I will let her take it to school with her.

Thanks again.

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