As a cake designer and event planner, I had these motifs in mind for a somewhat traditional tiered wedding cake. The designs could be piped in white onto a white or pastel cake. I think they would be stunning in black on a white cake!
An Earth Day design that could also be a great themed party for a child's Birthday! Reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss could be part of the entertainment. This could be an edible transfer for a sheet cake. Wouldn't it be fun to make edible truffula trees by using cotton candy for the top of the tree and striped straws for the 'trunk?'
Dr. Seuss books are also used often in the schools' "Right to Read" week. I am not sure if it is a national promotion, but the schools in our area go 'all out' with themed decorations and activities in the elementary schools to promote reading and make it fun. It generates a lot of excitement with the children.
I had children's birthday cakes in mind with these cute designs. There is a Hello Kitty shaped cake pan available, and probably themed party supplies too. Several cute little monsters could be combined on one cake.
For an Eagle Scout Court of Honor reception. This could be an edible transfer on a sheet cake, or a talented decorator could pipe the icing in black on white.
My son actually had an edible transfer on his Eagle Scout cake. It was an eagle in flight that I had painted in watercolor. If you request an edible transfer, be sure to ask the maximum dimensions that will fit on the transfer! The tips of the wings were 'cut off' on the transfer on my son's cake because my illustration had been just a bit too big. So I took a toothpick and 'drew' with chocolate icing to extend the 'cut off' wings on the cake!
I love Beatrix Potter stories and art work! This could be used for a Spring Celebration, Easter, a child's birthday cake, or Right to Read Week.
The X-box controller was designed as the top of a sheet cake for a boy or man's birthday cake. I am sure the controller could be sculpted and decorated in 3-dimension, or an edible transfer could be made. A simple dot icing border is included.
Happy Easter cake idea...or could possibly be adapted for a First Communion or Baptism, as the daffodil could represent 'New Life.'
Wedding 'design board' with color and texture ideas: burlap, lace, Burgundy rose, aqua mason jar, vintage key...
A huge hint as to my character's design needs: Basic butter cream icing motifs for decorating...Many master bakers use fondant as a way to sculpt elaborate decorations for cakes, but I love the taste and texture of the traditional frosting! Cupcake towers are extremely popular at the moment, and are being used instead of the traditional wedding cake. Brides can pretty much do whatever they like in terms of reception food~ cake, pastries, cupcakes, fruit, even pie!
The dead give-away. Cake decorators are asked to design for pretty much anything. This is drawn from a photo in my old Betty Crocker cookbook, with recipe included. These would be lovely at a bridal or baby shower.
I tried to make petit fours once. 'Tried' being the operative word. I was young and foolish. It was for someone's shower. What a huge amount of work! I don't think I could be a cake decorator in real life. All those hours, just for someone to destroy your creation. But, some folks love to do it. My Aunt Helen made cakes for everyone she knew, and they were always beautiful.
Remember the Barbie doll cakes where the doll stood up in the center, and the cake was the skirt? I had one of those that my Aunt Helen made. She made circus cakes, wedding cakes with real fountains in them, gorgeous Christmas cookies that were too pretty to eat. She brought a lot of joy to people and I miss her.
Stay tuned for my Fake Journal 2014 Wrap-Up...
Dedicated to my aunt, Helen (Bishop) Pinyerd
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