Ideas for festival themed cake
Posted: 25 August 2009 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello everyone,
I’ve been asked to make a birthday cake for my boss. It’s for her daughter and she would like a music festival theme for the cake. When I think of music festivals I think of: stages, bands, mud, wellies, camping/tents. (think Glastonbury etc.) Does anyone else have any thoughts or suggestions on what I should do? I’m a bit unsure of how I should handle this without making it too tough for myself!
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Posted: 25 August 2009 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m not going to be much use in helping you with ideas, I’m afraid Sugarbee, but I couldn’t help smiling at your thoughts on music festivals, you are obviously in the UK, am I right?  The weather you describe is what we all think of in connection with music festivals over here!! LOL!

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Posted: 26 August 2009 12:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A couple of weeks ago, I did this huge meander through images in google looking for leaf borders to pipe in white chocolate. It was fun. I ended up visiting websites for all different sorts of creative types from quilters to wallpaper designers. When I read your post, the image I’m attaching based on treble clefs came to mind.

What could be simpler and more elegant than to make a delicious cake, the daughter’s favourite kind, whatever it is? Frost it with a light-coloured buttercream and pipe a pattern like that on top in a contrasting colour. I’m so inspired by Rose’s blog entry today about Caitlin’s Cake art, that I’d probably try to do something like her chocolate layer cake with the treble clef motif on top in dark chocolate. That’s the other picture; follow the link in Rose’s blog entry for more details.

Just a thought. If it doesn’t tickle your fancy, do a google image search with the words “music” and “cake.” See what comes up.

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Posted: 26 August 2009 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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When I think of music festivals I think of a big stage (or two), with speakers and a jumbotron. Covered by a tent with a food stand or two next to it.  Sounds like a hard cake lol.

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Posted: 26 August 2009 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sugarbee, as Carol suggested, do a Google search. Here are a few links I found on Google:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester/content/images/2008/08/22/festival_cake_450x300.jpg

http://www.coveredwithicing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/music-wedding.jpg

http://www.thecoast.ca/images/blogimages/2009/05/08/1241803377-cake970a.jpg

http://www.flowerbangkok.com/images/Girly_Concert_Cake_C327.jpg

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Posted: 31 August 2009 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks all. Wow, some of those photos are good! I may be a bit out of my depth! I’m thinking of a couple options: a tent, muddy path with a sign leading to a stage, beer cans and wellies OR I may tackle the stage look that is the ‘girly concert cake’ link above. Thanks for the suggestions!

And yes Jeannette, I am in the UK!! I think most festivals here you have to associate with mud!

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Posted: 03 September 2009 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Well I’ve decided on what I’m going to do but now need a bit more advice please! Any ideas on the best way to make a tent from fondant?
Thank you!!
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Posted: 03 September 2009 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Just drape it in the shape you want it to dry in.  Use some foil or plastic wrap covered cardboard for a mold.  It’s a good idea to make extra… dried fondant can break easily.  Pastillage might be stronger.  Jeanne probably has much better advice to offer.

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Posted: 03 September 2009 11:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I agree, Jeanne will definitely have good ideas. How about using gumpaste?

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