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More great ideas! Thank you all!!
SweetResults - that is terrific! They look soooo real!!
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Almost every priest I know has a personal hobby, something that they do when they have a break to nurture their relationship with God and meditate (one has a beagle, another goes fishing, the other skiing, one plays the sax, etc. - can't tell we "church hop" depending on which church's masses fits our schedule..). You might want to find out what this priest's personal interests are. Maybe even a call to say "Father, I'm designing your cake for your 50th anniversary and ...".. He's still a guy, so will probably be like "whatever you make will be fine" but still, it never hurts to create a little rapport and find out what HIS personal traits that make him a good priest are (to him).

If you want the "can't go wrong with...for a priest" cake ideas... A Margaret Braun style chalice topper that replicates the one the priest personally uses with GP grapes and wha-la, DONE!

My Ma did our old priest's 50th and did grapes and vines all over the cake. Nothing fancy at all though still a tiered cake.

Good luck!!!
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I've made several cakes for priests and one was specifically for an anniversary of one's Ordination. Is is a white cross cake with red roses elevated over a double sheet by short push in pillars. I wanted to give the effect that the cross was floating so I made sure they were unable to be seen easily.

I've also made a few cathedral cakes for Ordination receptions and they've gone over very well. These are very easy to do and you just stack the number of tiers you need based on number of servings. The windows are piping gel.

I'm trying to upload pics but they are not coming thru. I do have them in my photos, though.
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post #19 of 23
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Thanks for all your help! I posted it in the gallery. I decided to go with an Italian theme. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1209442
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Hi, I'm also making a retirement cake for a priest and was looking for a how-to make a rosary.  I can't seem to find any of the photos mentioned. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

Thanks for any help!!

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Beautiful!!
 

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Hi, I'm also making a retirement cake for a priest and was looking for a how-to make a rosary.  I can't seem to find any of the photos mentioned. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

Thanks for any help!!

 

I would recommend that you buy or borrow a rosary in order to make a mold of the crucifix and the centerpiece.  I think I saw that Marvelous Molds or maybe First Impressions makes a crucifix mold.

 

If you are giving the cake to someone who actually prays the rosary, you're going to want to make it as realistic as possible.  The rest of the rosary consists of beads, which can easily be made by hand or in a bead mold. Google has lots of images of rosaries to guide you on putting it together correctly.

~ Sherri
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post #23 of 23

I am about to undertake that effort as well.  I decided on a double layered half sheet cake.  I will ice it in white and put a gold sprinkled sugar cross on the top.

I am afraid that a tiered cake will liik yoo wedding like and if your priest is Roman Catholic, he probably will just be crankier.

 

If you think that the double 1/2 sheet cake will not be large enough, you can always bake a variety of smaller,different flavored, layer cakes.  That way everyone's taste buds are happy.  You can start early; freeze the cakes and ice when you need them.  Good luck.

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