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Summer Cake Idea Needed!!

post #1 of 12
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Hi everyone!

I have been asked to make a summer-type cake (inspired by summer) but I want something fresh and new! Everything seems so over done, such as the beach or sailing. Any ideas would be great. Thank you so much in advance!!
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new BBQ grill: $350

new .....(and keep going)

last year's swimsuit still fits: PRICELESS!

could base it around Cathy cartoon -- she who is always in a state of "ACK!!!!" about clothes.

could be a backyard with the things all present and price tags or could be a lady looking at self in mirror with the other stuff in bags around her

or shopping bag cake with the stuff and a list of things to buy beside it -- swimsuit crossed out in red and IT FITS! written by it
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post #3 of 12
*Laugh* Seriously Doug, where do you come up with this stuff! icon_eek.gif

Oh to be half as creative.
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post #4 of 12
Trying to think of stuff that's less common....so no beach/water themes, no swimming pools, picnics, sun, luau, barbecue, backyard hammock themes...

I come up with lightning bugs. icon_lol.gif Or a swarm of bugs around a camping lantern. Okay, maybe not too appetizing....

Or is a beach/swimming related idea okay as long as it's a less-commonly-seen specific item rather than a "scene"? A tropical drink, snorkeling mask and flippers, a frame backpack, a fruit tree?
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Originally Posted by hollyml

Trying to think of stuff that's less common....so no beach/water themes, no swimming pools, picnics, sun, luau, barbecue, backyard hammock themes...

I come up with lightning bugs. icon_lol.gif Or a swarm of bugs around a camping lantern. Okay, maybe not too appetizing....

Or is a beach/swimming related idea okay as long as it's a less-commonly-seen specific item rather than a "scene"? A tropical drink, snorkeling mask and flippers, a frame backpack, a fruit tree?





Well,
She doesn't mind doing beachy related ideas and things such as that just nothing too common. She was looking online and all the beach type cakes she sees have just sea shells and waves and chairs and things like that. She said it could be anything to do with summer as long as it isn't common. Her wish is not very specific and I think that's where I had my problem thinking up an idea. Maybe something to do with a summer vacation or such as that would be interesting. She had a request to make it very interesting but also to be just a two tier cake.
post #6 of 12
How about a tall glass of lemonade or iced tea on a wicker-looking cake top
A bottle of sunscreen and a draped beach towel
flip flops
summer flowers-daisies
a koi pond
lily pads

and I have this picture in a notebook, been wanting to try something similar
http://www.monzis.com/images/Country%20Summer%201.jpg
In my notebook, I have the pictures of the different steps to making this cake, but I can't find the site. Don't know who made it or where it came from originally, but I love it.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

How about a tall glass of lemonade or iced tea on a wicker-looking cake top
A bottle of sunscreen and a draped beach towel
flip flops
summer flowers-daisies
a koi pond
lily pads

and I have this picture in a notebook, been wanting to try something similar
http://www.monzis.com/images/Country%20Summer%201.jpg
In my notebook, I have the pictures of the different steps to making this cake, but I can't find the site. Don't know who made it or where it came from originally, but I love it.



That is so cute! It could even be tweaked a bit to make it your own. Maybe I could put a juicer on the cutting board as well. I love the marbling done on that cutting board. It looks so real! Thanks for your idea! Probably could make the items on top of the cutting board out of rice crispy treats. It might be a bit hard to carve them out of cake.
post #8 of 12
or a lemonade stand!

cake is the base of the stand

all the stuff on top is little fondant items

could even have a kid and a dog!
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post #9 of 12
This probably isn't what you are looking for but I just LOVE fresh berries in the summer....

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=40049

I did this one a few years ago.
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by poohsmomma

How about a tall glass of lemonade or iced tea on a wicker-looking cake top
A bottle of sunscreen and a draped beach towel
flip flops
summer flowers-daisies
a koi pond
lily pads

and I have this picture in a notebook, been wanting to try something similar
http://www.monzis.com/images/Country%20Summer%201.jpg
In my notebook, I have the pictures of the different steps to making this cake, but I can't find the site. Don't know who made it or where it came from originally, but I love it.



I am glad I read all the posts before adding my 2 cents. The first thing that came to mind was a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade with frosted glasses sitting a silver tray. Must be a KY girl thing icon_lol.gif with our 98 degree temps lately.. 102 today. aggghh...
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post #11 of 12
Or a beach snack shack. Or surfboard/boat rental shack.

If you'd rather not sculpt, how about a bottom tier covered with "sand" and a top tier with fondant cutouts all around the sides representing different beach-scene stuff...the rental shack, the hot dog stand, sunshade and beach ball, sand castle.

Or, same concept but not beach, make the bottom tier mostly "grass" with a few flowers, maybe a picket fence. Then around the top tier you have the kid's lemonade stand, the guy napping in a hammock, the BBQ grill, the sprinkler on with kids running through it....

I'm envisioning something like an illustration in a children's book, a "busy street scene" double-page spread sort of thing, only wrapped around the side of a round cake tier. You could include all sorts of fun details, to make it "very interesting," but using mostly cutouts rather than tons of modeling it shouldn't be too hard to do?

Holly
post #12 of 12
Everyone's looking for great summer birthday cake ideas that are festive for weekend get together's for barbeques and hold up to warm weather. Summer is also the time for delicious, ripe fresh fruit - the perfect accompaniment to cake.

try these ideas on your cake.

* Swimming Cakes
* BBQ Cakes
* Cakes with Fresh Fruit, such as Strawberries,Pineapple,Peaches,Blueberries, etc.
* Ice Cream Cakes
* Beach Cakes
* Surfing Cakes
* Boating Cakes
* Summer Sports Cakes
* Pool Cakes
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