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18th Birthday Cake for a male!

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Hi, can anybody help...  I've been given no brief from the customer, all she said was she wants a 18Th birthday cake for her son.  I am absolutely stuck for ideas, esp as i do more girlie cakes!!  Can anybody help/give me some inspiration?

 

Thanks

 

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You need to ask what does he like in order to know what would make him say WOW!! I think you need more information. Is he into sports and what kind? What does he like to do? You need some ideas.  Maybe others will have better ideas than me. I am sure the woman will tell you what he is into which will help you to decide what kind of cake to do!!! Good luck/Mary
 

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I work with his mother and she hasnt got a clue what style/theme he would like!  So i think its just gonna be a round cake with some sort of design/pattern, cant find many male 18th birthday cakes when i search, to get inspiration!!
 

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What about a theme cake for the month?  Ex.- November (fall), December (Christmas).  Or shades of blue or green polka dots/stripes with a huge 18 on top. 

 

I can't believe the mom has no idea what her son would like.  Kind of tough.  Lets see pics of what you do!  Good luck!

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http://www.make-fabulous-cakes.com/birthday-cake-decorating-stripes-and-bow.html

 

This is nice and simple cake for a male.  I only have son's so I struggle with girlie cakes.

 

My youngest son will be 20 a few days after Christmas.  I am making him a chocolate sponge cake with peanut butter icing, the filling will will have the PB icing with Reese Peanut Butter Cup pieces added.  I am pouring dark chocolate ganache over the top to drip down the sides, and finally I will take small Reese PB cups cut in half around the bottom border.    He loves Reese PB Cups and the Chocolate & PB combination.

 

Something like that might work too.   Or maybe he loves a different type of Chocolate bar or candy you could incorporate.  Good luck and have fun with it.  Boys aren't too hard to please when it comes to cake.

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For the male members of my family I normally do a Kit Kat barrel cake, or a cake covered in ganache with chocolate drizzled over it.

I don't do any fondant for the males.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62668700@N03/6913388552/in/set-72157627847421964

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Hi, can anybody help...  I've been given no brief from the customer, all she said was she wants a 18Th birthday cake for her son.  I am absolutely stuck for ideas, esp as i do more girlie cakes!!  Can anybody help/give me some inspiration?



 



Thanks



 



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Hmmm... I think a "girlie" cake is exactly what an 18-year old male would like.
post #9 of 26

This is a mother buying a cake for her teenaged son. I doubt that the average mother would appreciate the cake maker providing a pole dancer for her to give to her son.

 

Here's some less girlie ones.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/1786340/

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2337473

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2031107/

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/1997651/

 

 

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This is a mother buying a cake for her teenaged son. I doubt that the average mother would appreciate the cake maker providing a pole dancer for her to give to her son.

 

 

I totally agree with mcaulir.   I have 2 son's and would never present either of them with a rude cake.   Got to love it when rude and immature people hijack your innocent post.

 

Good luck with your cake.

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post #11 of 26

Go to www.wilton.com and look along the left side of the homepage for the link "pattern locator".  There are many many patterns for all kinds of cakes that can be searched by theme.  You can then use them as you think best--buttercream transfers go over well because they are completely edible.

 

But it won't hurt to ask for some guidance like favourite flavour, occupation, interests. Also ask about ALLERGIES.

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I totally agree with mcaulir.   I have 2 son's and would never present either of them with a rude cake.   Got to love it when rude and immature people hijack your innocent post.

 

Good luck with your cake.


Wow.  O.o

 

Sorry if I caused offense.  I thought it was a funny play on words.  Obviously, it wasn't serious.

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Dr_Hfuhruhurr       I was a bit offended, but no harm done.  I apologize for the not nice words.  As a mother I feel it would be highly inappropriate  for a mother to give her son a cake like the one you suggested.   Those types of cakes are best left to be given by friends.  Since the OP was about a cake from a mother to a son your ideas made me uncomfortable.   And I did just get your PM.

 

I apologize for my not nice words and I'm sure you were just kidding, it just took me off guard.

 

Take care

 

MsGF

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post #14 of 26

I love the look of the argyle on cakes...

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post #15 of 26
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Wow.  O.o

 

Sorry if I caused offense.  I thought it was a funny play on words.  Obviously, it wasn't serious.


I found it rather amusing actually. 

Based on LB cakes profile I think we can all rest assured that we're talking to a capable adult. I'm sure they're quite able to make a tasteful decision about what cake will be presented to the client in question regardless of any humor that might be interjected here. 

“Let's just say you may regret that second piece of cake.'
Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil.” 
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“Let's just say you may regret that second piece of cake.'
Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil.” 
― Rachel HawkinsHex Hall

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