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post #1 of 24
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Hi.

 

I'm making my mum a 50th birthday cake in the next couple of weeks. I had decided on a 7" round. 

 

Bought my fondant that I need (Renshaw Jade Green, Amethyst Purple & Fuchsia Pink) I was hoping to cover it in Jade Green (which I still am going to no matter what.) Also bought a 6.5cm high 5&0. I had big ideas for this cake and now I'm stressed because I just don't know what to do with it. Tonight I printed off a page of Jade Green paper, tried to re-arrange my stuff on the paper, the paper being the cake. The 50 looks huge. Do I do a 8" round cake or make a smaller 50? I've attached some pictures with what I've done tonight. I'm happy with the colours but when it comes to designing, I'm just absolutely rubbish! I've got other stuff than whats in the pictures and I', happy to buy something else but I jus't don't know what. Does anyone have any ideas how I could arrange this without it looking like a complete mess?

 

P.S, Can you tell I'm a hobby baker! LOL

 

post #2 of 24
If you want to stick w the sizes you have, try putting the 50 on toothpicks or lollipop sticks and sticking them into the cake. It would free up surface area in the cake for your decorations.
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post #3 of 24

I like the first design with the butterflies maybe just make the 50 smaller

post #4 of 24
Just keep it simple and clean. I can't tell how big those are from the picture, but the colors are pretty. We're you wanting to use this to sit on top of the cake flat?
post #5 of 24

I like the first pic and don't think the 50 is too big.....maybe too thick

post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by sixinarow View Post

If you want to stick w the sizes you have, try putting the 50 on toothpicks or lollipop sticks and sticking them into the cake. It would free up surface area in the cake for your decorations.

The 50 is rock solid. LOL Can stick anything into it. The 5 would stand up but the 0 is wonky! =/ 

post #7 of 24
Can you attach sticks to the back of the numbers with some fondant?
post #8 of 24
If they're that solid, you could probably attach them to the cake with melted chocolate.
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post #9 of 24
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I like the first design with the butterflies maybe just make the 50 smaller

I can make it smaller, but it will be 3.3cm rather than 6.5cm, not sure if it would be too small!

 

 

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Just keep it simple and clean. I can't tell how big those are from the picture, but the colors are pretty. We're you wanting to use this to sit on top of the cake flat?

I want the 50 laid flat I think. I can't stand that 50 up anyway, the 0 is wonky!

 

 

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I like the first pic and don't think the 50 is too big.....maybe too thick

Yeah it is rather thick but I can't do anything about that now. It was made thick so it could be stood up but as I said, that isn't going to happen.

 

 

At the minute, the top image looks ok I suppose, but tomorrow I won't like it. I wish I was such a pain in the ass! 

post #10 of 24
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Can you attach sticks to the back of the numbers with some fondant?

Yeah possibly or stick them with melted chocolate as sixinarow said but I think I prefer them laid down.

 

Clearly I don't know what I like as Im asking for help. LOL Argh!

post #11 of 24
I think your sizes are ok, just keep playing around with it until you like it. Do you have a pink butterfly? Try the 50 in the center, take all the flowers off & add the decorations little at a time. Try a butterfly in the left upper corner of the 5 (like it landed on the 5) and go from there!
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post #12 of 24

You are just nervous because it is really important to you. No matter which way you do it she will love it.

post #13 of 24
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Quote:
I think your sizes are ok, just keep playing around with it until you like it. Do you have a pink butterfly? Try the 50 in the center, take all the flowers off & add the decorations little at a time. Try a butterfly in the left upper corner of the 5 (like it landed on the 5) and go from there!

Yeah got some pink butterflies. Its a case of trying to distribute the colours evenly if that makes sense. But yeah I like the idea of the pink butterfly on the 5. Thank you :)

 

 

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You are just nervous because it is really important to you. No matter which way you do it she will love it.

Silly thing is, I know you're right. Its more important to me that I like it. My partner always says everything I do (cake deco) looks really good but good isn't enough, it needs to be perfect! Had this convo with a friend the other night about how we always think it can be improved, even if the person on the receiving end thinks its fab anyway. 

 

Just wanted some input from people on here. I've only been registered a few weeks but I love being able to ask anything and getting a swift reply that is always helpful. I think I can speak for many people just starting out that CC is the best place to learn new things :)

post #14 of 24
Inside this fat body, there's a thin woman screaming to get out...... but I can usually shut her up with chocolate!
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post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 

Hi Relznik,

 

I didn't do the 50. I bought it. I can do it thinner, but it would be half size at 3.3cm tall. I don't really have an issue with them standing up, Its just I'll have more cake to fill.

 

Thanks for the images though :)

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