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post #1 of 16
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I need ideas for a cake for a gardener. Not the type you actually gardens (flowers, veggies) but for a man who cuts lawns for a living. It is a small 9" round and a very limited budget so no gumpaste lawnmowervor anything like that. Please help!

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post #2 of 16
Does it need to say anything? You could pipe grass with a grass head and do it shorter/leave it bare and paintbrush/colouring stipple in the form of the words you are doing/numbers of his age etc? Bit of of a difficult one without a model on it! I'm not sure this makes sense but I know what I mean in my head!
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post #3 of 16
You could punch out a few blossoms to look like daisies/buttercups to break it up a bit?
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post #4 of 16

Along the lines of CakeChemistry - you could pipe your grass but have a single dandelion weed (grass humor).

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post #5 of 16
Or a mole hill with Oreo soil?
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post #6 of 16
I would probably make a rake and some hedge clippers out of fondant/gum paste. Even if it is more decoration than is technically required for what I charged I would find it easier to just make a quick couple of 3D tools like that than to try and come up with something else. icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 16
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Thanks all! I think that by combining all the ideas given, I could make a great cake! Even making a simple rake and clippers, it's no big deal as they are simple to make and don't require too much time and materials.

Thanks again!

Dora Moreno
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post #8 of 16

Glad we could help!  looking forward to pictures :)

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post #9 of 16

   Google images " grass cake "DSC_0003.JPGlots of Grass cakes, this one made me laugh.

post #10 of 16
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That is very cute! Will google right now, thanks!

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post #12 of 16
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Thanks everyone for your ideas! Here is the finished cake. I was able to talk my customer into spending a few more $$ for the gumpaste decorations!

 

 

 

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post #13 of 16

Really cute!

post #14 of 16

You did a great job.  I guess my dandelion got mowed down - LOL

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post #15 of 16

Adorable lawnmower cake.  Loved seeing all the idea photos and the final cake photo.

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