Calling in some ideas... please!

Forum: Cakes & Cake Decorating

Hi all,

I am asked to make a cake for a gentleman who is turning 60 and who is also a judge… No fondant cover, just chocolate ganache as the finish look. And since I am a novice at modelling with sugar, I don’t think I can do elaborate sugar figurines… So, I am running out of ideas about how to decorate this cake. And it is going to be a 30-cm cake. Worst case scenario, I will add fresh berries and chocolate but I really wanted something that is “different”. Any ideas???


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Dina @ miettes,


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3DSweets ...

You might consider just modeling a gavel and the little board it raps on. Good Luck!

miettes ...

Thanks 3DSweets, I will look into these… good idea!

Tammy Barrett ...

If he doesn’t like fondant couple you make some decorations out of modelling chocolate? Maybe some chocolate leaves etc to put around the berries?

Tammy Barrett ...

couple = could! lol

miettes ...

Ckeybakeymakey, thank you so much for your advice… I have not tried modeling with chocolate and I think I should!!

Maureen ...

I was thinking maybe you can paint a harlequin design on the sides with edible luster dust (thats not too feminine) And possible add a fondant bow- not a frilly on- they are easy to make-so it looks like a present- or add 60 on top made from gum paste or store bought in the same color you painted the design- maybe add a few different sized balls/beads or dragees on top around the topper and on the cake board- just to kind of jazz it up-

Good luck- post pics when your done :)


miettes ...

Mo, this is a great idea!

miettes ...


You will be blocked by Michal!!