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Topic: Need suggestions for decorations for a thirty year old man
Jodie1914 10/10/2012 1:41 PM
My mind is a blank again. I need suggestions for a cake for a man who will be thirty. He has no particular hobbies or interests and I can't seem to think of any thing. Any suggestions? Thanks!
DessertDiva82 10/10/2012 1:51 PM
It's really hard when they don't have any interests or hobbies that you can go off of.

What about colors? Or style? I had a girl that I just did a 17th birthday cake for and all she said was, "I like patterns and bright colors." I had to draw some more out of her. Patterns? Do you like polka dots, stripes, diamonds, hearts, flowers, etc? And I got her to name specific colors like turquoise, lime green, orange, hot pink, etc and I just went from there.
ginnyl 10/10/2012 3:22 PM
What about a Barrel Cake filled with lots of candy and the number 30 on top. Simple and atttractive..or your basic chocolate cake with chocolate icing,,always a winner..
ginny
kimodell 10/10/2012 5:32 PM
How about a boob cake! I made one for my 30 year old son in law. Can send a picture if wanted.
preetscake 10/10/2012 5:55 PM
Here are a couple 'neutral' designs for guys...I made these cakes for guys who were what you described,no special interests or hobbies..HTH.
kimodell 10/10/2012 6:15 PM
Cute cakes! Guys are really hard to figure out something fun.
cakedujour 10/10/2012 6:41 PM
I did an argyle design for a man.
Jodie1914 10/10/2012 7:07 PM
All of you are wonderful!!!! I love all the suggestions. Now to decide which one to use!I'm going to save all of them. Thank you all very much.
scubabaker 10/10/2012 9:41 PM
Here are a couple of non-specific designs I did for guy cakes. The stacked cake was for a surprise 30th birthday party for a pair of cousins.

Another thought is to make a 'food cake,' if the birthday boy has a particular favorite. I'm including a couple of examples of those, too. The spaghetti cake is fun and super simple to make.
cakedujour 10/10/2012 10:00 PM
I love the food cake idea! And these look great!
whoknew? 10/11/2012 1:38 PM
The "package" with a "bow" is my standby idea for guy cakes. You can use guy colors like black and white, sage green and dark green, yellow and green, etc.

You can make it as simple or as fancy as you want, use fondant or buttercream, etc. You can use any shape of pan, any configuration of "gifts" for tiered cakes. Here are examples from Wilton and an example of a sheet cake.

http://www.wilton.com/idea/Swirls-Unfurled-Cake

http://www.wilton.com/idea/Surprise-Packages-Cake

http://spoonful.com/recipes/pretty-package-cake
Reg926 10/13/2012 8:08 AM
I've done a Red Solo Cup cake for a couple of guys before. Always seems to be a hit!
whoknew? 10/13/2012 9:29 AM
Reg926~~Do you have some photos of your red solo cup(cakes) for us to see? What a great idea.
Reg926 10/13/2012 10:38 AM
Sure! I've done two different ones. The first one posted was actually done by default...I was trying to do a 3D red solo cup and it kept falling over on me. :( Luckily, it was just for my brother-in-law, I really had the freedom to do whatever I wanted. The cup on top of the cake was actually a real cup filled with cake and frosting that I just stuck right in the round cake.

My second one I figured out how to make the 3D one work...definitely my favorite of the two.
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whoknew? 10/13/2012 1:14 PM
Those are awesome cakes! I love the "name written in Sharpie" on the cups.
Reg926 10/13/2012 8:39 PM
Thanks!