Creative and unique cakes can make even a boring party spring to life. Once the paper plates and the plastic forks are brought out, everyone gathers around to take their chance at eating a portion of a cake that is decorated to look like anything in the world except a cake. Whose idea was it that cakes needed to be round or rectangular, anyway? Here are some ideas for a creative and unusual cake design to match a specific type of party theme.
The office party can be a party celebrating a holiday or it can be a send-off to a fellow employee who is moving onto bigger and better things. (Leaving behind a sweet promotion for you, it is to be hoped.) A really cool idea for a creative cake for an office party is a cake decorated to look like a pizza. This is especially true for offices that regularly call in pizza for lunch or for parties to send off a fellow employee. (Maybe you don’t hope so much he’s going on to bigger and better things; don’t given in to schadenfruede.) Marzipan run over a cheese grater can give the look of cheese that is almost indistinguishable from actual cheese on the cake. And the great thing about a creative cake dolled up to simulate pizza is that your decorations, colors, shape and even the size of the cake can vary depending on the kind of pizza you want it to look like.
A fantastic idea for a creative cake at a garden party or just for someone who loves to garden is one that looks like a terracotta pot filled with the flowers of your choice. A bundt cake can be decorated to resemble a traditional orange terra-cotta flower pot by using orange fondant for those bakers with limited experience. If you have a little bit more creativity in the kitchen, you can sculpt a standard cake into the shape of the flower pot of your choice. Doesn’t need to be terra-cotta at all. The bowl can spill forth with fondant or even marzipan flowers.
What kind of offbeat cake will today’s teenagers not think is lame? I don’t know; who can understand teenagers? But you can almost guarantee a positive response from some if you indulge your creativity and shape a cake to look like an object that accurately reflects their most fervent interests. Any kind of unusual cake that moves away from the mainstream, but manages to avoid the cutesy should at least get some kind of positive response. Such a flight of fancy could range from a cake in the shape of an ear complete rings and piercings to a replica of their new car sitting outside waiting to be unveiled as their big surprise gift. Another creative way to make an impression on a sullen teenager at a party is to offer something that looks like a cake and smells like a cake but, brother, isn’t a cake. Use your creativity to construct what looks like one big cake out of cupcakes, donuts, ice cream sandwiches, waffles, rice krispy squares or anything else you can think of.
You pretty much have to be an animal lover to enjoy snakes, don’t you? I mean how many people love snakes, but not dogs, wolverines and carp? If you want to make a child’s eyes almost literally pop out of their sockets, then wait for the moment that you unveil your novelty cake in the shape of a snake. Or, make any traditional kind of cake you want and then decorate it with snake made fondant or marzipan or even cinnamon rolls. Of course, if you are particularly daring, you could go all out and try to replicate this cake that looks so much like a snake that I would never allow it inside my house.