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Aug 26, 2008 03:17 PM

35th Anniversary Cake?

My parents are about to have their 35th wedding anniversay. I checked out a few sites and came up with a traditional gift being coral and a "modern" gift being jade. I was thinking of doing a two or three layer cake for them, with atleast one layer being coral colored, and another layer being jade colored. I was trying to think of coresponding flavors that would work well together. So far, and I don't know if they'd go together, I thought of peach or apricot for a "coral" flavor, and mint or pistachio as a "jade" flavor. Please help! Thanks!

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  1. Here are some questions I would ask someone ordering a special occasion cake:

    What are the couple's favorite cake flavors?
    What are their favorite colors?
    What do want the cake to look like?
    Any major theme they would like to have the cake reflect?
    Would your parents like peach flavored cake?
    Do the flavors and colors work together?
    Here's what I would consider:
    A chocolate mint cake with a jade green icing or a champagne cake filled with peach filling, frosted with coral colored icing. I would use two different color frostings but not two different cake flavors--unless you tasted them together and it works. Depending on your cake decorating skill you could shape the cake to look like a jade or coral carving.
    I hope this helps. Let us know what you decide.

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    1. re: Kate is always hungry

      I'm doing the cake as a suprise. My parents are great eaters. I just thought a coral/peach color and a light green/jade would be pretty, I thought flavors to go with color would be appropriate. I have some decent cake skills...:)

      1. re: MIss G

        My thought was to take it in a slightly different direction -- mango cake and sweet basil, with a white chocolate ganache frosting.