I didn't have to scratch my head very hard when I was planning my husband's birthday cake. I think the picture says it all. I was a bit tricky as I didn't want him to know that I was making the cake for HIM, so I told him that some customer is asking for a Star Trek cake and I told him that because it's soooo geeky that I wasn't sure whether I wanted to take the order! ; )
He was quite helpful when I showed him some Star Trek related cakes online and suggested the logo cake. He then got a bit technical about which logo was for which movie or series. At one point he even suggested I write to the customer and ask her which series her husband is a fan of. I told him in no uncertain terms that I wasn't going to open that can of worms and I was going to choose the original logo and the birthday boy is just going to have to be happy with it.
I honestly thought that he had clued up and knew the cake was secretly for him. I iced the cake and left the writing for when he was in bed. I tried to stick to the slanted writing as per the title font and I piped the star out of buttercream then froze it for 15mins then transferred it onto the cake. The cake was a lemon chiffon cake with lemon cream layers and covered with vanilla buttercream.