MrsMissey Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 4:47pm
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icon_eek.gif I just got a call from someone that insists on a sheet cake which is supposed to include 2 birthdays and an anniversary, with a photo. The photo is no problem but I can't come up with any ideas on how to incorporate the three occasions and not have it looks too busy!! Any suggestions?

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Jackie Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 5:06pm
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hi MrsMissey and welcome to CakeCentral.com! icon_biggrin.gif

you could make the sheetcake look like a quilt
Each "patchwork" is for a different occasion?

You could even pipe some "stitching" to make it look authentic

Here are some links to some other "quilt" cakes that might help:

http://magazines.ivillage.com/goodhousekeeping/recipes/desserts/articles/0,,284504_408370,00.html

http://www.ecrain.com/sugar%20and%20flour/images_new_2003/quilt%20cake.jpg
http://www.crawfordsbakery.com/bs07.jpg

here are some photos of actual quilts for ideas:
http://www.appliquequilt.com/pics/1/CTP10318_3.jpg
http://www.rogerschristianchurch.org/images/10quilt2.jpg
http://www.countryquiltco.com.au/chook_shed_4.htm

Zabrip Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 8:33pm
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A couple of questions...are they all female or male, that would help keep the design consistent like with flowers or just swirls.

You could go with a generic saying like "Congratulations and many more" That could be for both B-day and Anniv.

Is the photo of all 3 people, if it is that's great just add the picture, but if its not then it's going to look like just the people/person in the picture are being honored?

I hope I've helped, i'll keep on thinking.

MrsMissey Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 8:46pm
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Thanks for the great ideas!! I have since found out that the guy likes Harley motorcycles and the girl likes tweety..what a combination! Anyway, here is what I ended up doing...for anyone who may be in the same situation...I made a Harley magazine cover, scanned and cropped their picture in the shape of a heart, put tweety bird on a Harley and added Happy Anniversary as a headline, and Happy Birthday in another. Whew!!

Zabrip Posted 27 Aug 2004 , 1:16pm
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PERFECT! Im glad it worked out!

ameena Posted 27 Aug 2004 , 1:27pm
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Originally Posted by MrsMissey

Thanks for the great ideas!! I have since found out that the guy likes Harley motorcycles and the girl likes tweety..what a combination! Anyway, here is what I ended up doing...for anyone who may be in the same situation...I made a Harley magazine cover, scanned and cropped their picture in the shape of a heart, put tweety bird on a Harley and added Happy Anniversary as a headline, and Happy Birthday in another. Whew!!




Wow! That was fast! I usually think about cakes and draw up designs for days before I actually make the cake. icon_eek.gif

MrsMissey Posted 27 Aug 2004 , 1:39pm
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icon_rolleyes.gif ...I wasn't given much notice. They need to pick this up tonight! I am still making some last minute changes before I actually put it together! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Ladycake Posted 27 Aug 2004 , 7:30pm
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