tarheel Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 8:34pm
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I need ideas for a birthday cake for an older man who is a mechanic/mr fix it type of person. He works on tractors, lawn mowers and sewing machines. Any ideas appreciated!

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veejaytx Posted 11 Jun 2005 , 7:31pm
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I've been racking my brain for ideas along this line for my stepfather for father's day, and haven't come up with anything that really works for me.

The one that sticks in my mind here on CC the dragonwarlord did with a tool belt and tools and it was great, but my stepfather doesn't use a tool belt! Maybe we could make a tool box, that should be easy enough...and there are candy molds for the tools!

Anyway, this will move up top, maybe somebody will help us both out! Janice

tarheel Posted 13 Jun 2005 , 5:49pm
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Thanks for your reply. I'm ususally somewhat creative but am stuck...I had decided I'd buy a small tractor, lawn mower and sewing machine...place on the cake and scatter tools around...that would be quick and simple...until I tried to find the small toys! So, I'm back looking for suggestions!

smileyface Posted 13 Jun 2005 , 7:05pm
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Tarheel?? Are you from NC? Just curious, I am in NC.

Wilton makes candy melt molds for tools. They are pretty cute, I saw them last week in a store near me. I am pretty sure I have seen a cake or two on this website using tool molds. Maybe you can pick one up and use the ideas from here or somewhere else to make a cake. I also saw a cake here where someone made tools from fondant. Maybe you can find a neat BCT to do, those are great.

Good Luck!

tarheel Posted 29 Jun 2005 , 5:31pm
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Thanks for the suggestions.

And, yes, I'm from NC. A true tarheel that bleeds blue....UNC Class of "85....opps...telling my age!

brennafaye Posted 29 Jun 2005 , 5:55pm
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if you like character pans there is the Little Hero pan from Wilton that you could make in a person holding a tool or wrench or something like that. Possible a 1/3 or 1/2 sheet cake underneath it with some of the other accessories you were talking about.

sheilaattaway Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 4:44am
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I have a few pictures of cakes i found that might help
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sheilaattaway Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 4:45am
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I have a few pictures of cakes i found that might help
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