Telephone Co. Retirement Cake - Help! Need Ideas

Decorating By katskreations Updated 26 Jul 2005 , 8:46pm by katskreations

katskreations Posted 24 Jul 2005 , 10:43pm
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I need to make a retirement cake for about 65-100 people, for a man retiring from the phone company. It is for my friends father so I'd really like it to be nice, but I'm drawing a blank. Please send me some ideas, I'd really appreciate all the help I can get!!!

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traci Posted 24 Jul 2005 , 11:03pm
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Does the company have a logo? I would think a sheet cake with the logo in the middle would be nice. If it is going to be kind of a fun could always add some kind of telephone reciever with a curly cord or something like that. That is all I can think of right now. icon_smile.gif

jjandascog Posted 24 Jul 2005 , 11:30pm
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I would probably try to figure out a way to make a 3-D antique telephone...the kind that was a wooden rectangular box that hung on the wall and had the black cup? that you put to your ear. I keep picturing a scene from Little House on the Prairie...

CakesByEllen Posted 25 Jul 2005 , 3:45pm
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I did an anniversary cake that might suit too. It was just the company logo. One thing that would be fun would be to find out what all the companies he worked for were and put their logos on. It could be he worked for 5 or more companies that were merged/acquired into his current company. He would probably get a kick out of all the "old" logos. It would certainly get the conversations rolling.

The cake is the AT&T one with the logo and blue roses under my pictures.

Good Luck!

sheilaattaway Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 4:54am
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You could so a phone, big enough to feed 100

cakeconfections Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 5:07am
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i like the ideas above but maybe put a saying like "Its time to hang-up and say good bye. Happy Retirement"

sheilaattaway Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 5:34am
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Oh yeah, I love that idea that cute

gma1956 Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 6:13am
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Originally Posted by cakeconfections

i like the ideas above but maybe put a saying like "Its time to hang-up and say good bye. Happy Retirement"

That is great. I really like that saying.

Maybe you could reproduce a old desk phone.

antonia74 Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 11:49am
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I posted a telephone cake last month. Crappy photo, but the cake was cute!

Check out my photo section, as I can't seem to post it right here.

katskreations Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 8:46pm
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you guys are great! thanks for the input. i just talked to my friend again and she is hoping for a black dial desk phone. I think I may try to make a 3-d one with the receiver off the hook. If I put this on a sheet cake maybe it'll work - If anyone has any tips please let me know. Also, do you think it would be easier in buttercream or mmf for the phone?

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