Single Mom Of 5-Son's 12 Birthday Cake--I Need Ideas???

Decorating By CakeFrog Updated 5 Nov 2008 , 4:48pm by CakeFrog

CakeFrog Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 5:36am
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One of my good friends is a single mom of 5 her son is having a birthday, they have been through a lot the past few years and I volunteered to make him a cake. I have no ideas though...he will be 12 what do kids that age like? He likes to ride bikes, play computer games, and toss around a football. He is so amazing to help take care of his sibs, and I think he deserves an awesome cake. But what?? Ideas Welcome

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jammjenks Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 1:51pm
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xstitcher Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 5:15am
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What I would do is do a search in the galleries and see what type of cakes you can find for the things he likes to do and see if there is anything on there that you would like to try also. I'm sure he will appreciate anything you do though!

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lepaz Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 5:52am
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OMG!!! What boy doesn't love video games!!?!! It's a sure thing!! Maybe an X-Box console? I would say a Wii but that would be tough to stand a cake up, unless the cake is the foundation and you shaped one out of fondant or gum paste??? Sounds like this kids deserves a great cake. Good luck and it is really nice of you!

GI Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 6:37am
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http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1162017


So how about a skateboard cake? I tried to put the pix right here so you wouldn't have to click on it. This is one big-a** cake! icon_eek.gif With him being 12, all his buddies, sibs, the neighbor kids, parents, grownups, etc., this is one big impressive cake for any boy!

His friends will be talking about it 4-ever! And its not too difficult to put together! (If I could do it, so can you! icon_biggrin.gif )

7yyrt Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:12pm
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Take a look at this page of 36 video game cakes, different styles and skills. http://www.flickr.com/photos/heroinesheik/372825850/
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There are closeups of all of them.

GI Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 4:21pm
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7yyrt - how in the world did you post all those pix like that! That is a cool computer trick icon_smile.gif

Baking_Booth Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 11:37pm
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You might try asking his mom for something more specific like fav football team or call and talk to him. That's what I try to do. Kids always have cool ideas that the parents wouldn't even think of! icon_biggrin.gif

7yyrt Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 2:14am
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That one was like that on the page, but you could just do a screen capture, and create one with a Paint program.

GI Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 5:55am
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Very cool. I've used Paint program at work. (not on cakes, tho!)

CakeFrog Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 4:04pm
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Wow thanks so much to all for your ideas !!!! Especially 7yyrt your awesome to send that paint pic. I felt like I was looking for a needle in a haystack doing search after search. Great suggestion though I will talk to him more and his mom to get more direction.

GI Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 7:35pm
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Originally Posted by Tisoy

Wow thanks so much to all for your ideas !!!! Especially 7yyrt your awesome to send that paint pic. I felt like I was looking for a needle in a haystack doing search after search. Great suggestion though I will talk to him more and his mom to get more direction.




Be sure to post your picture! Welcome to CC icon_biggrin.gif

CakeFrog Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 4:20am
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Defiantly will post how ever his cake turns out. Even if its a flop icon_smile.gif I really liked the skateboarding cake but he loves loves star wars so I am going that direction. thumbs_up.gif

CakeFrog Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 3:44am
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The final cake was a flop I put it off and put it off and ran out of time in the end, Using 8 inch instead of 6 inch pans was a huge mistake, although I didn't like it, the kids loved it and were so excited!! His reaction and joy made all worth it for sure. I can't figure out how to post it on here but its in with my pics.
THANKS to all for helping me brainstorm when I was at a loss.

CakeFrog Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 4:48pm
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