Debi's 50Th Birthday!

Decorating By indydebi Updated 19 Jan 2009 , 8:18am by veejaytx

indydebi Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 1:45am
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Well, it's all done! Made my 3-tier birthday cake for my fraternity guys this weekend!

3 tiers, 2 of them fondant (square), in bright purple and bright yellow!! I didn't have time to buy the feathers and boas I wanted ( icon_cry.gif ), but I got lots of compliments on the cake .... I caught a number of them just standing there studying and admiring it (and this was a room of 169 college guys ..... guys dont' normally notice cake, ya know!) icon_biggrin.gif

The picture bugged me for a few minutes ... the bottom tier ribbon looks like there's a bulge in it .... until I realized it's just the reflection on the silver plateau! icon_redface.gif I also had planned to wrap the pillars in fondant to match the cake and to soften the bright white look, but didn't have time.

The "50" was cut from fondant and sprayed with PME gold luster dust. I used BC to attach them to plastic coffee stirrers that were pushed down into the cake.

It wasn't as gaudy as I wanted it to be, because I was just jammed with getting ready for the 3-day catering (it takes me 2 days just to move equipment and supplies into the facility). I love using the PME luster dust spray and it's motivated me to get an airbrush really soon!!

They gave me a fraternity winter vest with the fraternity name embroidered on it and said, "Well you ARE one of us, you know!" icon_biggrin.gif They all sang happy birthday to me, and I told them, "THis is every old ladies' dream .... to share her birthday with a roomful of young, good looking college guys!" icon_lol.gif

On my Flickr site, there is a great pic of 2 of the frat guys in line for cake with a fabulous look on their faces! Check it out! icon_lol.gif

21 replies
JGMB Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 1:55am
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It's great that you got to have a wonderful birthday celebration, complete with adoring (and adorable!) young men!!!! Happy, happy, happy birthday to you!

lolobell Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 1:57am
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Happy Birthday and WONDERFUL job on the cake! You are an artist without a doubt!

GI Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 2:01am
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I remember your story/post of your birthday, there little missy! icon_biggrin.gif

Wow, my kinda woman...birthday cake...birthday GUYS...lots of birthday young guys...hmm gooood!!! icon_biggrin.gif

edited to add: oops, yep great cake, too! icon_redface.gif

Win Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 2:09am
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I love the colors and the way the tiers are offset. Question from a total novice when it comes to big 'ole cakes like this... the bottom tier looks grided (is that a word?) Is that for cutting purposes? It looks so uniform and precisely the right size for serving pieces.

JessDesserts Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 2:09am
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your cake is beautiful.


chassidyg Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 2:30am
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Happy Birthday Debi!!!! What a sweet bunch of guys! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, and at least get to relax a little tonight! love the cake!

Doug Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 2:33am
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hippo birdie two ewes!

indydebi Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 2:37am
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Originally Posted by chassidyg

Happy Birthday Debi!!!! What a sweet bunch of guys! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, and at least get to relax a little tonight! love the cake!

icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Saturday was a 14 hour day. Sunday was rise-n-shine up bright-n-early. By the time it was done with a big breakfast, clean up, pack up, and get back to the shop then home, I crashed on the couch for a 5 hour nap!!

zubia Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:08am
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happy birthday. birthday.gifbirthday.gif

tinygoose Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:16am
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Happy Birthday Debi!!

Susie53 Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:22am
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Happy Birthday!!!

arwa Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:23am
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Happy Birthday!

FromScratch Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:26am
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JanH Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 6:30am
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birthday.gifparty.gif Happy belated birthday, Debi. party.gifbirthday.gif

Frankyola Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 6:42am
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HAPPY B-DAY DEBY!!! birthday.gifparty.gif

Wiltonlady Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 6:46am
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I hope your Birthday was WONDERFUL!

PatricesPieces Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 7:02am
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Here's to one lady who knows how to celebrate. Happy Birthday Debi.

Martina Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 7:20am
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Happy birthday Debi! party.gif

xstitcher Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 7:45am
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Happy Birthday Debi, hope you had a great day! birthday.gifbirthday.gif

Great job on the cake! thumbs_up.gif

sayhellojana Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 8:14am
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I love the cake! spending your birthday with a bunch of young men doesn't sound too bad at all icon_wink.gif


veejaytx Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 8:18am
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Happy Birthday, Debi, and many more wonderful ones to come! Great cake, by the way!

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