Need Help With A "family" Cake For A Man's 85Th Bi

Decorating By dessert1st Updated 19 Jan 2009 , 5:12pm by dessert1st

dessert1st Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 3:16pm
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I am making a birthday cake for man's 85th birthday. His family is the most important thing to him and I'm trying to come up with a way to incorporate that into a birthday cake. It will be a small cake for about 12 people... there are 15 "people" in the family to be included in the design... so hopefully no gumpaste figures. icon_wink.gif Maybe just stick people "faces".... any ideas? He is a very simple man.

He also like jigsaw puzzles if that sparks an idea.


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bakery_chick Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 3:31pm
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I made a "family cake" for my husbands grandmother. I taped a bunch of pictures to a regular piece of paper. I don't have an edible printer so I took it Albertsons to have them make an edible image (Baskin Robbins will make one for you too.) I then cut out the pics and placed them around the cake. It was a big success. You could put individual pics around the side, and then cut a group pic into puzzle pieces and put those on the top.

dessert1st Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:12pm
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Thanks for the response,,,, I live in a very small towm without access to edible images. That's why I was thinking of stick people heads.... so I could do it myself. I wish I could use real photos though, because I don't want a juvenile look for an 85 year old man!


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