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. Maybe just stick people "faces".... any ideas? He is a very simple man.
He also like jigsaw puzzles if that sparks an idea.
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.
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!