Suggestions Needed

Decorating By maude Updated 24 May 2010 , 7:02pm by maude

maude Posted 21 May 2010 , 4:52pm
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I have a request to make a cake for a "newly found" family member. The client wants a sheet cake but also wants writing. The problem is what do you write for such and occasion. She has asked me for suggestions, but I am not sure what would be appropriate. I thought of suggesting decorating only and no writing. What do you guys think.

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tiggerjo Posted 21 May 2010 , 5:05pm
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welcome back to the family.

JenniCakesAZ Posted 21 May 2010 , 5:14pm
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maybe "so glad we found you" or "welcome to the family"......hmmm this one is stumping me. good luck!

carmijok Posted 21 May 2010 , 5:16pm
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Did they return or is it someone that has been discovered to be a family member that did not know before?
Welcome to the Family or Welcome Home are some thoughts.
Or just their name and a beautiful cake design.

Spuddysmom Posted 21 May 2010 , 5:23pm
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I agree - "welcome to the family" and/or "welcome home" with the person's name sounds great.

eatCakes Posted 21 May 2010 , 5:34pm
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I was going to say Welcome to the Family, but I think Welcome Home sounds better. icon_biggrin.gif

Darthburn Posted 21 May 2010 , 6:15pm
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As a person who recently encountered this exact situation (adopted when young, my birth sister researched and found me) I would think the "Welcome Home" would be a very nice sentiment.

Rusti Posted 21 May 2010 , 7:06pm
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I don't know if this has anything to do with a family reunion or genealogy but if it does our phrase when we find a "new" realative is "Hello Cousin" or Welcome to our Family Tree".

lilrhodybaker Posted 21 May 2010 , 7:14pm
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I like "Welcome Home" with the family members name icon_smile.gif

sweettoothbre Posted 21 May 2010 , 7:33pm
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I like the idea of "Welcome to the Family Tree"

deah Posted 21 May 2010 , 7:39pm
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Originally Posted by sweettoothbre

I like the idea of "Welcome to the Family Tree"

and then depending on were the family is from you could add "See, the tree does fork!" LOL I know, that was awful but it was what I was thinking and I had to share.

Eisskween Posted 21 May 2010 , 7:47pm
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How creative are you?

A miner panning for gold with a big piece of gold in the pan saying "YOU" or their name in gold.

A field of clover with someone picking the only four leaf clover and saying something like "We finally found you."

Comedy, someone looking behind a couch and saying "there you are."

Or a "Where's Waldo" type theme with all little heads and an arrow pointing to one that looks like the family member.

Or a puzzle with an offset piece, saying "we're finally together."

The operative word is missing or hidden in the theme. Let us know what you come up with. I love things like this. Sorry about the brainstorming.

iamcakin Posted 21 May 2010 , 8:16pm
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eisskween, I love these!!!

I'm saving this thread in hopes that I get to use one of them...


maude Posted 21 May 2010 , 10:13pm
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I knew you guys would come up with some great ideas. I will let you know what we decide. Thanks

maude Posted 24 May 2010 , 7:02pm
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Spoke with my customer today and she has decided to just have a simple cake with roses that says "we're together at last". I was kinda looking forward to doing something a little more creative after reading the suggestions you guys gave, well maybe next time.

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