If You Could Make Anything

Decorating By thecakestand Updated 22 Apr 2011 , 6:26am by thecakestand

thecakestand Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 2:41am
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If you could make anything you wanted to for a 9 year old girls birthday, what would you make?

I joined an organization that makes birthday cakes for foster children, but they can't give us any info other than name and age. I'm afraid I'll pick something she hates!!! lol help please?

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CAC74 Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 2:59am
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That's a tough one.... but I'd maybe stay away from any characters or specific themes. I'd stick with generic shapes like polka dots, stripes, etc for decoration, and use vibrant colors like pink, purple, light green, etc. Fancy it up with some fun colors and I'm sure she'll LOVE it. icon_biggrin.gif

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 12:53pm
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Maybe try to avoid all pink. Pink or lavender accents would be find, but add other colors, too.  Some of my daughter's friends are sick of pink.
Aqua blue or turquoise and lime green combination is very popular right now.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1478003

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1795164


There's the animal print option. Oh, my 9-year old daughter just told me that is for 'teen agers'!
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1429167

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I would not do something make-up, shoe, purse, cell phone, or fashion related as many girls are not into this sort of thing yet. My daughter just turned nine and if she got that kind of cake, she would not like it. (her birthday party was sushi themed; she's a bit different than most.)


 Daisies, ribbon roses, or other fun flowers are good. Fancy roses or realistic probably would look too old-fashioned. Not too flowery though, just some accents. Maybe a lime green, hot pink, or bright purple geerbera daisy would be fun.


The idea of dots and stripes is good. Squiggly lines are good too.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1947753

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1192353


If you are doing a sheet cake, then something like these would be good. This idea of having a decorative side, then some kind of strip or bow to separate the writing area really appeals to my daughter. She said it looks fun.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1059533

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1209876

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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1204337

mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 1:20pm
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I would think anything with a pic of Justin Beiber on would go down well!!! icon_lol.gif

kwebbeltje Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 1:25pm
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maybe you can ask what she absolutely does not like?

thecakestand Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 4:59pm
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Wow thanks for all those great ideas!

I wish I could ask, but the lady that runs the organization has no contact with the parents or the child. She just gets a list from DHS of the names and ages and that is all.

Sorelle Posted 11 Apr 2011 , 5:28pm
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I also bake for foster kids the social worker told me their interest and style, favorite colors they just can't tell you last name. If the social worker didn't offer this info I bet you they just didn't think of it. They just need to ask the child and relay the info to you. Sometimes the worker doesn't bother because they are busy, but I'd ask anyway. Before baking, I was a foster parent for 12 yrs. I wish someone had done this for my kids.
Kudos for you!

thecakestand Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 6:26am
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Thanks again for all the suggestions. I posted a pic of the finished cake in my pics. It is the blue and black sheet cake.

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