a_blonde_betty_boop Posted 26 Feb 2005 , 8:53pm
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I am planning a family reunion in June and I am trying to come up with a good idea for a cake. I have a large family so I know i'm gonna have to have a huge cake....but I'm also new at this so I don't want to do anything to complicated. I'm trying to impress...not embarrasse myself lol. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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blessBeckysbaking Posted 26 Feb 2005 , 9:08pm
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You can try a family tree with round faces on the many different branches and leaves seen it in one of the wilton course books can't remember what course it was in good luck

m0use Posted 27 Feb 2005 , 12:26am
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Ok...here's an idea....but depending on how ambitious you are, its up to you if you want to use it...
Take a large sheet cake and ice it green for grass. Then create a 3-D tree cake, make the leaves just one big bumpy things iced green, and ice the names on the tree OR get a small head shot of everyone that is in your family and have those printed into edible images, cut them out and place them on the tree. Anybody missing a picture will just have to have their name placed onto the cake instead. Place a post secured well to the cake board and place the tree over that onto the sheet cake so that it does not tip over....
Hope this gets the ball rolling!

nashsmom Posted 27 Feb 2005 , 2:49am
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The family tree cake is in the Wilton Course 1 book. If you would like, I can scan into my computer & email to you. Just let me know. Happy to help.

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 27 Feb 2005 , 3:34am
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Or you might go in another direction and do cookies as favors. Knowing much more about cookies than I do cake, I make favors for everyone at our yearly family reunion. We're Italian, so I've done cookies in the shape of Italy and the Italian flag and written the family name across it. I then put the cookies in cello bags and tied it with printed ribbon that had the the family name, year, and location of the reunion on it.

tcturtleshell Posted 27 Feb 2005 , 10:21pm
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I'm also doing a cake for my family reunion. I'm going to do the family tree wilton one or a family tree that you would find in a baby book. I'll probably go w/ the wilton one because the other has a lot of writing & not enough color. That's an idea. good luck

a_blonde_betty_boop Posted 27 Feb 2005 , 10:56pm
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I really appreciate all the good ideas....and Nash if you wouldn't mind I would love for you too email that to me.....I'm the type of person that has to see something to be able to do it! My email is a_blonde_betty_boop@yahoo.com And again thanks to everyone.

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nashsmom Posted 27 Feb 2005 , 11:27pm
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Picture and instructions are on their way to you. I included the pic of the cupcakes I remembered from Course 2 which would go great with the cake if you needed more servings. Have fun!

m0use Posted 28 Feb 2005 , 1:37pm
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I was looking through some of my files, and I saw a pic of a wilton cake that I had saved to use as inspiration. It's a sheet cake iced green (for grass) and they made the people, kids, and animals all out of cookies, and then stuck it on the cake.
Here's the link for the pic: http://www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/misc/picnicposse.cfm

flayvurdfun Posted 3 Mar 2005 , 2:52pm

I'm not too creative so dont club me if its a boring idea.... how about a sort of memory cake? Meaning pics of different family members on it using edible image? I know I know........... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
sorry!

a_blonde_betty_boop Posted 3 Mar 2005 , 2:55pm

it 's not a broing idea......it's a great idea! I'm keeping all possibilities so I'll take any ideas I can get. I'm really not creative at all lol Thanks for everyones ideas, I really appreciate them thumbs_up.gif

thecakemaker Posted 3 Mar 2005 , 3:09pm

I'm making a cake for a scrapbooking party that I'm going to set up like a scrapbook or family photo album. If you have pictures of different family members you can use edible images and make buttercream or fondant "frames" around them and then use fondant or buttercream to decorate the "scrapbook" page with family sayings, etc.

Debbie

Mchelle Posted 3 Mar 2005 , 4:08pm

Here are two that I found surfing the net, HTH

http://www.sweetcakes4u.com/Web%20Pictures/Web%20L%20-%20Family%20Reunion%20Cake%20for%20Gina.jpg

http://www.lhcakes.com/occasion.htm

AimeeA Posted 3 Mar 2005 , 4:17pm

I like the memory cake idea!! thumbs_up.gif

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