50Th Birthday Cake??

Decorating By gourmetsharon Updated 21 Nov 2011 , 9:20pm by step0nmi

gourmetsharon Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 9:46pm
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A friend's husband will be 50. She wants to include pictures throughout his life. I bought some chocolate mold frames so I was thinking I could make some frames for the edible images.

I am making 2 tiers of hexagon cake, 12" and 8". I am open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

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DianeLM Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 10:56pm
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Sounds like you've got it all figured out. A picture on each side of the cakes. Maybe a gumpaste 50 on top.

gourmetsharon Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 11:29pm
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guess I'm looking for inspiration of color or photos.

just not feeling very inspired. a big white cake with the frames? should I make the frames brown chocolate or try and make silver?

gourmetsharon Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 11:31pm
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by the way, Diane, I love your work!! I have been so inspired by your photos in your gallery and have made favorites of many.
Thanks for continuing to inspire us all!

kakeladi Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 11:41pm
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What I did a couple of times was a "This is your life" cake. I got pix from the client of the person from infant up to present. At that time there weren't any molds so what I did was wrap them in saran and glue a toothpick to the back so they stood up on the top of a loaf cake. Welllll, not just a loaf but several so the cake was 6 FT long x4Wx4H icon_smile.gif

DianeLM Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 11:55pm
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How about making the picture frames different colors to match different stages of life? Like baby blue for baby pictures, red and green for Christmas pictures, khaki green for military, school colors for college, etc. And gold for those pics that don't have a specific color scheme.

I think all of it would look nice on an ivory cake. White is too blah.

Oh, and thank you for the nice compliments!

tokazodo Posted 20 Nov 2011 , 12:21am
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One of the questions I almost always ask a customer is, "What's the birthday boys/girls favorite color?" and I use that as a jumping off point.
Often, I like using 3 colors if not more. I like them to work together.
When I think of guys and 50th birthdays, I think black, gold (pearl dust) tan.
Or blues, browns, stripes and stars work too.
You can look at scrap booking paper/pages to get inspired and I am sure there are plenty online.

I really like your idea of putting pictures on the hex- pans. I am thinking classic-antique kind of stuff and i would be careful of blending too much color. (just my taste/style)
Will your photos be in color or black and white? That might be a consideration with your color palette choice.
Like a man's office. Black leather, dark brown wooden furniture, the rich jewel tones you would see in a book case.

Just some thoughts, I hope it helps.

gourmetsharon Posted 20 Nov 2011 , 1:26am
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Thanks ladies!!

I will talk with my friend and see what she likes. but you all definitely have some great thoughts and given me something to think about.

I'm not as good as y'all but working on it! thanks for being great inspiration!

Kathy99 Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 5:00am
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Hi gourmetsharon. Sounds good so far. I would do a google picture search. It will give you some great ideas what others have done.

Hope that helps icon_smile.gif

step0nmi Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 6:08am
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why not something classy like a black and white theme? you could event add a silver or gold element to jazz it up a bit! then the photos could be black and white or sepia and really stand out icon_wink.gif good luck!

gourmetsharon Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 7:28pm
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I will definitely remember that for the next cake! I like that!

but "classy" isn't exactly how I would define this gentleman though.
thanks for sharing!

step0nmi Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by gourmetsharon

I will definitely remember that for the next cake! I like that!

but "classy" isn't exactly how I would define this gentleman though.
thanks for sharing!

icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif guess i was a little off on the direction there icon_wink.gif

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