Ideas For 60Th Anniversary

Decorating By BlueRose8302 Updated 27 Feb 2012 , 1:55pm by BlueRose8302

BlueRose8302 Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 9:34pm
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In a few weeks, my grandparents will celebrate their 60th anniversary! My father and aunt are putting together a party for them and I am to bring a "wedding" cake. No other ideas, colors, flavors or suggestions were made. I know it doesn't need to be all the big....maybe 45 people tops....and this is not a very fancy crowd. I have heard my aunt refer to fondant as "plastic" so I am thinking a buttercream cake. Other than that--I feel like a kid lost in a store and I don't know what to do!

These two love birds live on a farm and own a florist. Very sweet and casual people who didn't have a wedding cake when they got married.

What should I do? I am not the most skilled cake artist in the land--but I do have fun and I want to make a nice cake. I just wanted to see if anyone had some good suggestions out there! Thanks so much for your help! icon_biggrin.gif

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MsGF Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 10:20pm
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This is interesting, maybe it can be incorporated into a the cake.

http://marriage.about.com/od/60thweddinganniversary/p/60anniv.htm

This is interesting too:

60TH ANNIVERSARY FLOWER MEANING

Orchids - Means love, beauty, wisdom, thoughtfulness, refinement, luxury, strength, rare beauty, magnificence beautiful lady, mature charm and long life.

It is also the "Chinese symbol for many children."

My parents are getting there too, maybe I should start thinking about it now.

Google Image, 60th Wedding Anniversary Cakes

Good Luck

CreativeCakesbyMichelle Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 11:10pm
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Originally Posted by BlueRose8302

These two love birds live on a farm and own a florist. Very sweet and casual people who didn't have a wedding cake when they got married.




How about a cake with "love birds" on the top, maybe in a nest, and branches with flowers on the sides? That might kind of tie in the florist and living on a farm. And I think the love bird cakes are so cute icon_smile.gif

Maybe something like these:
http://www.cakesbysueonline.com/_/rsrc/1306292276420/tealbirds/TealBirdsM.jpg?height=320&width=256

http://www.creative-theme-wedding-ideas.com/images/LTECCherryBlossomBirdCake.jpg


**Edited to fix link that didn't work

BlueRose8302 Posted 27 Feb 2012 , 1:55pm
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Thank you, everyone!

I really like the idea of the orchids...never made one before so I may have to do some research. The nest is also a good idea--they always have all their "kids" come back for every party and keep different kinds of birds, too.

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