Jeannem Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 2:20pm
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Need to make a cake for my mom's birthday. She has 12 children, so would like to put a picture of each kid's family on the cake. Decided on two stacked hex cakes--6 pics on each. Now how can I make this look nice?? I'll probably have to make a frame for each photo...Colors?? Does someone have a pic of one they did?? TIA

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Jess155 Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 3:08pm
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Well there's one in my pics I did for my grandparent's 60th anniversary. It's probably a bit old fashioned because, well it's for old fashioned people. But I laminated the pictures so they'd stick to the bc with just a smear of bc on the back and then it doesn't ruin the pics. Everyone loved it because it was so personal.

cindy458 Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 3:38pm
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How about edible ink pictures? If you know someplace that can print them for you that might be a way to do it.

Claire138 Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 4:50pm
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Firstly congratulations for your mum, I'm one of 13 and I just don't know how my parents managed all of us, I've 3 myself and sometimes feel overwhelmed!
As to the cake, you could pipe the frames on once you stick the photos (edible images right?) I would cover both cakes in white fondant or bc and then brighten up the cake with the photos and different frames, maybe a different colour for each family? I could see where this could go totally wrong though with too many colours so maybe someone else has a better idea?

kakeladi Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 6:55pm
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Rather than each photo having a different color frame, pick 2 of her favorite colors to use. There should be NO more than 5 but preferabley 3 *total* used on the whole cake....
and Yes, white does count as a color icon_smile.gif

Jeannem Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 2:32pm
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Thanks guys for the food for thought. I do have the edible images, just trying to make it "clean" looking. 3 colors it is...

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