sweettreats36 Posted 31 Jul 2012 , 10:57pm
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I am in desperate need of a cake idea for a woman's birthday but also a celebration of her surviving brain surgery. I am so lost, I don't want to make the cake dark because it is celebrating her birth and then another chance at life. Someone please help. icon_sad.gif

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milkmaid42 Posted 31 Jul 2012 , 11:48pm
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Could you do an image of a Phoenix Bird? It symbolizes a rebirth... you could even soften the effect with lots of gumpaste flowers. I googled the phoenix bird images and there are a lot to take ideas from. You could make it as stylized as you wish.

I think this would be a fun cake to do, as it is really a joyful occasion.

Jan

kakeladi Posted 1 Aug 2012 , 12:10am
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Does it really have to incorporate the brain surgery? Why not just a very lovely floral?

DeniseNH Posted 1 Aug 2012 , 12:23am
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I agree. It's about her birthday not a traumatic event she's just undergone. Make it bright, fun - like the rest of her life is going to be.

Chellescakes Posted 1 Aug 2012 , 1:04pm
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As someone that has survived brain surgery, I would go with something lovely and bright , and put the focus on the birthday.

sweettreats36 Posted 1 Aug 2012 , 1:20pm
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Thanks everyone for the advice, I'm thinking the samething. thumbs_up.gif

jeartist Posted 1 Aug 2012 , 1:37pm
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Undergoing chemo right now and I can tell you that affirmations are very uplifting. Maybe you could find a short affirmation of life to incorporate into the design somehow.

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