Need Ideas For Bd Cake For Multiple People

Decorating By rothells Updated 3 Jan 2014 , 11:31pm by asianyoushi

rothells Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 4:55am
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I have a family that celebrates all the birthdays each month at once with a big family dinner and of course birthday cake. They order their cake each time from me, and I am starting to run out of creative ideas. There is always a combination of men, women and kids each month, so it makes it  harder to keep it, kid friendly, and not too girly for the men at the same time.  I have done game themes, like scrabble boards,  small fondant presents on the cake with each persons name on the presents, balloons with names, candles, a film reel with pictures, well, you get the idea. I really don't want to repeat themes since it is for the same family each month. Does anyone out there have any ideas off the top of their heads they would mind sending my way?! I  am loosing my creativity on this one!

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KLCCrafts Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 12:39pm
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Depending on how many people have birthdays that month you could make a cake shape with the same number of sides and give each person a side with a few decorations that match their interests/hobbies.  So for 3 people a triangle, for 4 a square, etc. Then something generic on top like a bow.


Or what about doing smaller separate cakes?  Maybe featuring their first initial so they are all cohesive yet individualized?  Or instead of their initial you could do their age numeral (if the birthday people aren't sensitive to that stat!)



MyFairDiva Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 12:47pm
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AWow that must be one big family! I guess it depends on how big the cake is, and the space you have to play with.

How about if you make each birthday boy and girl as modeled figures around the cake, like sitting on the edge of it, or holding a sigh with the age they're turning, or leaning on the numbers too. Maybe they could be holding a string of bunting flags around the cake that said "Happy birthday".

rothells Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 4:25pm
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Cute ideas, love the idea of giving each person a side, but there are 8 birthdays this month. Ohhh,  I guess it would work if I did a two tier and used square pans!, also love the idea of the figures, but I  think i'll have to wait for a month with less birthdays, and I am sooooo slooow at trying to make figures. lol I'd never get 8 done in a timely manner. lol

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 4:36pm
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books on a book shelf


puppies in a kennel


flowers and herbs in a garden


seats on an airplane


sea shells on the shore


coats in the closet


leaves on a branch


lights on a street


windows on a building


colors on the artist palette


soft drinks in the fridge


soup cans in the cupboard


a gas pump--the ages could be octane levels 


ducks on the pond


footprints/rocks on the mountain path


bricks in the foundation


hats on a hat rack


clothes hanging on a clothes line


cookies on a plate


energy pills spilling out of a bottle


potato chips spilling out of a bag -- make me this one ;)


for an all ladies month--do pearls/gems on a necklace


for an all guys month do a tool chest


for all young ones do a party bus


do electronic devices


movie posters


for older ones do a bingo game--names on the different cards 'bingo' the ages


for older ones do daisies w/simple faces ;)


that ought to help for a while 


eggs in a nest or in an egg carton, apples in a bushel


ok i'll try & shut it off now--but i might be back...

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 4:40pm
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snowflakes rolling into a big snowball with their name on it, raindrops falling into a barell that has their last name/s on it, tornados skipping along the ground, waves on the sea shore with a drifwood washed up with last name on it

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 4:42pm
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one tornado with vehicles and houses whirling around in it

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 4:46pm
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this is a good one for july--a stalk of corn! with all kinds of ear on it


"'knee high by the fourth of july"

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 4:48pm
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for cold weather a thermometer with their ages listed


snowflakes falling off a branch


--need to find my 'off' switch heheheh

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 4:50pm
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a weather map with highs & lows (their ages) listed for the different cities (their names)


i'm done done donedone done fini

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 5:07pm
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coins in a wallet...

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 5:16pm
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coins in a fountain...

dynee Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 6:08pm
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love this thread.  K8...too much coffee?  great suggestions!:grin:

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 6:52pm
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Originally Posted by dynee 

love this thread.  K8...too much coffee?  great suggestions!:grin:



and i'm already on half caf--hahaha


too much time--life is so imbalanced i coulda used this time when the kids were in school and i was working two jobs--


i'm excited about the big new beautiful year stretching out ahead too--

rothells Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 7:02pm
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wow, K8memphis, you will keep me going on monthly birthday for the next two years lol thanks for all the ideas!

SweetCarolines Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 7:46pm
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K8, you should write a book with all these ideas! lol

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 8:26pm
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birds sitting on a fence


stars in the sky


planets (b-day peeps) orbiting the sun (name of family)


ok --turning it off officially--so done


hand prints in the sidewalk


a wall full of  measuring sticks where the family records the height of the b-day peep


over and out


tributaries off of a river

cakealicious7 Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 8:34pm
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AK8 on a roll!!!!!

asianyoushi Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 11:31pm
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i would have just done cupcakes so all the bdays get their own personalized cake. while the rest of the family just had a simple swirl cupcake in matching color theme.... those ideas are amazing though... may have to use that for august in my family...

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