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!)

 

HTH

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

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

coins in a wallet...

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 5:16pm

coins in a fountain...

dynee Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 6:08pm

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

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 6:52pm
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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

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

K8, you should write a book with all these ideas! lol

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 8:26pm

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

AK8 on a roll!!!!!

asianyoushi Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 11:31pm

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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