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!
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!)
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".
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
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
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...
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
one tornado with vehicles and houses whirling around in it
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"
for cold weather a thermometer with their ages listed
snowflakes falling off a branch
--need to find my 'off' switch heheheh
a weather map with highs & lows (their ages) listed for the different cities (their names)
i'm done done donedone done fini
coins in a wallet...
coins in a fountain...
love this thread. K8...too much coffee? great suggestions!
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--
wow, K8memphis, you will keep me going on monthly birthday for the next two years lol thanks for all the ideas!
K8, you should write a book with all these ideas! lol
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
AK8 on a roll!!!!!
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...