Ideas wanted for 80th birthday cake

Decorating By cakemonstercakes Updated 1 Mar 2014 , 8:30am by cakemonstercakes

cakemonstercakes Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 8:35am
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I have been asked to do a cake for an 80 year old lady incorporating key points in her life - I have all of these random things but am struggling how to put them together cohesively.

 

photos

luggage label

knitting

gardening

school badge

sisters wedding dress

 

Any ideas would be gratefully accepted

9 replies
tomsann Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 2:11pm
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HI, Just an idea but maybe several small cakes each with a different theme????

nanasmom Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 2:32pm
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For some reason, my number one requested cake is number cakes with little fondant pieces on it to personalize it.

 

What I usually end up doing is pick a few small things from each area/interest and position them together on the cake.  I would need more info to help you develop that idea for the interests you wrote but I can give you an example of one I did recently.

 

70 shaped cake

these were my "little groups" of things:

1)  sewing machine, spool of thread, buttons

2)  stack of books, ruler, apple

3) rolling pin, wooden spoon, little tiered cake

 

Good Luck!

cakemonstercakes Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 8:35pm
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I like the idea of little groups of things for each - Im gonna get my thinking cap on around that idea. Cake isn't until July but will post when its done

 

More ideas appreciated from anyone

theresaf Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 9:47pm
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How about a quilt where all different sections can be represented as patchwork?

Theresa

cakechemist Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 1:28am
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AWhat about a suitcase cake with the luggage label, school badge and photos on the side and the other things (wedding dress, ball of yarn & knitting needles, and gardening gloves) "falling out" of the slightly open suitcase?

cakemonstercakes Posted 1 Mar 2014 , 8:28am
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Thanks for you post, all of the key parts will either be edible images, gumpaste or modelling chocolate - it is a way to put them together without seeming 'just chucked on' that I am after.

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