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.



luggage label



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?


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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