Every month I do a full sheet cake to celebrate that months birtdays at my office for about 75 people. I try to keep it non gender specific. I am looking for some new ideas on decorating a sheet cake. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
here's a bit a out there idea.
elem. teachers are famous for their bulletin board of the month to fit a theme based on season or holiday, etc.
another one they do, is the monthly calendar.
so could do themes or could do a calendar, w/ each b-day listed on correct date.
here's a link to one of the biggest publishers of the materials that the elem. teachers use.
and here's another great source
lots of ideas for use on many kinds of cakes.
You could decorate each month's cake with that month's flower or birthstone color. Hallmark calendars (purse size booklets) have them listed & they're free at the checkout (even if you don't buy anything ).
You've probably already done this, but, how about seasonal activities--
Winter--snow, ice skating, skiing, etc.
Thanks for the ideas, especially about the calendar or that months birthstone or flower. I did think about doing something seasonal, but I feel that those birthdays are focused on the season and not the birthday. So I try to stay away from the season and celebrate the birthday with clowns, presents, "Happy Birthday" in cookies etc. I usually do something in bright colors and try to stay away from flowery, feminine cakes.
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Hey, this would probably only work for one month's cake, but I'll throw it out there & I'm sure others here will have many more (& probably better) ideas.
You could do an "office memo" cake. It could say there are birthdays this month or the date they're to be celebrated or something & list the birthday dates or names of whoever has a birthday for the month (if you list the names ).
Bakersofcakes - thanks for the idea, an office memo cake. Like it, like it!
Hey! If your office has a logo or letterhead, you might could copy it--freehand, FBCT, etc.--& put it on a "memo" cake or another cake altogether.
Just an idea that came to me.
BakersofCakes - Like the idea of the company logo, think that this will be my next cake - office memo with logo. THANKS!!!
keyboard & monitor with message on "screen"
typewriter with message on "typing paper" that's sticking out of top
you could do a sheet cake with a bunch of heads (cartoonish) wearing birthday hats and the noisy blow-thingys and have their names under each head... kinda like this emoticon - .....maybe do the hair color the same of the person's b-day (if your office is small enough).
don't know how much time you want to spend on it...you could try to model cartoon figures from fondant/mmf and have them stand around a mini-cake!
I love the calendar idea. You could put each person's name on the date of their birthday and then put a symbol of what they are know for such as gardner - rose, golfter - golf club, fisherman - fish, etc. That way you could stick with the same idea every month but people will be excited to see what each symbol will be. They could be three dimensional also. I am going to use this idea in the future.
I guess it all depends on how serious you want to be or how much fun you want to have with the cakes, but here are some more "ideas"...
For March birthdays, you could decorate with kites (in the sky) & put the names on them. It might be a stretch but March is known for its "March winds"
OR the saying "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Decorate with lion(s) & lamb(s)???
Since Easter is in April you could do a cake or maybe a "basket" with eggs in it & put the names on the eggs.
OR the saying "April showers bring May flowers." Umbrellas??? I'm thinking ducks in the rain, but that's probably better for baby showers.
You could make a Hamburger & fries cake, a Watermelon cake, a beach scene (with lawn chairs on the beach or by the pool, etc. for the summer months.
Phone & notepad cake (OR on a cake--with the names/message on the notepad)
How about a cake shaped like a desk or whatever you have in your offices. You could get as detailed as you want if you know how to do fondant/MMF (which I personally have never done, yet. )
Hey, cakesbyyou, what type of business do you work for? (Of course I understand if you don't want to say, I was just thinking that might spring more ideas. )
WOW, Bakersofcakes, I love your ideas. I work for 8 cardiologist (I'm in medical billing with about 10 others). There are about 60 nurses and medical assistants. My goal in less than 2 years is to open a cake supply and instruction shop - we don't have anything like this in my area.
I do so appreciate all of your ideas, and can't wait to bring them to life.