Combined Birthdays 50Th And 75Th

Decorating By gersie123 Updated 6 Apr 2008 , 1:12am by gersie123

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gersie123 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 4:27pm
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Hey everyone. My brother just turned 50 and my Dad is turning 75, so we are having a family dinner to celebrate the 2 birthdays, and I would like to make one cake only, tiers are fine. My brother is a business man and I had an idea to do a briefcase with money sticking out. However, my Dad was a baker and I had no ideas for his, or how to combine the 2. They are both named Jim, but are very different guys, one likes football, the other soccer, one a world traveller, one an author. icon_confused.gif
There will only be about 20 people to feed.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. The due date is april 9th

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TooMuchCake Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 8:13pm
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My mom and her husband have birthdays near each other, so one year they visited in their birthday month and I made them one small cake. I combined their ages to say something like "Happy 146th Birthday!" You could write "Happy 125th Birthday, Jims!" and put their favorite items made out of fondant as a border around the bottom of the cake. Little soccer balls, briefcases, footballs, stuff like that.

Post a pic when you get it done so we can see what you decided to do!


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bwonderful Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 8:17pm
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why don't you make a briefcase with money like you suggested but them put a mixing bowl filled with batter and a wooden spoon on top of the briefcase. You could even have splotches of batter dropping onto the briefcase. It'd be a crazy cake but probably cute. Or you could make a two layer cake that's green and make different sports balls to hold up the second tier. Put on soccer ball, baseball, and basket ball. That will include both their sports.

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kansaswolf Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 9:28pm
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Toomuchcake, I LOVE that idea! HA! Almost regardless of what else you did, you could put that inscription on it... icon_biggrin.gif

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gersie123 Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 1:12am
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Thanks for the ideas guys. I think I will go with the briefcase/suitcase of money for my brother, and I don't quite know how i would make the bowl of batter for on top, so I may just go with a book. My dad recently published a triology of books and I'll put the title of the series on the book. I really like some of the books I have seen on here. Now if I use luster dust for the lettering, do I first write with buttercream or royal?

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