100 Years Old!!!

Decorating By aliciag Updated 1 Jun 2008 , 9:06pm by aliciag

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aliciag Posted 23 May 2008 , 3:11pm
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My DH GM is turning 100 in 2 months!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

I want to make her the biggest and most beautiful cake she has ever seen! Remember, I am competing against 99 other cakes! lol icon_lol.gif

I've been looking and looking at pictures and I just can't find THE ONE.

To me, this is way more important than a wedding cake. It will probably be the only 100th birthday we will ever celebrate.

I would love suggestions or pictures of cake that makes you go icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

I want it to be big and bright.

Thank you!

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diane Posted 24 May 2008 , 8:03am
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take a look at carrie's cakes.
she has some of the most amazing and beautiful cakes. thumbs_up.gif

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barbaranoel Posted 25 May 2008 , 1:52am
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For dh's gm's 90th birthday I made a "Family Tree" cake - I put every kid, grandkid and great grand kid's name on a leaf on the cake - each branch of the cake was one line of the family -

the picture is in my photos


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nikki72905 Posted 25 May 2008 , 5:24am
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the traditional gift for a 100th anniversary is : 100th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts:
Modern Gifts: 10K Diamond

This could be translated into a birthday celebration

You could make a tiered cake with a large "diamond" shapped cake on the top painted with pearl luster dust and glitter dust (to make it sparkle)

The layers could be a deep gold with sparkly accents

I don't know if this helps, but I know you will come up with something wonderful

Another idea is a college on the cake of her life moments...

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ANicole Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:32am
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I think a collage is most fitting. You could make it BEAUTIFUL by using fondant and placing black and white pictures on it, using fresh flowers. I love pictures....... especially old ones! Plus, it would be so much fun for the whole family to look at and reminisce.

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imakecakes Posted 26 May 2008 , 12:08pm
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I went to the link above for carrie's cakes and... WOW!! they are gorgeous!

Right away, I found this cake in the special occasions/showers gallery. You could put pcs of her and her family all around. I love, love , love this cake!!
Arg!! It won't let me copy/paste it here, but if you go to that gallery, it's a 3 tiered cake with yellow roses on top, photos around the sides and some beautiful writing.

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aliciag Posted 27 May 2008 , 6:43pm
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Carrie's cakes are beautiful! thank you for the link.

The family tree is a great idea for a big family but with only one kid and one grandkid it's kinda sad.lol icon_lol.gif

The collage would be awsome if I had old pictures of her but no one could find any so I need to go with something else.

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janine1972 Posted 27 May 2008 , 6:58pm
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Why not make a cake that represents what she has done and been in life
her hobbies depicted, her jobs - if any or even being a mom, her garden she loved, and stuff like that = memories for her to enjoy in more than one way - lol

for eg, have a 3 tiered cake, the bottom one , about her marraige and her baby - when he was a baby lol, and then second one where she did her hobbies - eg sewing or gardening etc, third one - your memories of her, and what she means to you!!
you could write it or make gum paste things etc

oooh i dont quiet know how to explain it!!!! sorry

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myslady Posted 27 May 2008 , 7:25pm
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if you check out wilton's forum. cakeacasion posted a cake recently and they did a cake for someone's 100 birthday.

I think the cake is very beautiful

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Rincewind Posted 27 May 2008 , 7:33pm
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I think a design centered around a hundred flowers would be really nice. I've seen cakes covered with apple blossoms- so pretty! I love the idea of one with violets! Do you know of her favorite flowers or colors?

Good luck!

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dragonflydreams Posted 28 May 2008 , 3:43am
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. . . it may seem "out there" . . . but you may want to consider celebrating the year 1908 . . . and by that I mean 1908 was the same year that Tin Lizzy (the Ford Model T) was "born" . . . maybe you could tie that together as a "what is special about the year 1908" - Tin Lizzy and DH GM . . . the car could be girlied up (it wouldn't have to be a masculine cake) . . .


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maimerbaker Posted 28 May 2008 , 3:56am
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Cool idea dragonflydreams....you got my vote.

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bec_elias Posted 30 May 2008 , 2:59am
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You could do a tiered cake with each tier representing a different decade.
No matter what you decide to do, this sounds like so much fun and such a special cake. Making a 100th bday cake doesn't happen often.

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BCJean Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:32am
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My being an older person, I think most old people think of themselves as being 18 to 25 years of age. Instead of going with the year they are born, I would tend to go with the years they were in that age range. The roaring 20's was the beginning of a new way of life. My house was built in 1897 and I have bedrooms decorated in different time periods. One of the rooms is from 1927 and it is so fun to go in. The hats they wore, the long strands of pearls, the beaded purses, movies like, Wings, with Clara Bow, gloves, Felix The Cat, the Charleston...........

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yaadie Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 7:14pm
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I saw a cake somewhere, I thought it was here on cakecentral but I cannot find it for someone who did a 100th cake, it is similiar to this one I found but more detailed, they actually used the number tins so the 00 had the holes in it and they were filled with sprays of fondant/gumpaste roses and flowers, it was very feminine and pretty, this one is similiar...if I can find the one I saw I will post it later


here in another design that's nice too


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yaadie Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 7:29pm
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I think I found it, but it was only fondant roses!!
simple yet pretty

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aliciag Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 9:06pm
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The 100 cakes are very pretty but I was looking for more than numbers.

I think that celebrating 1908 is perfect! I think it would be special and more personal! I love it!

icon_biggrin.gif Thank you so much for all your answers!

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