Cakes For 80Th Birthday??

Decorating By Kay_NL Updated 13 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm by Kay_NL

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Kay_NL Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:09pm
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I'm just fishing for some great ideas for an 80th birthday cake for my grandmother! I'm making her cake, and footing most of the bill under my business account, and I want to really WOW her! She loves to paint, fish, hunt and loves flowers and berry picking... It's a wide range of likes!

My parents are having a huge party for her at her retirement home and figured they would need about 150 servings of cake!

I'd just like to see pictures or suggestions on what you would do! Try to spark my creative juices and all that!! icon_smile.gif


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brincess_b Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:55pm
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i just uploaded this
file=displayimage&pid=1314716&done=1 which was my grandmas cake. you could do a teird version like this one
you could change the flowers to something that comes with berries.
i have seen 3d fish jumping out of water which are cool, very impressive.
or something tierd sheet cake style, a river running round the the bottom tier, a grassy field with hunting animals, and her done up in hunting gear?
good luck icon_smile.gif

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DianeLM Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 8:54pm
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Here's a cake I did about 5 years ago (my, how things have changed!). The customer wanted the recipient's many interests and milestones represented.

A cake like this could serve 150 if you made it two layers and didn't hollow out the numbers.

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kakeladi Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 11:06pm
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Here's one I made. It was for a man but color change and the addition of her special interests would completely change it for you.

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Juds2323 Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 11:34pm
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Ok. My brain is screwy. But you could make a figure of her painting a landscape (of flowers and berries) with maybe a stream and deer nearby. And tongue in cheek have a gun near her feet. LOL Told you my brain is screwy!


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Kay_NL Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:22pm
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Thanks for the suggestions thus far! I am leaning towards a tiered cake as I think she would love that and it would be good for my portfolio and practice since I have my first wedding cake in July... She does like the finer things in life so I'm not sure if I want to go with fish and whatnot on her cake, likely flowers or something... Just not sure what that something is yet!! icon_smile.gif

brincess, lovely cake! I wonder how the decorator got the "poles" (for lack of a better word) so perfect along the sides!

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brincess_b Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 12:24pm
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thank you icon_smile.gif i think extreme patience - and i imagine a clay extruder!

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KrissieCakes Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 1:42pm
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What about this? With her favorite colors and flowers?

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Kay_NL Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm
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That's a beautiful cake!! I really like that one as I can tailor it to her likes without incorporating her fishing and hunting hobbies. LOL!

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