I am doing a cake for twin 5 year olds. I talked to them and their mom today. The boy wants Batman, the girl wants Pink Princess or Tinkerbell. Neither is feeling excited about anything that is for them both like Mickey Mouse.
Everyone is ok with 2 cakes, but I don't really want to do two if I don't have to. Any suggestions.
The kids would probably like two cakes the best, just because they probably always have to share everything since they're twins. But that would be a lot more work.
What shape are you doing? Tiers, sheet, etc?
I'm with Texas_Rose on this one - they would probably really prefer having two cakes. I wasn't even a twin, but since my birthday was 4 days before my sister (who was older by 3 years) we usually had a combined party and cake. It got old really fast, even when we both agreed on the theme for the cake.
Beyond that, I can't think of any way that would combine the two themes in any cohesive manner that would probably please the kids. They're just so different.
I am probably doing rounds....either 2 seperate or a tiered cake. I don't really do sheet cakes. (Not that I hate them, but I haven't done them and don't have the pans.)
I also have a baby shower cake that I have promised for that weekend, so it could be my busiest weekend EVER. (I am a hobbyist who does things only for friends.)
I agree with two cakes...or maybe a two sided cake....2-3 tiers with the design split down the middle....
I was just looking at your photos...I love the Green Eggs and Ham cake. I wanted to leave you a comment on it but it looks like you've got the comments turned off. Anyhow, it's great!
A tiered cake that was split down the middle into the two themes would be cute...maybe gray on the Batman side, with Batman scaling the side, and purple on the Tinkerbell side (goes better with the gray), and then a big number 5 on top in a neutral color. I think two separate rounds would be easier though.
That happened to me once, they are triplets and the mom wanted me to incorporate superman, spiderman and Cinderella in one cake but when I told her about everyone having their own cake she loved the idea and she really love the final product, it's in my pics if you want to look at it. The kids loved having their own cake too!
I guess I will just give my own personal feelings on this one...I am a twin and my sis and I shared a cake EVERY Year until we turned 16. It was so annoying to share a cake with her because she ALWAYS blew out the candles before they finished singing Happy Birthday. Now, after all these years, we both try to blow out the candles first...I finally got them before her last year, LOL. Anyhow...two cakes, that to me is the best idea.
Texas_Rose - Thanks for letting me know that comments were turned off.....I must have done that by accident.
I guess I am just going to do 2 cakes. I suppose 2 one tier cakes are not any more work than a 2 tiered cake. *Sigh*
No, they're not. Two smaller individually decorated cakes will be darling, though. Keep in mind how excited the kids will be! If you *really* want to do the tiered look, you could always do a cupcake on top of a 6 or 7 inch cake.