Ideas For 80Th Birthday Cake

Decorating By lara3teach Updated 10 Jan 2010 , 3:22am by JGMB

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lara3teach Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 11:09pm
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I am at a loss for my grandpa's birthday cake and I'm hoping you guys can help me with some ideas. thumbs_up.gif

First, the cake needs to serve about 75-80 people. I do not want to do any sort of over the hill type of idea. I'd like to make it maybe patriotic as my grandpa is a veteran and his local VFW post is an important part of his life. He was commander of the post for years, is still the bookkeeper, and it's the people he works with there that are helping to throw this surprise party for him. I'm just not sure how to tie the VFW in and still keep it a birthday cake...

Plus, they would probably prefer sheet cakes (easier to serve), but this aspect seems to make it even harder for me to come up with a design. I, of course, will be there so I could offer to cut and serve if I do a stacked design...

Okay, any ideas??? Please???


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kakeladi Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 12:19am
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there are soooooo many wonderful ideas in the Indenpendance Day gallery that you could adapt easily for his b'day.
If you don't find any inspiration there I have one or two '80th' b'day cakes in my photos. I can't see any of my posted pix so I can't give you a link icon_sad.gif

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lara3teach Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 1:11pm
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Thank you for the response; I didn't get an email notification, so I didn't realize anyone had responded.

I did go through the Independence Day gallery another time and found some inspiration. I think I have a design (my parents seem to like it too, so that's good). We'll see how it turns out... icon_smile.gif


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FreeStyle Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 9:17am
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Please post a picture when you do icon_biggrin.gif

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lara3teach Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 12:41am
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Thanks again for your responses. I posted the final product in my pictures. I drew inspiration from many different cakes, but didn't look at any one in particular as I drew up the design for this. Everyone at my grandpa's party, including him, loved it! icon_biggrin.gif

Although I see its faults (like my stupid writing on the sides -- you'd think with all these years writing on a chalkboard I could write on the sides of a cake icon_sad.gif ), overall I'm pretty proud of this one.

Thanks again!

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JGMB Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 3:22am
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You should be proud, Lara, it's a terrific cake!!!! Oh, and your handwriting is NOT stupid, lol!

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