Cake For A Kidney Donor! Need Ideas!

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3djones Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 10:08pm
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One of the young ladies (with whom I work) has a brother who will be donating a kidney to a friend. She is requesting a whimsical/humorous cake to "celebrate" this occasion... WHERE do I start? (to serve 30-50 people)

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cakecraft Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 10:23pm
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How about one of those "Operation" game cakes, with the tweezers next to the kidney? Cute, funny, not gross icon_smile.gif

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brincess_b Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 10:28pm
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A realistic kidney
a cartoon kidney
saucy nurse - bust cake or a figure on square/ round
simple square/ round with a surgical mask, scalple etc
present cakes - 'gift of life' idea.
A bed - of cake- figure of him in it
operation - kids game

Also quite 'easy' to make the usual whimsical topsy turvey with kidneys, blood, nurse, equipment comng down the side.
Hope that helps!
xx

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JessDesserts Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 10:35pm
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I absolutely love the Operation game idea.

The kidney disease awareness ribbon is a beautiful teal color.

Maybe a take on that? http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5054482143/
This is what came to mind, except in teal/green?

Heres a link to the color:http://www.personalizedcause.com/shop/collections/classic/detail/c_green.html

HTH & GL!

jess

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allaboutcakeuk Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 10:41pm
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Originally Posted by 3djones

One of the young ladies (with whom I work) has a brother who will be donating a kidney to a friend. She is requesting a whimsical/humorous cake to "celebrate" this occasion... WHERE do I start? (to serve 30-50 people)




hi there, this got me thinking when I saw this post.

I saw this on the internet and it was whimsical/humourous but I guess more for a female recipient. it's on the Hello Kitty lines and you could do the cake in the shape of the image HTH

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Cricketina Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 12:02am
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I saw a perfect kidney cake in the galleries this last year and it was made for a kidney transplant operation...I wish I could remember who made it..but maybe you could search and put in kidney cake or transplant cake here on the cc search..if not then I would google it.. not sure! But it is the most perfect tasteful transplant cake I have seen...good luck

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kristiemarie Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 8:32pm
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Maybe you could do a cartoon kidney carrying a knapsack and headed to his new home.

Good luck!!

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kokopellimom Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 1:58pm
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Cricketina, is this the cake you meant?

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1308890.html

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ycknits Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 2:08pm
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Sorry, maybe it's just me, but I'm grossed out by the idea of a kidney cake :>( Maybe its because I have a friend who's donor kidney just failed after 10 months?

What comes to my mind is the word GIFT.... the most incredible gift imaginable. How about a gorgeous gift box cake, incorporating the teal color? And if you still want the comical piece, you could extend the fondant sides on the box, create a false bottom on top of the cake, and put a fondant kidney in the box (with a removable box lid). I'd brush the fondant kidney with gold dust to make it look 'precious'..... Guess I'm more romantic tha funny!

What a wonderful gesture you're making with a cake. No matter what design you do, I'm sure it will be perfect and much appreciated!

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Kellbella Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 5:19pm
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Sorry, maybe it's just me, but I'm grossed out by the idea of a kidney cake :>( Maybe its because I have a friend who's donor kidney just failed after 10 months?

What comes to my mind is the word GIFT.... the most incredible gift imaginable. How about a gorgeous gift box cake, incorporating the teal color? And if you still want the comical piece, you could extend the fondant sides on the box, create a false bottom on top of the cake, and put a fondant kidney in the box (with a removable box lid). I'd brush the fondant kidney with gold dust to make it look 'precious'..... Guess I'm more romantic tha funny!

What a wonderful gesture you're making with a cake. No matter what design you do, I'm sure it will be perfect and much appreciated!




This sounds like a wonderful idea!!! It is a GIFT ! thumbs_up.gif

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3djones Posted 6 Nov 2010 , 4:39pm
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I ended up making the "Operation Game" cake, with the words "Got Kidney?" at the bottom edge. It was a hit! Thanks so much for the great ideas... now I wish I had more opportunities to make these cakes, there were some awesome design suggestions! After I figure out how to add pics, I will post the finished product!

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