Multiple Names - Need Ideas For Design

Decorating By mrswendel Updated 1 Feb 2012 , 5:53pm by mrswendel

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mrswendel Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 2:35pm
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Hi everyone!

One of my clients is requesting a birthday cake for her mother. She wants it to have all of the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids names on it (31 names in total). I talked to her about a family tree cake (like many on here) but she didn't like the idea of a tree...she wants some elegant and clean.

Anyone have any ideas or pictures? Everything I sketch out looks too busy because of all of the names.


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leah_s Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 2:51pm
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I did one like that years ago. Don't think I still have a picture. Anyway, I put Happy Birthday and the usual bc flowers on the top of the top tier. (It was two tiers as I recall.) and then just wrote all the names on the sides of the cake at various angles.

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Debbye27 Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 3:12pm
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Maybe a hexagon cake -or square, if you tier it then you can put just a few names on each side (maybe kids on smaller tier, and grandkids on bottom)....then decorate top with flowers -or something pretty....also if you do white on white -it's elegant lookings and cuts down on the busyness....

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seedrv Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 3:14pm
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If you use fondant, maybe you could put names in little gold frames.

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msthang1224 Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 3:25pm
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I think if you do a nice round tiered cak would look really nice. Do you know how some wedding cakes look when they have all the sayings on them like " I love you, forever together etc etc...and it goes all around the cake on all or some of the tiers. I think i saw an example in the Wilton Books of what I'm saying inside on the pages with tiered cake examples/ideas.


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mrswendel Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 5:53pm
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm going to play around with a few of your suggestions and see what I can come up with.

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