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20th Anniversary for the Fire Dept

post #1 of 16
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Hey!

I just got another cake order!! The Fire Dept (FD) that we volunter for is having there 20th Anniversary in May!! They were all sold on my FD wedding cake so they all want me to do the cake for this!! I'm so excited!!!! I'm sure they want a full sheet cake or even 2. The party will be an open house... that might mean I will get more cake orders!! icon_wink.gif I hope!

I have ideas but would like to know your ideas. Something that isn't overwhelming for me cause you know how I get.. I over think everything. icon_cry.gif

So let me know what you think! Everyone give their ideas ok!!
Thanks ~TC~
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post #2 of 16
Hi, TC. No ideas, but I think your news is great!! I am sure that whatever you come up with, it will look fantastic! And more business would be great, too! Congrats! icon_biggrin.gif
~Tanya
Hoping to one day have a shop of my own!


Proud Mom to Alania(21), Angelica(20-Go Wildcats!), & Tyler(14)!
Proud Army wife to Tony!!!
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Hoping to one day have a shop of my own!


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Proud Army wife to Tony!!!
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post #3 of 16
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Thanks Tanya, you are so sweet! If you do come up w/ something share it w/ me ok!

I think I will do a 3D firetruck on one of the cakes. Lisa posted one from a website a few weeks ago. I put it in my favorites for a special day~
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post #4 of 16
Wow, I am excited for you. I think that the cake should be elegant since 20 years is a great service to the community. I am too new to have many ideas but on the side instead of ruffles or string work, I would do a firehose looking boarder, maybe a color flow or BCT of a picture of the firehouse. Maybe take 2 1/4 sheet cakes and make the number 2 and 0 out of them and place them on top of part of the cake and make them look all pretty........ I don't really know, you could go so many ways with this one. I can't wait to hear others ideas. thumbs_up.gif
post #5 of 16
Wow! That's great thumbs_up.gif Two full sheet cakes...I can't even imagine. I saw some FD cakes in the gallery recently that had firehoses as the borders and I think MrsMissey did one where the bottom border actually looked like fire. I'm thinking a big 20 with windows in it to look like buildings. You could have fire coming out some of the windows and going up the sides a little. Then put a ladder going up the 2 or the 0 with a little fireman half way up the ladder carrying a firehose and spraying water made from blue piping gel.

Here are the firehose borders I saw. danasflowers made this cake. It's in the gallery.

http://cakecentral.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/14190/DSC05314.jpg
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post #6 of 16
Congratulations tc!!! Wow, what a compliment for you to have them ask for more cake! If it's an open house you will probably make 2 cakes. Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!! icon_smile.gif
Joann
post #7 of 16
I tried looking for ideas and this was the only decent one I found so I am sure that you could do way better after seeing the work that you can do icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.wrfire.com/2001.htm
post #8 of 16
You know what would look really neat on one of the cakes is to do a chocolate transfer of the department's shield, and then put "Congratulations on 20 years! Let's here it for 20 more!" (ok maybe a little cheesy sounding- but some people like cheesy.)
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post #9 of 16
That is wonderful!! So excited for you. I found this cake (looking for a race car cake) and didn't know if it would help or not
Congrats icon_biggrin.gif

Charlotte

http://www.fleckensteins.com/images/custom/sculpt%20fire%20truck.jpg
Have a great day.... and pass it on!!~~Charlotte
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Have a great day.... and pass it on!!~~Charlotte
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post #10 of 16
What about having little firemen running around -looking as though they are running or possibly just standing holding the hose all lined up- around the shield picture that m0use mentions...
post #11 of 16
Tcturtleshell
Does your Fd have a logo or patch? An idea may be to place the logo in the center with the words Proudly Volunteering since 1980 continuing the tradition or something along those lines. Then add frosting appliances such as Halligan bars, axes, and SCBA to the sides. If the cake is big enough it wont look cluttered.
On a small side note the largest sheet cake I have seen was 4 sheet pans arraigned in a square. It was for the decommissioning of a Coast Guard Cutter I was stationed on, it was so large to accommodate a buoy tender pulling a buoy onto the deck. It took the cook 1 week of full 8hr days to frost it.
Alan

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post #12 of 16
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Hey!!

First I have to say THANK YOU for all the great ideas!!!!! I've been gone for 2 days so I haven't been able to check this post. I pictured everyone of your suggestions in my mind!! They were great!! I know I will do a BC glaze transfer of our badge. I liked everyone's ideas!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!! If you think of anything else let me know!!! YA'LL ARE GREAT!!! icon_smile.gif ~TC~


PS... Thanks Sgirvan for the compliment!! The friends on CC just make my day a little brighter!!!
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post #13 of 16
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I forgot to mention.... Joann & Sgirvan I love your new avatars!!!!! They are so cool!!!!! ~TC~
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post #14 of 16
Thanks really to Lisa! They are so cool, aren't they!
post #15 of 16
Thanks for noticing, I love it too icon_biggrin.gif
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