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post #1 of 22
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I want to make a cake for my nephew. His stepfather adopted him and the name change was official today. They are having a party for him this weekend. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. His mother and stepfather have been married for two years and he has always had his mothers maiden name so a traditional adoption cake wouldn't work.
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post #2 of 22
im sorry i have no ideas for you.. but hope this keeps you on the front page..
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post #3 of 22
I don't have any ideas at the moment...but one thing I wouldn't do is anything with a stork. The reason I say that is, my friends adopted a baby and they didn't want anything with a STORK as the theme. I guess a stork meant to them they were pregnant.

Just a thought.
post #4 of 22
how old is he?

what about doing figures of a father and son and then having the last name or his full name on the cake?
post #5 of 22
Congratulations to your nephew! We adopted our son three years ago and his adoption party cake came from Costco. At the time he was only two, so he'd have been happy with whatever was on it (it was balloons and clouds).

Some ideas for you:

A tree representing their family tree
A circle of hearts representing love
A circle of three people and a quote along the lines of "love makes a family"

If I come up with anything else I'll let you know. Congratulations again!

--PianoDiva
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post #6 of 22
I'm sorry..i didn't read the post all the way through.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the great ideas! I especially like the idea of the family tree and the intertwined hearts.

Here is some more details to help ya'll out. My niece had him when she was 18, his dad has only saw him twice and recently signed papers giving up his parental rights to get out of paying back child support. My nieces husband of two years is adopting him and he is getting his last name where previously he had my nieces maiden name. She also has another child and then a baby w/ her husband so they are a family of 5. My nephew is 8 now and in the 3rd grade.
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post #8 of 22
Maybe you could do a Birth certificate cake with the old name crossed out and the new name written in.
post #9 of 22
It could be a good idea the whole family (5) dancing around a tree of hearts.

Also, I found this cake, is quite simple but also pretty

http://www.adoptionblogs.com/media/ChristianAdoption/cake.jpg


I can't wait to see results icon_wink.gif
post #10 of 22
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Argh..I just thought of something. Like I said before her children are by different men, now that the adoption is final the oldest and youngest have the same name but the middle has her fathers last name because he is very involved in her life. So I wouldn't feel right doing a *their last name* family tree. Man I had no idea this was going to be so hard..lol.
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post #11 of 22
How about stacks in his favorite colors, with his "new" initials as a topper in gumpaste, and "love makes a family" piped on the sides of one (or all) the tiers. Similar to the writing on the sides of these tiers:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=54615

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post #12 of 22
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I just found a quote that is very cute..what about this on the cake...

"By choice we have become a family"
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by this-mama-rocks

How about stacks in his favorite colors, with his "new" initials as a topper in gumpaste, and "love makes a family" piped on the sides of one (or all) the tiers. Similar to the writing on the sides of these tiers:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=54615

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I like this idea! I don't think we will need that much cake but I might do two layers and use his initials and the quote I posted above.


You guys are great!
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by this-mama-rocks

How about stacks in his favorite colors, with his "new" initials as a topper in gumpaste, and "love makes a family" piped on the sides of one (or all) the tiers. Similar to the writing on the sides of these tiers:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=54615

HTH




That would be beautiful! What would also be really pretty as a topper would be either a set of three child and two adult figurines, if you could find some that look like parents and their kids. If not, how about a small bouquet of flowers in his favorite color?

Can't wait to see the finished result!

--PianoDiva, who is also an adoptive mama
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post #15 of 22
I suggest doing a regular age appropriate cake for your nephew. Wether or not he is adopted should be taken into consideration. He's family.
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