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post #1 of 34
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Okay, I got a call TODAY from a friend who is having a surprise party for her mom's 50th on TUESDAY and needs a cake. (nothing like leaving it to the last minute!)

Anyway, her mom LOVES animals (especially farm-time animals) and even has them painted on her kitchen/dining room walls! When I got home I decided to just mess around with some leftover (already colored) fondant I had and made some animals. I hadn't sculpted anything since my play-dough days, so they're not the best icon_redface.gif

Anyway, I need ideas. I don't think they want to play up the age thing, so no over the hill cracks (darn!). I really want to do something cool, though, not just stick the animals on the cake and say 'here you go!'. What should I do? I'm open to any suggestions! This lady also really likes putting together puzzles, and she enjoys cooking and sewing icon_confused.gif.

Here are my funny little animals:
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post #2 of 34
Looks great, how about a "Farm Theme". Add some grass and a fence, Happy Birthday. It should reflect her mom's passion not her age. If you can look how her house is decorated that should give you ideas on how to put it together. Good Luck.
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Your animals are ADORABLE! Nice job! thumbs_up.gif
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post #4 of 34
i think that they are cute great job.....maybe a barn theme ive seen a couple of cute cakes like that on here.
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post #5 of 34
I agree with the farm theme. Maybe if you could make a barn with animals inside on the bottom and inside on the top - like the chicken/rooster in the opening at the top of the barn (i have no idea what it is called (maybe it is called a loft) )!!

this might be hard - but i figured by looking at your animals (WHICH ARE AWESOME) that you can do anything!!!!

Good luck - I can't wait to see what you do.
post #6 of 34
You're 50!!!
Party till the cows....and pigs....and sheep....and chickens come home!!!
Have more fun than a pig in a poke!

Lotta words, I know. Sorry - the only other thing I could think of involved being put out to pasture!

Hay! Maybe you could make the cake look like a pile of hay, with the animals sticking out of it, model the birthday girl sticking out of the top with straw in her hair.

Dunno.
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post #7 of 34
Okay, the way I see it, you don't want to play the age card, but how can you resist? Not withstanding, you can still go with the barn theme, but what if you made a chicken with a spring beneath it.... you know, as in "Spring Chicken"?

Debbi
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post #8 of 34
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Wow, thanks for all the great feedback so FAST! I'm glad you like my animals... when I asked my hubby he said they were 'okay' icon_rolleyes.gif

I think I may go with the barn idea, although I'm not sure how well I'd be able to pull it off... I haven't done anything like that before!

Thank you again for the great suggestions, I appreciate all the help I can get!
Steph

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post #9 of 34
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lol @ the spring chicken idea Debbi... I may have to use that icon_wink.gif
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post #10 of 34
How adorable icon_biggrin.gif You did such a nice job on those. I am she will be pleased with anything you do.
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post #11 of 34
Love the chicken! He's really cute. They all are cute!!!!!


Amy
post #12 of 34
I love your animals! Did you have a book or pictures to go by or are you just that talented?

Maybe you could do something with a 'barnyard birthday party'. Maybe have a sign about a party hanging on corral/fence, put party hats on a couple of the animals with them standing around a small fondant 'cake'.

Cindy
post #13 of 34
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Thank you everyone for your nice comments!

crp7 - I didn't have any pictures to go by, since I hadn't planned on making them. They would probably look a bit better if I'd thought of that first! icon_biggrin.gif. I really like the barnyard birthday party idea... I may incorporate that with the barn... maybe have a banner on the barn rather than the fence - what great ideas!
Steph

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post #14 of 34
Your critters are adorable!
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post #15 of 34
You did an amzing job on you animals!! They are so cute and I am soooo jealous!!! I have yet to get this whole sculpting thing down. I haven't even been able to make a head yet! But I am inspired by your triumph! I just hope that I am a bit as good as you. Your look fantastic! As for the hubby, he just isn't excited as we cakies are about this kind of stuff. But maybe when he looks again and finds out how you accomplished this he will see what he didn't see the first time. I think they are great!!!!

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