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post #16 of 34
Great animals.. they look cute..

for your cake how about making a hilly field with the animals graseing and a pond at the bottom of a hill with little ducks on..etc... with a little picket fence partly around the pond..... icon_lol.gif

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post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by edencakes

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



Your critters are precious... great job! I think this is the perfect call for a whimsical/mad hatter type cake.

Be sure to post pictures for us of whatever you decide on.

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post #18 of 34
"Okay"?? Those are great!! You did an awesome job for someone who hasn't sculpted since the play-doh years.

I like the farm or barn ideas. If it was a sheet cake, you'd have enough room to do a farm land. A barn would be cute too. The "Spring Chicken" line is perfect.
post #19 of 34
The barn yard theme is a good one! and if you don't want to to a "stand-up" barn you can maybe decorate a sheet cake to "LOOK" like a barn and still place your cuties around...

you can also pile them around in the corners, off the corners..lol

they may not want you to "play up the age thing" but you can sneak it in by adding 50 barnyard animals into the decor..lol

easily done....make a mother hen and chicks..a sow with piglets....get the drift? lol

Please post a picture of your cake, we would love to see it!
post #20 of 34
Oh My Gosh..they are so cute.. I am sure she will love them.. What a great idea.
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post #21 of 34
You did a really good job on your animals! thumbs_up.gif
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post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by alimonkey


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.
Ali



This would be great using the wondermold (barbie dress) and base icing it hay colored and using the grass tip for the "hay" and maybe even sitting it on a round cake iced with red and using white for the slats of the barn doors! i hope that came across the right way. A 10"round with the wondermold stacked on it with the animals in the hay. hope this helps!
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post #23 of 34
Thread Starter 
Well, after everyone's encouraging words and fantastic ideas, I called my friend today to finalize the details (since the party is Tuesday!). She said it sounded great and she couldn't wait to see the cake.

Two hours later (after I've drawn out my plans) her SIL (the birthday lady's DIL) calls me and says that she doesn't think the animal theme would be 'appropriate' and couldn't I just do a pretty cake with some flowers on it?

Yeah, sure, if you want the cake to look as AVERAGE and GENERIC as possible! icon_mad.gif Talk about disappointed! I thought I was going to do an awesome cake that really reflected this lady's interests, but it's been vetoed in favor of a plain old boring cake! icon_cry.gif

I'll still do a good job and make it as pretty as possible, but I'm so bummed because I had it all planned out in my head and it was going to be so cool.

Thanks again anyway for all the great ideas, and thanks for letting me vent! You guys are great!
Steph

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" --Mahatma Gandhi
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post #24 of 34
Thread Starter 
Oh yeah, AND she said "it doesn't have to have a lot of decoration on it, I bought some candles shaped like '50' and some COLORED SPRINKLES."

*deep breath*

Colored sprinkles have their place, just not usually on MY CAKES.

At least I'm getting paid!
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post #25 of 34
This is gonna sound mean, but it is what I would do....

You could make the PLAIN cake and let the DIL present it to her. BUT, make a small cake like an 8 inch round with the animals on it and give it to the mom as a gift from YOU! (Since the bigger cake isn't that involved and making a smaller cake...wouldn't be that much trouble either)..

This would make the DIL look like a ______. She would be so embarrassed giving her the plain cake when you had such a fantastic idea. (not that your plain cake would look bad at all, just not as creative as you had hoped to do for her) You could even (if you wanted to....write on the cake something like "Happy Birthday from all of us at Eden's cakes" That way, this shows the cute cake is from YOU!!!

(I hope y'all don't think I am mean....but you had such good ideas only for them to be dismissed.... ) icon_sad.gif

Leslie
post #26 of 34
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Leslie, I LOVE your idea - I just wish I had the balls to actually do it! icon_redface.gif

I was tempted to make the plain cake all pretty, and still stick the animals on there to see her reaction icon_twisted.gif but I'm just not that mean... icon_rolleyes.gif
Steph

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post #27 of 34
Is the DIL the one paying you?
I would talk to your friend and tell her that you had hoped to make what you had discussed and would it be a problem for you to go with the original idea.

It sounds like there is some mis-communication going on. I would follow the instructions of the person paying. icon_smile.gif

I wouldn't have had the guts to do it either....even though it sounded good when I wrote it. LOL

I am sorry... I know how disappointed you must feel. After you spend so much time thinking up something fantastic only to not get to do it. icon_sad.gif

I know you will find a good customer for those ADORABLE animals!!!

Leslie
post #28 of 34
Well, you could do the generic cake but put it on an oversized cake board and still surround it with your adorable critters, I can't see how that would create any issues, but then, you know, that is just me and I tend to think that it is better to please the birthday girl! And sometimes I do have nerve, haha! They could be munching on flowers that match the cake.
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post #29 of 34
i love squirrellycake's suggestion of having the animals placed around the cake and munching on the flowers (you could some vine-work on the sides of the cake, so the animals could chew on those).

too bad about the change of plans, edencakes; i loved the idea of the barnyard birthday party -- i did a similar design with a banner, and canadiana-type animals (beaver, moose, codfish, etc.) seated around a tree-stump draped in a canadian flag for a canada day competition many years ago (the animals were drinking out of martini glasses too). it was a hoot.
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post #30 of 34
Your animals are so cute!!! Nice job icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif





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