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Ideas Please! Need to make ONE cake for 6 different people.

post #1 of 17
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A friend of mine has asked me to help her out with a cake for party that will celebrate 6 birthdays. I suggested 6 small cakes but she would prefer one larger cake (stacked is ok but it really only needs to feed 30).
Has anyone ever made a cake where you mixed and matched themes? Here is what I have to go on. I'd love some help with ideas please!
Thank you!

Boy Age 4 CARS 2
Girl Age 14 Green Day (the band)
Grandmother Age 99 - She is originally from Puerto Rico so I would say island oriented?
Boy Age ? Pittsburgh Steelers
Grown Man Age ? - technology and traveling
Grown Woman Age ? - nothing to go on with this one icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 17
I saw a cake where it was in half (one side a man turning 40, the other side a sister turning 50 I think) so why not make them each a "slice" of cake with their theme on that slice? (I'd just do flowers on the grown woman's slice) It could be a large round cake decorated in 6 wedges.

I think a 10" would feed 30 people. You could get quite fun with colours etc.
post #3 of 17
Wow! For the cars cake u d have to purchase a figurine from a licensed vendor ( it s illegal to do characters on cake and sell them: copyright violation).
Can u do a small three tiered cake, like 10 inches, 8 inches and 4-6 inches pans?
On the top tier design related to the Pittsburg steelers with the cars 2 purchased topper.
On the middle tier, design related to green day in puerto rican famous place.
On the bottom tier design related to technology meeting traveling and a little girly suitcase or traveling bag ( w girly items) to include the grown woman.
post #4 of 17
I really like the idea of the "wedges" style... If you have a hex pan that would even give you a flat side to work with...

I will have to keep this idea in mind next time I have something like this to do...
post #5 of 17
The wedges cake idea sounds awesome! Much simpler than my idea! thumbs_up.gif
post #6 of 17
The only time I've made a cake like this was for 6 children. I made a 12" square & marked the 6 portions out like a jigsaw. I then put each child's design on the 'jigsaw pieces'.
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post #7 of 17
ONE cake for six people sounds like a cheapskate doing the ordering. Six small cakes on one large board would respect the individuals, and the board can also be decorated to tie all these people together.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for the ideas everyone! I'm going to try the hexagon pan in "wedges".

LOL - I think she likes the idea of it all looking mish-moshy. We'll see icon_biggrin.gif
post #9 of 17
Hi Hula! A few years ago when my husband turned 30, I couldn't decide on any one theme, so I made "comic book" vignettes to go around the side of the cake, depicting some of his favorite things. And on top I did "holy s@!? You're 30!
Maybe something like this where each square represents each person... You could add that to the hexagon idea icon_smile.gif then on top put a thought bubble with happy birthday in it?

Hope it turns out great!!
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post #10 of 17
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That sounds cool! Do you have a pic?
post #11 of 17
Sure do... I have more on my home computer, but this one gives you an idea. If you'd like more ill add them. icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 17
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Very cool!
Your writing skills are great!
post #13 of 17
Thanks Hula! For years I wrote in chocolate on the plates at the four seasons, trust me it did not start off that way icon_smile.gif
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post #14 of 17
BakingIrene, I totally agree with you. Off the subject, I had a lady request a 1/2 sheet for her 2 kids birthday. She wanted 1/2 for 1 and 1/2 for the other. Different themes AND and edible image picture of each kid on thier side. I quoted her for 2 individual 1/4 sheets and she had a fit! Cheapskate!
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post #15 of 17
I just did a split cake (in my profile) you could do three tiers split so everyone gets half a tier. Just a thought
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