In April I'll be attending a surprise 50th for my husband's good friend. I offered to make the cake as a gift. His girlfriend, whom I don't know very well, is excited about my offer and emailed me this about it:
" I wanted to do a cake that depicted activities in (names) life. He is very active in a lot of things. I have already collected some items to go on the cake. I pictured the cake as a couple of staggered layers with different sceneries. His activities include soccer, 4 wheeling, motorcycling, car racing, drums, a light bulb (for his profession), and of course snowmobiling. I already have all the items except the snowmobile and light bulb. I’m not sure if you can or want to do anything with those items."
In my opinion that would be WAY too much/too busy. I think that sticking to one or two themes or interests is best but I'm not sure how to explain that to her without it disappointing her. Any suggestions?
Or if you've got any ideas on how to incorporate all this into one cake, I welcome those as well. (Also, I'm guessing this will only need to feed around 50-75 people at most).