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#1 NEprairiemom

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

I have always prided myself on the making and decorating the birthday cakes each year for my kids...but this year my daughter (who is going to be 12) wants something "more grown-up" which is fine, but she doesn't know what she wants beyond that thought....can anybody here help me with some ideas??

#2 Jenny in Florida

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

What are her interests? Favorite books? Hobbies? Colors? Does she participate in any activities she loves?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:50 PM

she is musical (plays piano and accordion) loves books (variety of subjects), her favorite colors are purple and aqua, other intersts is crafting of all sorts and sizes. Does that help??

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:50 PM

My 12 year olds favorite birthday cake is this:

Take 1 package of oreos (I know, evil, full of hydrogenated oil, and high fructose corn syrup) and crush them. Pour into bottom of pyrex dish.
Take half gallon of favorite ice cream flavor (softened) and spread on top of oreos. Put in freezer for an hour or two, until ice cream is firm again.
Add a layer of whip cream. Cover dish and put back in freezer.

I usually just add sprinkles prior to serving.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:55 PM

What about piping a diamond shaped pattern on cake, then putting edible pearls on the line intersections. I can't find an image. I'll edit and add one if I can find one. But what I am thinking of is a cake my niece had. Her mom iced the cake in pink, then piped on the diamond pattern and put the pearls on.

Does that make sense?

eta: http://sweetindulgen...akes.com/?p=223 like this except she piped the shape

Edited by saraha, 29 August 2012 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

ohhh...I like those ideas...thanks...I will show her and she what she thinks. Keeping this thread the future years too....any other ideas to add to the list??

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

I recently made this cake for my son's birthday. So easy and pretty.

This is not my blog but where I got the idea from - http://www.madeinmel...9/kit-kat-cake/

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:24 PM

that is adorable...we are on the Feingold Diet, so I will have to see what I can do to replace the Kit Kat bars (there are approved M&M's)..but not Kit Kat's. hmmm...have to think on that.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

My 12yo wanted an angel food cake (really easy to make from scratch btw).

I decorated it with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. She was happy and it was yummy.

Perhaps look at purchasing from a good bakery this year (a more grown-up flavor and decorations--- like chocolate curls)

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:37 PM

that is adorable...we are on the Feingold Diet, so I will have to see what I can do to replace the Kit Kat bars (there are approved M&M's)..but not Kit Kat's. hmmm...have to think on that.



I have no idea what is restricted on that diet but Twix would work too. Really almost any candy bar would.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

My 12yo wanted an angel food cake (really easy to make from scratch btw).

I decorated it with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. She was happy and it was yummy.

Perhaps look at purchasing from a good bakery this year (a more grown-up flavor and decorations--- like chocolate curls)


I would LOVE to have your angel food cake recipe PLEASE!!!!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:14 PM

I have no idea what is restricted on that diet but Twix would work too. Really almost any candy bar would.


the foods that are restricted are artifical dyes, flavors and preservatives. So many candy bars use artifical dyes and flavors (even vanilla). But I could use a plain, approved, chocolate candy bar, right??

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

I would LOVE to have your angel food cake recipe PLEASE!!!!



http://allrecipes.co...ake/detail.aspx

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:27 PM

http://allrecipes.co...ake/detail.aspx



thanks...looks yummy and easy enough for my daughter to make...

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:25 PM

My 12 year olds favorite birthday cake is this:

Take 1 package of oreos (I know, evil, full of hydrogenated oil, and high fructose corn syrup) and crush them. Pour into bottom of pyrex dish.
Take half gallon of favorite ice cream flavor (softened) and spread on top of oreos. Put in freezer for an hour or two, until ice cream is firm again.
Add a layer of whip cream. Cover dish and put back in freezer.

I usually just add sprinkles prior to serving.


My 15 yr old requested this....yummy

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:25 PM

Time for something new, cheese cake!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

Maybe instead of a themed cake just do a nice cake...like coconut cake or a strawberry one or what not. (not sure if strawberries are ok on feingold diet).

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

My daughter's 13th is this weekend. We're doing chocolate cake, oreo filling and buttercream icing with an edible image of her fave anime on top. Public or Edible Image can make custom images and they are reasonable. Licensed images are not accepted so we stick with either photos or images we are the owners of. Edible Images has many images they have license to use.

The Oreo filling is awesome:

Oreo Cookies and Cream Filling (6 Cups)
2 1/2 C heavy cream
1/4 C confectioner's sugar (I call it "powdered sugar")
1/2 Tsp pure vanilla extract
20 Oreos (I used double stuffed.)
1. In a bowl, beat cream, sugar, and vanilla until stiff.
2. Gently fold in Oreos.

The buttercream is fab too. It is the Wilton Extra-Special Frosting:
http://www.wilton.co...ercream-Icing-1
For the flavoring, I do 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon butter flavor. I use the shortening instead of butter if I'm using an Edible Image (just seems to work better).

For the cake, I usually do a modified box mix but for this cake I just used the straight box mix (Duncan Hines Moist). It will work fine.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:25 PM

I love this blog, and all of the recipes I've made from it have turned out really well: http://sweetapolita.com

She's most famous for her asparagus cake, but I think her cakes are so pretty and elegant, and I bet a 12 year old looking for a "grown up" kind of cake would like some of them.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

HEY, I had this made at Whole Foods, but my daughter brought them in a picture. It was just a big chocolate cake with a Mardi Gras mask/Venice opera mask. They simply took a white plastic mask and put colored fondant over it. I think that you could just put a really cool mask from Michael's or somewhere on it.

Anyway, it as a double birthday party with her best friend - they share a birthday 3 days apart. They wanted all the girls to dress up and wear masks. It was very fun, and we played twister and other games.

have fun
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

Bring dd to the library or bookstore and look through cake books and/or magazines and let her choose a cake decoration style she likes. I'd probably go with a known cake-type, so that she will like the actual cake part.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

Just remembered, for DS this year, 13th birthday, I made a reeses cake. I made a peanut butter cake, chocolate buttercream frosting, and decorated with some reeses cups. I bet you could find fiengold approved peanut butter cups!

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:55 AM

My 15 yr old requested this....yummy


My dd will be thrilled that someone else likes her cake. :)

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:08 AM

One of my favorite cakes ever was made for me by my roommate when I lived in France. He made a two layer round chocolate cake. On the first layer, he just spread a little chocolate frosting on the top and then a layer of strawberries. Then he put the top layer on and frosted the top of it with a thicker coat of chocolate frosting. He spelled out Happy Birthday on that with cut up strawberries and made little flowers out of strawberry slices. He did not frost the sides, so you could see the layer of strawberries in the middle. It was a lovely, but still fun and delicious cake. I wish I had a picture of it.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:26 AM

I had a tie dye cake made for my dd's 11th bday last year. On the top they put all the things that she was interested in , singing, soccer, books, etc.

Here's a picture:

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