Create a multi-tier celebratory, dedicating each tier to a corresponding decade. The cake from Billy’s 40th Birthday Party was created using Wilton products. Wilton offers excellent products for easy cake decorating such as edible paper, pre-colored fondants, candy molds and melts, and decorative figurines. You may also add toys and small miscellaneous items to create a creative and fun dessert.
For Billy’s 40th Birthday, I created a multi-layer cake which incorporated all of the monumental experiences that has happened over his 40 years, the things he loves, and the places he has been. He LOVED it!
Here is a step-by-step instruction on how I made this cake.
1. Using either foam cakes or your favorite flavored cake, make multiple cakes all different sizes. For this cake I used a 6″, 10″ and 14″ foam cake so Billy could keep the cake as a memento if he chose to. I covered each layer in white fondant to give it a clean palate for decorating.
2. Next, using colored fondant and edible paper from Wilton, I made city scapes, logos of his schools, banners, figurines of his
favorite things and placed them to harden on parchment paper covered boards.
3. Now comes the fun part, decorating each layer. According to what decade the layer was,
I decorated it with the figurines and edible fondant pieces to highlight the experiences in Billy’s life.
Here is the finished product!
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Using a long section of twine or yarn, make a clothespin picture line to display pictures of the birthday boy/girl. Paint old (or new) clothespins in the color palate of your party then allow them to dry thoroughly. Hang pictures of your baby, one for each of the 12 months with the clothespins on the twine over the food buffet or gift table where guests can see them. You can also create fun tags to adhere to the clothespin with the ages of your child to show guests the stages of growth. This can be done for someone at any age!
To make the small tags to adhere to the clothes pin, click here!
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Nov 04, 2011 | Categories: Party Engineering ® | Tags: 12 months, baby, birthday, boy, clothes pin, color, Facebook, food buffet, fun, gift table, girl, hang, MYO, paint, pictures, tags, twine, yarn | Leave A Comment »