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Old 07-18-2008, 04:25 PM   #11
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grilled pineapple slices with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:28 PM   #12
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I go along with yakuta - a fondue - you can make it appear healthy by just having fruit to dip. My youngest ate more fruit in one meal like this than he had in the week before (possibly two weeks).

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:01 PM   #13
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I love the pizza and pineapple ideas.
I was thinking of 1/2 of one of those cute little water-
melons. Slice a wedge off the botton end so it sits flat.
Decorate the top flat part with 1/2 balls of melon, mango for a clown shirt & sleeves, use 1/2 pineapple slices for smiles, blueberries for eyes, 1/2s of strawberries for red hair, and whipped cream for a ruffley clown collar.
Put candles in the center of eyes. After they are blown out, remove, and use an icecream scoop to serve.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:38 PM   #14
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Instead of a Birthday Cake

The melon/fruit decorated like a clown. YES.

Or have frozen yogurt bar instead of ice cream bar... With all fresh fruit to add.

You can place a stick in a banana and freeze. Then you can make a face
with raisins.on the frozen banana.

Got with Fruit and more fruit.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:42 PM   #15
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ice cream cake..cheesecake........
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by QSis View Post
I like strawberry shortcake on my birthday. For BREAKFAST!

My dad always asked for strawberry shortcake on his birthday too.

I fixed ice cream treats for my grandson's birthday one year, since he'd already had a cake at his kid party, and he still remembers how good they were. I used a good vanilla ice cream, chopped baby Reese cups, hot fudge syrup, Cool Whip and maraschino cherries.
We get by with a little help from our friends
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:05 PM   #17
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Thank you for all the suggestions - I'll consider them again next year. I decide to just get two giant
mangos (on sale anyway) - she happens to love mango - the store I went to (last minute) didn't
have much choices (and no time to make stuffs).

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Old 07-19-2008, 07:12 AM   #18
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Good luck, shengchieh.
I'm sure the kids will have a good time.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:14 AM   #19
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pavlova always gets my vote.
I buy the shell from the supermarket and then top with whipped cream and sliced fruit..super easy.

otherwise, you could do fresh fruit skewers, or just bananas on sskewers, frozen, dipped in cocolate, and arranged like a bouquet

or a gelati frozen cake. martha did a great one which she built up layers of gelati in a bowl, green first, packed evenly an inch thick up the sides of the round bowl. then white and then filled with pink. The bowl is inverted and when cut, it looks like a watermelon.

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