Purple & Gold Bridal Shower

Decorating By ConnieSue Updated 27 Apr 2008 , 1:44am by Petit-four

ConnieSue Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 2:47am
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Someone please help me come up with an idea for a bridal shower cake. Purple and Gold, 75 people. . . . . . icon_cry.gif I am drawing a blank!!!

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Petit-four Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:22pm
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Luster dust makes a wonderful gold when brushed onto dried butter-cream, or better-yet, dry Royal icing.

The colors seem quite regal -- is the wedding/shower going to be quite formal? You could make up a cake in the Lambeth style (a formal, Edwardian look).

If the shower/wedding is not quite that formal, then perhaps purple violets with tiny gold pearls would be feminine, yet not quite so grand. I find if I make the fondant a warm yellow, then brush them with gold, the pearls have a nice rich hue to them. Maybe sprinkle them over a light-violet cake with cornelli lace.

Hope this helps out a bit. icon_smile.gif (You make lovely cakes, by the way!)

ConnieSue Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 3:27pm
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I think the corneli lace with the gold pearls sounds like a good idea for this shower. I haven't tried to make gold pearls yet, that sounds like fun!
Thanks for the idea!

Petit-four Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 6:06pm
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You're welcome, ConnieSue. Just send me a PM if you have any questions about the pearls.

Here's a picture...it's isn't great, but it might give you some ideas.
LL

beachcakes Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:21pm
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Quick tip for coloring pearls - let them dry a bit so they don't stick together, place in round container (like Gladware) with your dust and swirl around til they're covered. Very little mess and easy! icon_smile.gif

PattyT Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:42pm
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Originally Posted by beachcakes

Quick tip for coloring pearls - let them dry a bit so they don't stick together, place in round container (like Gladware) with your dust and swirl around til they're covered. Very little mess and easy! icon_smile.gif


Oooooh! What a great tip. THANKS

grama_j Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 9:28pm
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I put mine in a zip lock baggie, and shake them up !

Petit-four Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 1:44am
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Beachcakes...yes! I do exactly the same thing! icon_rolleyes.gif

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