Need Opinion On Cake Before I Finish

Decorating By dee-lite Updated 20 Jul 2008 , 3:09pm by dee-lite

dee-lite Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:15am
post #1 of 21

My customer designed this cake to match the invitation. She wanted clean lines uncluttered etc.(I think it is boring).Any way since the cake is all bc and she wanted the 3 color block I explained it is hard to bring the colors together without a bead along the intersections of colors. She really did not want the bead if avoidable...My question is do I need the bead or is it good enough? I am on the fence and need input other than from my 10 year old ...

20 replies
Amia Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:24am
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I think it looks really good. You did a great job of making the lines come together so smoothly. No border necessary. thumbs_up.gif

blondie500 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:24am
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I think it looks good and if your customer really didn't want the beading, I would keep as is. Nice job!

Texas_Rose Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:38am
post #4 of 21

Looks great like it is!

butterflywings Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:38am
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agree, it looks great as is. this is what she wanted, so stick with it. looks fantastic.

dee-lite Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:46am
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Here is a close up

Amia Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:49am
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Still think it looks great.

sari66 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:55am
post #8 of 21

looks good just as is!

dee-lite Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:56am
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Ok I will leave as is (I guess i am just too anal)....For future reference is there a good wat to get a crisp line with BC when bringing 2 colors together like this ?

minorfan Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 12:56am
post #10 of 21

It looks like a fabric cover to a scrapbook. Leave as is. They will love it.

We get so close to the cake we can only see flaws and everyone else only sees how great it is.

michellenj Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 1:14am
post #11 of 21

It's adorable, and she'll love the cake.

Jocmom Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 1:25am
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It looks fine as is. Put down the spatula . . . back away from the cake. icon_biggrin.gif

alanahodgson Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 1:43am
post #13 of 21

I think your lines where your buttercream meet look fabulous! You did a great job. I noticed that the invitation (or napkin or whatever that is) has a scalloped edge. A wavy little border piped in a rope-not beads- would look cute and compliment the invitation nicely.

Suzycakes Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 1:57am
post #14 of 21

I agree with Alana -- you did a tremendous job on the buttercream colors meeting. But a wavy border would be really cute -- you might check out Cakery for her sheet cake borders -- plus I see a butterfly on the invite - you could add a butterfly where the 3 colors meet -- if the lines are really bothering you.

But -- you did a great job -- I can never get 2 colors - much less 3 colors to line up that evenly!


dee-lite Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:01am
post #15 of 21

I tried to talk her into all of that (a bug,butterfly decorative scalloped edges) but she had this all drawn out and wanted nothing else (she even had the flower colors and centers mapped out with no willingness to change ) so the customer is always right-yes?

pink202 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:10am
post #16 of 21

wow thats kool i like ia

alanahodgson Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:11am
post #17 of 21

Sheesh! I hate when customers tell me EXACTLY what they want. There's so much pressure to get it exactly right and there's no creative licence. You're not a robot for goodness sake! Your an artist!

gateaux Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:19am
post #18 of 21

Well she is getting exactly what she wants and it's beautiful, so let her have the cake just the way it is.

My DH always says, less is often more.

Good Luck.

alanahodgson Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:34am
post #19 of 21

You're right gateaux! the cake is terrific.

YAYI95 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:54am
post #20 of 21

the cake is really cute and looks great without a border, i wouldnt add anything especially if this is what she is cute as is..

dee-lite Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 3:09pm
post #21 of 21

Yay! She loved it !

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