Anyone Wanna Help

Decorating By seagoat Updated 28 Aug 2008 , 7:58pm by Sweettooth1120

seagoat Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 7:43pm
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me with this cake?

Customer wants a 11x15 fondant covered cake to match this invitation

Just racking my brain...any suggestions?

On the inside of the invitation is yellow with flowers
LL

18 replies
seagoat Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 7:44pm
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I forgot to mention...

It's for a girl's 1st birthday

Parable Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 7:53pm
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Matching exactly or along the same lines?

I see (fondant) wavy squares of alternating color going around the sheet cake and the colorful (fondant) flowers and butterflies on top.

What do you see?

Tallmama Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 7:54pm
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either paint squares or cut out individual squares for your back ground and then do flowers that are similar to the ones on the invite. I would just keep it simple.

millermom Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 8:04pm
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I would go with a solid background maybe in the pink or purple and then accent with fondant flowers, etc. in the other colors.

Texas_Rose Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 8:16pm
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I agree with the solid color, especially if they're going to have a tablecloth with that pattern.

seagoat Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:20pm
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I see...picking one color for the fondant. Adding flowers and butterflies in another. Maybe adding squares along the side like this picture by MellyD (which is totally cute).

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=38217

Also...adding a big 1 in the middle? But now sure how I should do the flowers/butterflies

seagoat Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Parable

Matching exactly or along the same lines?

I see (fondant) wavy squares of alternating color going around the sheet cake and the colorful (fondant) flowers and butterflies on top.

What do you see?




Are you talking about the squares around the edge and then different color on top? Using 2 different colors of fondant? How would you make the squares stick together? And get the 2 toned fondant together??

Sweettooth1120 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:54pm
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Here is a basic idea. I am not that great with working at the paint program but you get the idea. For the bottom, just because of my skills, i would cut a strip of fondant that matches the cake to be about an inch or so and then adhere colored fondant squares to it. Then use a pizza cutter or other knife to cut the tops to give that non-straight line effect. Does that make sense? You could probably do it by just lining up squares in a row but to be sure they all stayed in place I would put them all on a piece of fondant. Also I would do gumpaste or fondant letters to spell out her name on top. I also had a problem with white flowers but I would definitly put a few white flowers on there to tone down the colors.
LL

seagoat Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 1:37am
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KSabatano

Thanks for the great example! Keep a look out for something looking like that!

millermom Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 1:37pm
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Here's a cake by shrn1975 that is along similar lines.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=58469

seagoat Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 1:42pm
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I saw that one millermom...beautiful!

I saved it for future reference

staceyboots Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 1:55pm
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how about mixing up the cake and filling colours as well. when i first saw the pattern i ws thinking "rainbowlicious".


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-1196657.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=585413&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

Dawanka Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 1:55pm
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KSabatano how did you make that cake picture? What program did you use its great!!!

Dawn

Sweettooth1120 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawanka

KSabatano how did you make that cake picture? What program did you use its great!!!

Dawn




I just used the paint program on my computer

seagoat Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:28pm
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The cake is due this saturday. I will be using KSabatano's idea. I also thought about the rainbowlicious, but the customer wants van/choco marble.

Thanks for the great ideas....

Dawanka Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:39pm
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It looks to perfect. Thanks for the info.

millermom Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 5:56pm
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Good luck seagoat. I know it will turn out great no matter what you do. icon_smile.gif

Sweettooth1120 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 7:58pm
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Id love to see a picture of it when you are done. Good Luck!

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