Deciding On Color For Bow... Please Help:)

Decorating By Rocketgirl899 Updated 20 Nov 2008 , 6:05pm by Rocketgirl899

Rocketgirl899 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 11:06pm
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So I am going to make the box cake like below, but want to make a different bow (see photo).

I will make the black and white box, but the bow will be the shade of blue use to trim the cake board.

For the bow, I Would really like to try the 2tone look but can't figure out what color to make it! I wanna make the main bow blue... and the outline white, but would that look dumb? I am leaving off the polka dots...

Should I save the 2 tone for another cake?

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Amia Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 1:00am
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No, that would not look dumb. That would look very pretty. thumbs_up.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 1:42am
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Thank you icon_smile.gif lol.

I am usually good @ visualizing, but this gave me soooooo much trouble, I have no idea why. icon_smile.gif

Thank you Amy.

Amia Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 1:43am
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No problem! I second guess myself all the time and it's so annoying. icon_lol.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 3:01pm
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OMG! I just realized who you are!!

Your cupcakes are adorable. icon_smile.gif Thank you.

tara22 Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 5:52am
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i think the blue with the white would be beautiful. i love the 2-toned bows. I did my first one a few weeks ago!! thumbs_up.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 6:03am
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ohh Tara your bow looks awesome! did you use an extruder or just roll out snakes? I suck at snakes.. lol.

tara22 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 7:26pm
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i used an extruder. makes it so much easier.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 10:12pm
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ya, I don't have one yet.... the one I want is like $50! I don't want the plunger one..... and if I get the twist one I won't have it by the weekend for the cake!

I was thinking about this time only, making up some stiff RI and doing one edge, let it dry then turn them over and do the other edge.....?

tara22 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 7:30pm
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i got mine from michaels. i want to say it was like 30.00. I used my 40% off coupon so it wasn't that bad.

I saw a trick for rolling out snakes. if you lay a pencil(or something with same diameter that you are wanting) next to the "snake" and roll them together. it will kind of eliminate those lumps.

i want to say I saw this on one of tonedna's how to video's on you tube (maybe the calla lily).

hope this helps!!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 8:54pm
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I say a technique from toedna.. it was the one with the trim!

I used it and it works great: ) I just can't find something small enough for the boy.

I only saw the plunger kind at michaels... icon_sad.gif

EnjoyTheCake Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 9:17pm
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What about straws or candy sticks to use to roll out your snake? Or if you need really small what about coffee stirrers, if they are round and not flat.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 11:29pm
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ohh.. coffee stirrers! Great idea icon_smile.gif

Thanks, I couldn't think of anything small and strong enoughicon_smile.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 10:46pm
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After all that I ran out of time and BARELY had time to make the cake and bow.. so no 2 tone icon_sad.gif

I learned sooooo much from this cake.. like don't run your stencil under your hot water dispensor.. even if another stencil held up fine!

Amia Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 4:11am
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The cake looks great! Better than anything I could do, especially with no time!

P.S. about the cupcakes...I didn't make those, I just LOVE Mario. thumbs_up.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 6:05pm
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oh.. lol. well, the cupcakes are cute non the lessicon_smile.gif

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