Need Some Ideas....

Decorating By dmhart Updated 18 Jan 2009 , 2:28am by jammjenks

dmhart Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:57pm
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I have been asked to do a 50th anniversary cake. They want a wedding cake, with gold accents. 3 tier to feed about 150 people. I need some ideas. I want to do something beautiful but simple and elegent. The daughter wants BC with fondant accents. I thought about ivory bc with gold accents. I also thought about real flowers on it maybe down the side or something. Any ideas for the topper "50" or their inital? The daughter wants something unusual. Does anyone have something they have done that I could use their idea?

Thanks for any help!! thumbs_up.gif

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diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:13pm
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Try searching "gold" in the gallery. Lots of beautiful cakes!

bashini Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:19pm
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Here is one from pink cake box.

http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake688.jpg

Win Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:30pm
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I did a 50th anniversary that was to resemble a wedding cake; however, it was fondant covered. Anyway, the theme was the flowers in the "brides" original wedding bouquet (spider mums) and a fondant ribbon border in the color that matched the couple's original wedding china (pale blue.) I thought the daughter who asked me to make it had really put a lot of thought into what she wanted and it was so nice to do something other than the traditional "gold" theme.

Edited to add that the pink cake box cake is gorgeous!!!

Jayde Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:47pm
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http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=546483

This one is a cake by CakesByAllison. I think its gorgeous.

Imagine ivory or champagne colored BC with a tiny scrollwork detail, a gold ribbon around the tiers, a small bouquet of ivory flowers, real or fake, tied with a smiliar gold ribbon on top.

very classy..

Ruth0209 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:51pm
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I did this cake for a 50th anniversary. It's one of my personal favorites. The roses are gumpaste, but you could easily use silk or real. It's buttercream with gold dragees; real ribbons.


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1272201.html

Ruth0209 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 4:01pm
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This cake is stunning:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_64518.html

This is the one I wanted to do, but they didn't want the chocolate:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1161313.html

Also lovely:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1227783.html

agroeve Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:21pm
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i've done a more traditional 'wedding cake' theme for a 50th. its done in royal icing not fondant so would be easy to do with buttercream. the flowers are fondant that my mam and dad still have on display but you could replace them with silk flowers.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1259568

dmhart Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 12:25am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth0209

I did this cake for a 50th anniversary. It's one of my personal favorites. The roses are gumpaste, but you could easily use silk or real. It's buttercream with gold dragees; real ribbons.


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1272201.html




Thanks for all the ideas, Jayde I have that one in my favs, it is one I was thinking of using.

Ruth0209 I love your cake. I hate to sound stupid icon_redface.gif but, the pattern on the top and bottom tiers how do you do that so neatly on buttercream? I love your design. thumbs_up.gif And the Chocolate and gold cake you send is beautiful, that is an idea I will definitly offer them.

jammjenks Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 2:28am
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WOW the other have definately given you some beautiful options. Here's one I did in Nov for my grandparents 50th anniv. I like some of the other suggestions better, but the topper is a different idea. It is white candy melts poured into a chocolate picture frame mold. Then dry-dusted with gold luster dust. The 50 is made of gumpaste and painted with luster dust/vodka paint.
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