Help Please! Wedding Cake For This Weekend. :-)

Decorating By mommy2djb Updated 24 Apr 2009 , 2:53am by Jenthecakelady

mommy2djb Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:11am
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I have a 4-tier cake due on Saturday, and suddenly I'm not sure how to go about decorating it! I had it in my mind that it was wrapped with a fabric ribbon, but after reviewing her file and the picture the bride gave me, that is not the case.

This is the picture she gave me:
http://insideweddings.com/real-weddings/288/beachy-keen/5

There's not enough detail for you to see how it was done!

This one is similar and is definitely buttercream!!:
http://www.sedonaweddingcakes.com/images/Buttercream/Ribbed%20Buttercream%20Cake.jpg

This one is similar and is definitely fondant!!:
http://weddings.theknot.com/Real-Weddings/Cake_Round-Cakes_Green_23717/detailview.aspx?id=23717&type=3&colors=Green&pageIndex=11

How would you go about creating this type of design? TIA for all your help!!

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4 replies
volleyball47 Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:19am
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it looks to me like they used just tip 104 or a bigger version of that tip and went around the cake. just my thought though...

Deb_ Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:23am
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I couldn't get the third photo to show, but does the bride want butter cream?

It looks like tip 104, start at the bottom of the tier and go around the entire cake, then the next row slightly overlapping the bottom and so on.

Looks really simple and quick.

HTH

mommy2djb Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:46am
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It looks like it should be simple and maybe I'm just making it difficult. icon_smile.gif

I just want to make sure I go about it the right way. I've been sick and am behind on my baking, so I don't want to struggle with the design. The bride didn't give specifics about how she wanted the design carried out (buttercream or fondant), she said however I wanted to do it. Since when do they say that??!!

Jenthecakelady Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:53am
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I couldn't get the third pic to show-it just shows a login page to the knot. Do you know the tone of the decor for the wedding? Is it sleek & sophisticated or rustic/shabby chic? If it's the first I'd go with maybe wrapping it in fondant ribbons that slightly overlap. If it's the second I'd go with a tip 104 all the way around.
Personally I'm an outdoorsy rustic kind of girl so I like the one that's definitely in BC, but that's just me.

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