This Is Missing Something...ideas Please!

Decorating By 3SheetCakes Updated 24 Aug 2009 , 6:27pm by hacotter1

3SheetCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:29pm
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My client requested a camo bridal shower cake. I can't say that I was thrilled with the idea, but she wanted me to try to come up with something classy and camo......?!?!

So far I have come up with a two tiered cake with a camo ribbon around the bottom of each tier and a fondant bow on top. I mixed in several loops of the ribbon to spruce up the fondant bow, but I feel like something is still missing. Any thoughts? Suggestions?

I'm having a hard time with this one so any ideas would be awesome. She isn't picking it up until tomorrow (Sunday) at 2pm. So I still have time to work on it.

13 replies
prterrell Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:34pm
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Paint on some flowers/leaves/swirls using colors to match the ribbon?

morrisaz2004 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:36pm
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Maybe some zebra type stripes in the different shades of green??

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:36pm
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What about some quickie fondant ribbon roses in co-ordinating colors

cownsj Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:39pm
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I like it the way it is,but I do like the idea of painting on the vines and leaves. That is what camo is. The only other thing, just to add in another idea would be to do circles in the camo greens, but instead of actual circles, cut them into the different pattern shapes of camo.

But I really like the idea of vines and leaves on the cake.

3SheetCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:39pm
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I've never made the roses. Are they very hard to make?

Parable Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:43pm
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What about some fondant (fall like) leaves. Sort of like camoflage! No pun intended....

neelycharmed Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:59pm
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how about just 3 little cluster dots all over the cake? just use a fine/small tip.
That always adds a little more to a cake, and its quick and easy.
icon_smile.gif Jodi

TheCakeShak Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 9:01pm
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Hey there...
What about making some balls on wire with Fondant in the differ shades of green and put around on the top tier where the ribbon bow is and just a few on the bottom tier. OR just go with them on the top tier.

CakeRx Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 9:01pm
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Your cake is pretty. Great suggestions from everyone. Just a thought-- the girls I know who would request a camo bridal shower cake have personalities geared more toward the leaves and "camo patches" being applied rather than vines or roses. If you're unsure, please don't think that your cake is "unfinished". It looks elegant and simple as is.

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 9:08pm
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Originally Posted by 3SheetCakes

I've never made the roses. Are they very hard to make?

Not hard at all! I'm pretty sure there is a youtube video for it, just try searching "ribbon roses"

prterrell Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 4:44pm
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How'd the cake turn out?

3SheetCakes Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 6:20pm
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It's posted in my photos. I ended up just adding a few gumpaste leaves and calling it a day. I couldn't make up my mind.

The lady who ordered it loved it, so mission accomplished! Thanks for all the help thumbs_up.gif

hacotter1 Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 6:27pm
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Put a few small "Browning" deer head logos around it (assuming your groom is a hunter)made of fondant.

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