Bohemian Wedding Cake Ideas???

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kellertur Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 9:20pm
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Any ideas? The bride means bohemian as in "non-traditional / unconventional", not as in the place. I have a topper and colors to work with, but I wondered what you're interpretation of "Bohemian" is.

I have a few ideas, but would love some help please.

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DianeLM Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 9:57pm
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Wouldn't it be more appropriate to ask the bride what HER interpretation is? icon_smile.gif

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NYCGiGi Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 10:15pm
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Check out the patterns I found here:

http://www.dreamcraftstore.co.uk/acatalog/BASIC_GREY_PAPERS.html

To me, those are bohemian. Bohemian to me just means very free flowing...I think the cake should be super fun!

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prterrell Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 10:17pm
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Sorry, you say Bohemian, and I start thinking of traditional pastries from Prague...would definitely ask the bride to be more specific!

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kiwigal81 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 11:22pm
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I picture kinda hairy. Probably not helpful for the bride to take my interpretation.

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kellertur Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 11:47pm
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

Wouldn't it be more appropriate to ask the bride what HER interpretation is? icon_smile.gif





I actually *have* spoken with the bride (at length) about this. She has left artistic interpretation up to me. I will be showing some sketches in a few weeks at our consult. The purpose of this post was to brainstorm & gather OTHER interpretations. I am all set on colors, and plan to incorporate her unique topper into the design. I just wanted to see what other people thought of "bohemian". I'm sure I"ll figure this out.
Thank you.

NYCGiGi~ thank you for the helpful response. icon_smile.gif

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bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:09am
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I think of gypsy-style when I think Bohemian. Long gauzy skirts, free love, that sort of thing. Don't know if that helps any... icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

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this-mama-rocks Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:21am
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I am thinking of a paisley pattern. Oh, and 'beaded" patterns and medallions, fondant "braids", moss-like textures, and sunflowers.

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cownsj Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:26am
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It might help us if you show us the cake topper, or at least describe it?

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KoryAK Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:31am
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To me, it's something like this cake I did:

http://www.spdak.com/pictures/bohemian.htm

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mmlj316 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:34am
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I'm with bobwonderbuns. I think of gypsy style maybe bright colors that have faded with time.

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cownsj Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:41am
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I think of gypsy-style when I think Bohemian. Long gauzy skirts, free love, that sort of thing. Don't know if that helps any... icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif




You must have grown up in the 60's. That's what I think of too when I hear bohemian.

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NYCGiGi Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:43am
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You are more than welcome! icon_smile.gif

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kellertur Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:46am
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Thank you, these are great ideas. I like the "flowing" idea too. I may do something with that. Maybe draping fondant or something somewhere in the design like fabric. ?

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DianeLM Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 1:03am
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I didn't mean to seem unhelpful. (Although I knew there was a chance you'd take it that way.) I just bristle at the thought of, considering the wide range of potential interpretations, the time and effort spent on sketches and configurations that may be completely off the mark.

In addition to what the others have said, I think of macrame and strips of leather. I must be channelling my inner hippie. icon_smile.gif

Good luck with this cake! It sounds like a fun project.

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auntmamie Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 1:20am
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I think paisley, long hair.....you should think about using paisley pans for this cake

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kellertur Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 1:32am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DianeLM

I didn't mean to seem unhelpful. (Although I knew there was a chance you'd take it that way.) I just bristle at the thought of, considering the wide range of potential interpretations, the time and effort spent on sketches and configurations that may be completely off the mark.

In addition to what the others have said, I think of macrame and strips of leather. I must be channelling my inner hippie. icon_smile.gif

Good luck with this cake! It sounds like a fun project.




Thank you Diane. icon_smile.gif I'm also sorry if my first response was rude, it wasn't intended. I appreciate the help. I agree, a lot was left to the imagination.

Auntmamie~ I forgot to mention she wants square tiers. I still like the paisley idea though.

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Sagebrush Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 3:11pm
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I would think of the henna or mendhi designs... but again, I could be really far off of what the bride is thinking when she says bohemian.

And please, if you can, post a picture of the cake topper. I think it would help a lot.

- Leisel

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kellertur Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 6:34pm
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I'd rather not post their topper, incase they look at CC I'd rather not have my customer's "following me", if that makes sense.

The topper does remind me of a Henry Moore Sculpture though, with soft lines. I already do know how I will tie the topper into the cake though... I started sketching last night.

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