Apple Blossom Branches, Or No Branches?

Decorating By emrldsky Updated 6 Apr 2010 , 11:21pm by emrldsky

emrldsky Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 8:09pm
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I'm making my friend's wedding cake next month, and I'm going to start making the apple blossoms for it. However, I cannot make up my mind as to whether I should have branches or not.

Here is a cake with branches:

Here is one without:

The cake will be three-tiered, covered in white fondant, with black fondant ribbons around the base of each tier (the colors are pink and black for the wedding). The apple blossoms will be various shades of pink with petal dust and such for dimension.

My friend is all, "Honey, I know it'll be gorgeous no matter what! I'm so glad the cake is ONE thing I don't have to worry about." :/ I love her, but this makes it hard on me. icon_wink.gif

I guess I'm worried the brown branches might clash with the black ribbon. *shrug* Your thoughts?

9 replies
peg818 Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 8:15pm
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personally i prefer the branch, but that is a personal preference

Tclanton Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 8:23pm
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I think the brown branches would be fine and would create a more 3D appearance.

Happy you have an easy client.

luvlaugh Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 11:11pm
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The branches show how the flowers will flow. I like the branches it's very romantic.

tarheelgirl Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 11:19pm
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I love the branches too! It looks more dramatic! thumbs_up.gif

pugmama1 Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 11:39pm
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I really love the branches one, otherwise it kind of looks just like flowers on the other one. I might want to talk her out of the black ribbon so the focus is on the effect of the branches and flowers.

emrldsky Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 1:08am
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Thanks everyone!! I'm going to start working on making the flowers soon, and practice making some branches so they don't look too thick or sausage-y. icon_biggrin.gif

As for the black fondant border, that was my call. She'll love whatever I do. I was just thinking white might be too..plain? I might think on it some more.

tesso Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 2:01am
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branches branches branches !! I like both cakes.. but the branches add just the right amount of elegance.

Sugar_N_Spice_Cakes Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 9:02pm
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emrldsky Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 11:21pm
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Originally Posted by Sugar_N_Spice_Cakes

I like the branches one. Here is one w/ ribbon.

Thank you!! I think my worries about clashing have been dispelled. icon_smile.gif

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