Color Palette Help!

Decorating By dreamcakesmom Updated 12 Apr 2010 , 2:16pm by Chasey

dreamcakesmom Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 4:25pm
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Hello all,
I've been requested to make a present cake for a bridal shower. TYpically my present cakes are b-days and look like birthday presents so I wante to really make sure this one looks "bridal". I am doing a 10" square with an elegant bow and was going to add some ribbon roses to make it more elegant. My problem lies in the colors. Bride loves shades of pink and also in her wedding she has touches of navy blue? Pink I can do standing on my head but how do I add elegant touches of navy blue that look natural to the design? Any ideas??

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Tclanton Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 4:38pm
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Could you make the bow blue?

mama2_3 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 4:57pm
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You could paint some navy designs onto the bow/ribbon or onto the "wrapping paper". You could do a dual-color bow (pink and navy) to go with a subtle print in the "paper".

smokeysmokerton Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 4:58pm
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Maybe you could use it to detail the creases in your roses? Is she doing a dark pink like watermelon, or a soft pastelle?

Chasey Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:44pm
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If you were doing an open box with tissue paper thing, I would suggest navy blue paper inside your pink box.

If your cake is a square with the lid closed, what about running a thin navy blue line of fondant on top of the elegant bow and ribbons you are planning? A two toned bow and a pink present?

dreamcakesmom Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 6:00pm
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thank you all. Such a great variety of choices to think about. Cake is for Sunday I will post my final product!

dreamcakesmom Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:04pm
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So this is what I came up with. I tried to do a striped ribbon which failed miserably so I adjusted and did more of an elegant look and although I am not a fan of unnatural looking flowers (color wise) I went with the idea this is pacakging for a presnt not real flowers and added a little pearl in the middle of each to make it a little more elegant.

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Chasey Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:16pm
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Originally Posted by Onceuponadreamcakes

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