Bridal Tea Cake Idea. I Need Help Please!!!!!!!!!!!

Decorating By jdhkittykat Updated 22 Jun 2010 , 10:11pm by all4cake

jdhkittykat Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 1:55pm
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I have a Bridal tes cake to do this week it is going to on a 12x18 sheet cake. The colors are egg plant and dark brown. Does anyone have any ideas? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yummy Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:11pm
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When I think of tea cakes, those are not the colors that come to mind. I think that's your biggest challenge. Make the 12x18 cake into a table setting; make a teapot and cups on top.

yummy Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:14pm
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yummy Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 3:40pm
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I'm having fun looking at tea cakes for you. This a theme that I never explored; so I'm adding to my fav. for future inspiration.

What decorating theme are you going for; elegant and traditional (older bride) or hip and fun (younger bride, but they too may want elegant and traditional)? Can you post a picture of the eggplant color? I then can have a better idea to help with a design. I do think that white or ivory should be included, if that's possible.

all4cake Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 4:00pm
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a brown striped hatbox with eggplant (aubergine sounds so much better though) and shades of eggplant flowers spilling out (wanna get funny, have an eggplant coming out too!)

Crap! I know. I know. My idea doesn't work with a sheet.

Okay. How about an ivory/muted base with dark brown scrolly framework with the florals mentioned above?

endymion Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 4:11pm
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How about a cream/off-white background with brushed embroidery flowers in the brown and eggplant?

PattyT Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 4:30pm
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If you need a break from the darker colors - a nice celadon green could accent. I did a bridal shower and those were her colors. I just did the eggplant and green in the fondant ribbon over an ivory buttercream.

all4cake Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 4:38pm
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maybe? The flowers don't have to be JUST like this...just an idea...

BeanCountingBaker Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 4:51pm
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Polka dots in the brown and eggplant colors with ivory or white flowers on top of some or all. I think of flowers for bridal parties - showers or luncheons or teas whatever you call them.

jdhkittykat Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 8:46pm
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I want to thank everyone for suggestions. But I have another question now How to make the eggplant color. I am thinking using the purple with a touch of black.

all4cake Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 9:09pm
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gee whiz...that would depend on how ripe your eggplant is...I see tinges of pink in it. Do you have a swatch/example of the color you can share with us?

jdhkittykat Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 9:18pm
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no i don't but i am sure that i can get one. i think that it is a dark purple

endymion Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 9:28pm
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Here is a web site that tells how to make eggplant color (take out the spaces):

www. Charts/ color_mixing.htm

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