Desperately Need Cake Ideas....purple/red Wedding!!!

Decorating By chrissysconfections Updated 29 Aug 2010 , 11:55pm by GGx1

chrissysconfections Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 12:45am
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Hello, I am stumped with my current wedding cake order. The bride's daugther contacted me and wants to give the wedding cake as a gift to her mother. The wedding colors are dark purple and dark red, the bride wearing white. I have total control of the design, whatever I want to do is fine with them but their budget is $300 and they want buttercream icing. Anyone have any ideas??? I'm trying to find photos of this color combo but the only thing I can find is red hat society things.

Thanks in advance!

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kakeladi Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 1:43am
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Any flowers in those colors should look good. A bit of light green (leaves) accent shoud finish it off nicely.
Purple could be daisies - either the petals or just the centers.
Of course for red there is always roses; or apple blossoms for starters.

all4cake Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 2:48am
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Red bands around each tier trimmed above and below with the narrowest of purple band (bead border with a #2 tip even) with either a bow (2 loop stylein same color w/same trim as banding) or a brooch (or cameo even).

xstitcher Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 6:28am
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Here are some pics (some are just purple and red (not necessarily dark but I think making them darker would still look good). Of course budget would be a concern but I just thought I'd add them so you could see how the colours look together and perhaps get some ideas.

http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=80567&tag=cake+purple&thumbs_page=2

http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=1768063&tag=cake+purple&thumbs_page=16

http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=1751270&tag=cake+purple&thumbs_page=40

http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=1661824&tag=cake+purple&thumbs_page=48

Good luck!

aswartzw Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 3:10pm
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Check out the one wedding cake I did in purple/deep red-orange. It's fondant covered but could easily be done in BC.

KUUISMA Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 3:31pm
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Try "Weddingwire.com" you can pull up cakes by color. You might find something there icon_biggrin.gif

poohsmomma Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 5:35pm
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Is it a fall wedding? Purple and red mums, maybe??

chrissysconfections Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 10:11pm
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It is a fall wedding and the mum idea I really like. I also love all the floral cakes and the ribbon idea which is where I was kinda heading in my head but not just quite getting there.
Thanks so much everyone!!!

imagenthatnj Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 10:55pm
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http://www.peggyporschen.com/
(cake is called Stems of Roses in the Wedding cakes/tiered section. it has two roses on each side, one purple, one red/dark pink)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lleescarolinacakesandconfections/4621197641/

http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/damask-wedding-cake-2009-10-09.htm

Mexx Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 11:42pm
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You could also decorate the cake with anenomes...they come in red and purple..and they're a relatively easy flower to make so wouldn't take you oodles of time to make.

GGx1 Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 11:55pm
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I think a red ribbon with a purple flower of some sort.

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