Too Busy? Will It Clash?

Decorating By fruitsnack Updated 25 Aug 2010 , 2:35pm by Chasey

fruitsnack Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 1:53pm
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I am going to be making a bridal shower cake next weekend. The mother of the bride gave me free reign on the design of the cake, and it's to serve 30-35 people. I was thinking of making a smaller version of the Kate Sullivan gerbera cake - not sure who did it first on CC, but here are a few pics I found in the gallery:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1756344

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1000283

Her shower invitations had a lime green ribbon and a black damask design, and the RSVP card had an orange gerbera daisy on it. The bride's mom said she loves lime green and gerberas and wanted something fun and whimsical. I was thinking of making the background of the cake lime green instead of yellow, keeping the orange gerbera design and outlining in a combo of black and white instead of just the white with gumpaste orange gerberas on top. I'm worried, though, that it will seem too busy / overwhelming or that the lime green / orange / black combo will clash. What do you think?

What would you do in this situation?

Thanks for your help!

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hilly Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:15pm
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I think if you did a really light lime green (more muted, not super florescent), it would look wonderful. I think the light lime and different shades of orange would compliment each other well.

Chasey Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:35pm
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I envisioned a light lime green cake with orange gerberas, outlined in white. A black damask ribbon around a black fondant covered board and an orange gerbera or two on top. icon_smile.gif

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