I Need An Idea For A Design... Please.

Decorating By luvbuttercream Updated 11 Sep 2010 , 11:03pm by Echooo3

luvbuttercream Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 10:09pm
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I know many decorators love having free reign on a cake but I am not a very artistic person and I like to have something for inspiration.

I have been asked to do a chocolate, chocolate cake for a sweet older lady. I was only told that she likes roses and the color blue after I asked for some kind of idea as to what she would want. So given these choices the base color will be brown as I don't cover cakes in fondant yet and somehow I would like to interpret these small details I was given into the cake.

Any ideas, suggestion, or pictures would be greatly appreciated. I am a visual person so pictures would be the most useful. Thank you all in advance and I appreciate any help.

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Lorraine25 Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 10:21pm
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you can do a search right here in cake central and look for buttercream cake brown & blue Im pretty sure a lot of pictures will show or just google it. Good luck icon_wink.gif

KJ62798 Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 10:22pm
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If you don't feel confident covering the whole cake in fondant, you could drap a cover of fondant over the cake like a tablecloth. I did that with this cake:


The cake is frosted in chocolate BC and then I rolled fondant out on an impression mat and cut a loose wavy circle to cover the top. There is a cluster of flowers on the top. You could do something similar with shades of blue and the flowers that she likes.



yums Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 10:26pm
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I just used the giant cupcake pan. Covered the bottom with ganache, filled and covered the top in roses so it looked like a bouquet. Even add a little card that said happy birthday. If they dang system was working I could show you the pic.

luvbuttercream Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 10:35pm
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Thank you all for the ideas. I found this cake and I love love love it!! But my only issue is is that the cake I have to make is a 10 inch so one flower off to the side might look too simple. I have to incorporate Happy Birthday ____ into it as well is there any suggestions as to how to do that without having a cake that is too plain?? Or maybe I could just make individual letters out of gumpaste/fondant and stand it up on top of the cake? Would that work?


imagenthatnj Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 10:36pm
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Simple, elegant and clean is best.

This one is covered in fondant but you could get away with just a plain chocolate frosted cake and change the flowers to roses.


(I have this book, if you need further instruction. The ribbon is made out of fondant with tiny hearts cut outs done with the tiny heart cutter plunger.)

Chocolate with roses:

You could also just do a chocolate cake with tiny blue ribbon fondant roses, like in this heart of roses. That could be beautiful too.


Hope that helps.

imagenthatnj Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 10:38pm
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Forgot to say, the blue has to be a nice lighter blue so that it contrasts with the dark of the chocolate, just a little bit less green than on the first photo. After all, they didn't tell you what kind of blue.

imagenthatnj Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 10:40pm
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luvbuttercream, very funny. I was just sending you a link to a cake just like that. That was probably the inspiration for the one you found.

For the happy birthday message, you should do a plaque, written with royal icing, or even with edible markers. The beauty of these cakes lies in their simplicity. You could put the plaque on the bottom.

As I said, I have the book. Let me know if you want me to email you instructions later. I don't have the book on me today, but Monday I could send you something.

Echooo3 Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 11:03pm
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In my photo's I have a chcolate cake with a blue ribbon and bow. Looks pretty good to me.

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