All Black Fondant Covered Cake?

Decorating By jessiann Updated 20 Sep 2010 , 7:55pm by imagenthatnj

jessiann Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 3:34pm
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My friend wants me to help her make a 3 tier black cake, with purple and lime green circles, and alternating green and purple ribbon around the bottoms of the cakes.

Do you think this will look okay? I have never made an all black cake before or even seen one, so I'm a little nervous it won't look right. It's for a wedding shower.

Thanks!

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imagenthatnj Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 3:54pm
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yums Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 3:58pm
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I think that color combo would look awesome! Not sure it goes with a bridal shower but......it would be cool.

flamingobaker Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:01pm
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I found this cake on CC
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1245502.html

I think the colors look good together, but it's definitely a "halloweenish vibe" but maybe that's what she is looking for.

As the PP said add some white. Also, mix it up a little by covering one or two tiers with purple or green.

Still not feeling the love for a wedding shower though!

jessiann Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:04pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

It might not look OK if the purple is dark because there won't be enough contrast between the black and purple.

You can see the palette of colors used here. It can be used beautifully, but you need some white to break the darkness.

http://www.hostessblog.com/2010/09/glam-halloween-purple-lime-green/
http://tomkatstudio.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-to-shop-halloween-glam-collection.html

Also, here's a link of a cake using black and purple, and as you can see, the black and purple almost blend into each other. I don't think you can make it pretty without having white as the breaking color...but I could be wrong.

http:[email protected]/4431576197/in/photostream/





Hmmm. That's what I was worried about.. The purple on the black. I'm not sure which shade of purple she's wanting to do though. Maybe I should see if she wants to do the cakes green or purple w/ black and wither green or purple circles...? Do you think that would look better?

jessiann Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:06pm
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Originally Posted by yums

I think that color combo would look awesome! Not sure it goes with a bridal shower but......it would be cool.





Her wedding colors are black, lime green, and purple. I just can't really picture the cake in my head. icon_confused.gif

jessiann Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:10pm
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Originally Posted by flamingobaker

I found this cake on CC
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1245502.html

I think the colors look good together, but it's definitely a "halloweenish vibe" but maybe that's what she is looking for.

As the PP said add some white. Also, mix it up a little by covering one or two tiers with purple or green.

Still not feeling the love for a wedding shower though!





Oh that does look very "Halloween." Hm. I agree with you on it not being the best wedding shower cake, but those are the bride's colors and what my friend wants to make for her. Not something I would choose myself... I can't think of a way to use all the bride's wedding colors in the cake without it looking like a Halloween cake!

imagenthatnj Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:23pm
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Here Jessiann. Look at this link. You can definitely use her palette of colors and make it look beautiful, classy, elegant, un-halloweenish. you just have to use the colors in small doses. I completely disagree with a black-covered cake.

http://www.thecakeblog.com/2010/02/purple-black-wedding.html

I am assuming she is wearing a white dress at the wedding? It's a beautiful palette, I love the mix of those colors. What is her wedding cake going to look like? Same as the palette for her bridal shower?

Classycakes Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:28pm
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I made this black with purple cake for a wedding last year. It's not all black but you can see the purple against the black tier so it will give you some idea how the colours work together. I'll try to attach it.

Classycakes Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:33pm
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Sorry.....couldn't get the picture to attach to the post. It's a three tier wedding cake. The bottom tier is black fondant, the top two are white with black cornelli lace and there is a deep purple ribbon around the base of each tier with a deep purple bow. But you can certainly see the difference between the purple and the black from the bottom tier. If you want me to forward the picture, just pm me and I'll send it along.

Good luck with your cake!

imagenthatnj Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:37pm
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Yes, there are problems attaching photos in the forums. People are just adding them to their photos in their galleries instead. I haven't been able to even send attachments with the PMs., but maybe it will work with you.

Classycakes, I love your cakes.

Classycakes Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:41pm
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Thanks so much Imagenthat!! I appreciate your compliment!

I'll try to attach it to my gallery - maybe that will work!

Classycakes Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:49pm
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It's there now so you can check the colours out if you wish!

jessiann Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 7:33pm
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Thanks everyone! I talked with her and i think we are going to do all white with lime green ribbon at the base of each cake and black and/or purple circles. Or something like that anyway! Hopefully we can make it look nice. icon_smile.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 7:55pm
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One more sample for you. (Classycakes, yes, yours also have white; it's pretty. I just couldn't think of 3 tiers of black!)

http://kellythecakegirl.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/dig-cam-pics-247.jpg

Good luck! Of course you can make it look nice!

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