KJ62798 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:55am
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I'm doing a small (6in square) bridal shower cake for a shower a friend is hosting. My friend wants chocolate ganache for the frosting/filling.

The bride's colors are brown and light aqua. She's young/hip and likes 50's & 60's vintage fabrics. The plan is to do fondant flowers & ribbons on the top.

Any suggestions for flower styles that might have a more vintage feel to them. Other than the color combo of aqua/brown I have creative license.

TIA
Kristy

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KJ62798 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:44pm
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Bumpin' this & hoping for some ideas.

K

glow0369 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:05pm
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I do vintage fashion shows and big bold flowers is what happened in the 50,'s and 60's....bows.... not to sure about seems too frilly for the eras.

glow0369 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:05pm
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I do vintage fashion shows and big bold flowers is what happened in the 50,'s and 60's....bows.... not to sure about seems too frilly for the eras.

glow0369 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:41pm
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....maybe trim the flowers in glitter...

KJ62798 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:51pm
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Thanks--I was thinking that a single large flower would be better than a bunch of little ones. The glitter is a nice idea.

hmmmmm....what kind of flower?

K

daltonam Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:56pm
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this cake pic was posted recently & I just love it, I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for but anyway.....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1810551.html

KJ62798 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:13pm
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LOVE that flower! I need to look for the tutorial.

I did a google search for pin-up girl flowers and found this pic of a hairclip flower:

http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.176991462.jpg

I'm wondering if I could make this out of fondant/gumpaste.

daltonam Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:24pm
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she just posted one!!!!!!

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1810888.html

daltonam Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:27pm
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I did a google search for pin-up girl flowers and found this pic of a hairclip flower:

http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.176991462.jpg

I'm wondering if I could make this out of fondant/gumpaste.





oh goodness I've seen one very much like this one on this site, let me see if I can find it.

ans yes you can make that, I even tried it....ok I'm going to look icon_smile.gif

daltonam Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:31pm

here you go, she also had another pic if I'm not mistaken

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1589558.html

imagenthatnj Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:43pm

daltopnam, I was just going to look for her blog.

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/

Jessica Harris makes a lot of these type of cakes and flowers.

imagenthatnj Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:45pm

I also loved this... downloaded the photo a few min. ago to my folder.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39615881@N06/4537988251/

daltonam Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 7:45pm
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I also loved this... downloaded the photo a few min. ago to my folder.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39615881@N06/4537988251/




very very pretty, thanks for sharing. i'm going to save this one too icon_smile.gif

cakeythings1961 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 8:43pm

The 50's & 60's were such different decades. But having lived through the 60's, I can tell you that daisies were very popular in the 60's...including those in fantasy colors!!!

KJ62798 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 9:07pm

THANK YOU!!!! for all the great ideas. I have the Jessica Harris cake in my faves already.

I love her ruffled cupcakes on the blog. It says that she has a tutorial for those here on CC. I have to see if I can find it.

I hit Joann's today for fabric to use on the cake board. Found a lovely pale aqua w/a dark brown floral that looks vintage. I'm going to run it past my friend. I think the dahlia style flower will look really good with it. I'll practice those and the ruffly circle ones over the weekend.

Let's see if the fabric pic will attach.

EDIT-nope.

imagenthatnj Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 9:13pm

The tutorial is not on CC. It's in one of the issues. She was called to make those for the magazine. I don't think they're hard to do. Just fondant circles folded in half and then in quarters attached to the buttercream.

Kaytecake Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 9:20pm

Loved the 60s mod flower power motif-

http://www.flair4all.com/mod-flower-mighty-bright.html

KJ62798 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 9:24pm

Let's see if this works--link to the fabric

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs664.snc4/60455_1607574639300_1534206944_1508906_286681_n.jpg

K

KJ62798 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 9:25pm
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The tutorial is not on CC. It's in one of the issues. She was called to make those for the magazine. I don't think they're hard to do. Just fondant circles folded in half and then in quarters attached to the buttercream.




I went back to the blog and realized that icon_sad.gif

I'll have to play with the folded circles.

K

imagenthatnj Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 9:43pm

One more... I was looking for it, but I download so many things...

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1797530

It's a variation of the J Harris cake done by moonbabel.

KJ62798 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 9:51pm

oooooh, that one is super cute too.

So many great ideas.

K

KJ62798 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 5:50am

Hey everyone,
Spent the weekend experimenting with flavors and playing with vintage flowers. I tried out the tutorial for the fondant dahlias.

Here's the result:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1815131

I also made some corsage style flowers but I don't have those on cake yet. Not sure yet which I will use on the final cake. I like the dahlias but they are a little overwhelming on such a small cake.

Let me know what y'all think--THANKS!

Kristy

cakeythings1961 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 11:36am

Oh, I love it...just put it in my favorites! The dahlia on top is a little big, but I like it that way! Nice job. icon_smile.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 2:19pm

I love it! Got it into my favorites already. I like the huge flowers actually. What I would take off are the small ones. But that's just my "simplifying" opinion. Plus, if I remember correctly, you'll have a flowered board, and you don't want it to crash with your cake.

http://www.maisiefantaisie.co.uk/chocolate-blue-wedding-cake.html
http://www.maisiefantaisie.co.uk/frill-wedding-cake.html
http://www.maisiefantaisie.co.uk/magnolia-wedding-cake.html

imagenthatnj Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 12:14pm

Forgot this cake, from Neiman Marcus. Don't look at the prices... lol.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod106590093&parentId=cat16131009&masterId=cat16131006&index=1&cmCat=cat000000cat000553cat17640731cat16130978cat16131006cat16131009

KJ62798 Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 7:43pm

HOLY GUACAMOLE! $200 for a 7in cake that serves 8-10. $20/serving---aack.

Very cute cake and thanks for all the MaisieFantasie links. LOVE those.

Kristy

imagenthatnj Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 7:55pm

You're welcome.

I think you're wrong...it's not 7 in cake! It's smaller!

7"H x 5"W x 4"D.

It's 7" in height... don't know why they have two other measures instead of just one (width and diameter?), but that's even smaller!!

They're cheesecake, covered in chocolate. I wish someone gave me a free one ('cause I'm not paying for one, ever) so that I can see what the big deal is about them. All of those cakes are so expensive. When I look at them, I think about the cakes I see here and how much those could be if we go by their prices!

psmith Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 7:58pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Forgot this cake, from Neiman Marcus. Don't look at the prices... lol.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod106590093&parentId=cat16131009&masterId=cat16131006&index=1&cmCat=cat000000cat000553cat17640731cat16130978cat16131006cat16131009




Yikes! They'll sell you 12 cake balls for $38. wow! That cake is beautiful!!!

imagenthatnj Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 8:11pm

It's Belgian chocolate they're covered with, so that might account for the price, but still...

Saks are a tiny bit cheaper:
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446160717&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574492703469&bmUID=iJp2NoY&RVL=true

Then Dean & Deluca prices:
http://www.deandeluca.com/new-and-seasonal/halloween/vampire-cake.aspx
http://www.deandeluca.com/bakery-shop/cakes/chocolate-happy-birthday-cake.aspx

SORRY, getting off post here. Cute ideas for halloween though at Dean and Deluca. They're all a block or two away from me. I should go look at them in person if they have them on the shelves.

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