Ideas Needed For A Simple Wedding Cake

Decorating By cakesbyrose Updated 22 Mar 2011 , 2:23am by cutiepiecupcake

cakesbyrose Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:23am
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SO i got a call today to make this wedding cake for next week. She wants a fairly simple cake.

The groom is African and the bride is Australian
nothing to flowery or girly...just simple and elegant..

how would i incorporate something african into a wedding cake?

i was just thinking of doing a simple tall square cake with stencil...thats all i could think of...but i wanted to something a little more!!1

any ideas!!

9 replies
JenFailla Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:40am
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I tried googling some images, but they kept taking me to ones that looked like Lion King cakes. Maybe a tall tiered cake like you were saying, but outlining african violets (sorta like stenciling) down the sides?? This way it wouldn't be too girly and flowery- you could even do it in a black royal icing or something. Good luck and make sure to post pics!! icon_smile.gif

obsessed Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 4:06am
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You didn't mention whether you were limited by the use of certain colors or not. In any case, maybe one of these will inspire you...

HTH icon_smile.gif

cakesbyrose Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 6:14am
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thanks the last pict!

laurenboxall Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 6:37am
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I automatically though of a tall round cake, airbrushed orange and yellow with black sillohettes of trees and girafes, etc

Kind of like the toy:
but on a cake! You might need to use your imagination! lol

cake_architect Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 7:16am
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Look at

Adult Advanced
Novelty Tiered
Susi Araya

on this website:

i would definitely not call it simple lol but its gorgeous and could offer some inspiration!

cake_architect Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 7:18am
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the bottom tier is what laurenboxall was talking about- i love how on the cake they did part painted and part with fondant to give some depth. totally awesome icon_biggrin.gif

Evoir Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 9:01am
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I think if it needs to be simple and elegant, I would maybe choose a striking native flower from each of their countries to place on top of the cake, tied together or something. both Africa and Australia have some amazing natural flora!

cakesbyrose Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 12:11pm
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Thanks girls...i like the native flower idea....

cutiepiecupcake Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 2:23am
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I second Evoirs idea.. simple, elegant & represents both bride and groom perfectly

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