Hi guys, hope you can give me your 2 cents here....i am making a 2 tier cake - 8'' and 10''. It will be covered in ivory fondant, with chocolate modeling clay decorations. The theme is grapes, with a quote on each tier, and chocolate scrolls around the border. I want it to be artsy with a "curly, squiggly look" I dont want to do 3D grapes, I had an idea to cut out circles from the chocolate clay to form a bunch of grapes, put a curly line on top, with a large grape leaf.I would put one on the top right side of the top tier, and the bottom left side of the bottom tier. My question is- which do you think would look better? The circles arranged with spaces in between, like a more modern look, or the circles arranged overlapping each other. Both would be in the shape of a grape bushel, but I think the first would be more artsy. Any ideas or tips? Did anyone follow me at all?
You could always sketch it out both ways and see which one you like better. I do that all the time with cakes, or furniture I'm building. You don't have to be great at sketching either....
I think it would look good either way, which I know doesn't help. Maybe you could have a few small clusters separated on a curly vine, per tier, so you get the more modern separated look with a definite grape cluster? Like 1 "grape", then further up 3 "grapes" and then at the top 5 "grapes" with the curly top and leaf? I can see it in my head, don't know if it's translating well on here. So it's like what a grape vine would be rather than just a cluster.
Either way, take pictures!
I tried doodling it out....still not sure. I guess I can really play around with the circles before I attach them. Thanks
I would cut out some paper circles (same size as you'd be using on the cake) and lay them out both ways to see which look you like better. I always make paper models of 3-d items like chairs too, to be certain that the size will look right on the cake I am making (you can use the empty pans as models)