Need Some Ideas - Drawing A Blank!

Decorating By pj22 Updated 7 Nov 2011 , 10:22pm by pj22

pj22 Posted 30 Oct 2011 , 9:23pm
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I have a potential order to make a 3 tier cake covered in fondant for a wedding. The bride has chosen an abstract peacock feather motif for her invites and as a central theme and wants it to reflect on the cake.

She is looking for something modern and abstract and the peacock motif is in plum and gold.

I am drawing a blank on the cake design. I am thinking making fondant peacock feathers to match her main motif but how do I place it on a 3 tier cake?

Do you have any ideas for this theme/cake design??

Thanks so much for any help!

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LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 30 Oct 2011 , 10:11pm
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Could you paint the feathers onto the cake? Maybe just do 1 large feather per tier, kind of across the front of each.

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 30 Oct 2011 , 11:18pm
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Do a "search" here on CC for Peacock Cakes...........lots of really beautiful ideas.

pj22 Posted 30 Oct 2011 , 11:44pm
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i did a search.... there are some pretty cakes but I'm not sure how to fit in the 'modern' look??

Panel7124 Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 12:09am
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instead of yellow drops use peacock feathers, something like that

pj22 Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 12:31am
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That is a very neat cake Panel7124!!! thanks! Do you think it will look good on round tiers??

Panel7124 Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 6:59am
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I think the form of the tiers doesn't matter too much. It would just be slightly easier to do it on square tiers IMO .I like a lot this design, saved it in my photos some time ago as I wanted to try something similiar (I don't remember exactly who's design it is - think M. Stewart, but not sure, sorry if I'm wrong). Good luck with your cake if you get the order, I can imagine a very beautiful one with modern peacock feathers motif, hope you'll post the pictures!

VeronicaLuis Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 8:40am
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VeronicaLuis Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 8:42am
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I found another one, this is very similar to the picture from Panel7124

Panel7124 Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 8:50am
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Wow, Veronica, they are all gorgeous! Let's make some peacock cakes... icon_wink.gif

VeronicaLuis Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 9:20am
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I love Peacocks, they are beautiful. I hope I get the chance one day to make one. If for no one else then I'll have to do it for my birthday.

pj22 Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 1:20pm
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thank you so so much for the help!! I've gotten some great inspiration and will send some sketches to the bride icon_smile.gif

Oh, btw, do you guys just use MS Paint to draw sketches?? Or draw, scan and send??

dawnybird Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 2:15pm
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What is MS paint??

pj22 Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 12:13pm
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MS Paint is the drawing software that comes by default with a Windows computer.... what do you usually use to draw sketches? Free hand them? TIA!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 1:32pm
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You might also consider trying something like this:

This type of design has a more contemporary feel and would lend itself well to the plum and gold colors.

traci_doodle Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 2:50pm
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pj22 Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 10:22pm
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Those are some beautiful cakes! Thanks so much!

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