bittersweety Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 3:34pm
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AHey all I'm getting ready for my first bridal fair and I have some pretty good designs for my dummy cakes but I wanted to make one more cake that has the most common wedding colors on it in order to appeal to more brides...however, I can't decide what color combo I think is most common... any input?

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BakingIrene Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 3:52pm
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Will you keep this dummy for other displays after this fair?  Then make the colours pastel.

 

Yes I am aware that some cultures favour red as a base colour. This requires a special batch of fondant or buttercream and goldwork  is also frequently requested with red covered cakes.  Make sure you have the technical skills before you offer such a choice in your publicity.

 

And please avoid blue except as accents.  

 

I would actually think about doing a single tier dummy for each of the four seasons to give people an idea of your ability without  investing in a full scale three--tier cake for each season.

cakegirl123 Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 4:12pm
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This year I had a lot of navy and purple.

bittersweety Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 5:30pm
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AIrene why do you suggest avoiding blue?

BakingIrene Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 7:52pm
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I would suggest not using anything blue as a base colour for a dummy.  Ivory with teal accents, terrific.

 

There are so many choices for unusual designs like the woodgrain, peach baskets, flower covered tier tops, that are just as popular and could be done as single tiers for a display.  I would do a water cake graded from white to medium blue at the bottom.

 

No blue base is a personal preference.

fcakes Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 11:56pm
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Original message sent by BakingIrene

Will you keep this dummy for other displays after this fair?  Then make the colours pastel.

Yes I am aware that some cultures favour red as a base colour. This requires a special batch of fondant or buttercream and goldwork  is also frequently requested with red covered cakes.  Make sure you have the technical skills before you offer such a choice in your publicity.

And please avoid blue except as accents.  

I would actually think about doing a single tier dummy for each of the four seasons to give people an idea of your ability without  investing in a full scale three--tier cake for each season.

Irene, how would you suggest doing 4 tiers to represent one season each? That's a great idea! Any pics for reference? Thank you!!

costumeczar Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 1:44am
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I do a lot of blue, but not as the base color, just flowers etc. A white cake plus blue flowers is really pretty. Last year I did a lot of purple. For next year people are using a lot of orange tones, plus silver and blue together.

BakingIrene Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 2:10am
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Irene, how would you suggest doing 4 tiers to represent one season each? That's a great idea! Any pics for reference? Thank you!!

Look through the gallery.  What immediately comes to my mind is:

 

Spring--cover the top of the tier completely with piped pastel flowers (I pipe flowers a lot faster than I can model them out of gumpaste).

Summer--seashells on a beige cake with sand patches. Water would be blue piping gel accents on top of white buttercream waves.

Fall--the slice of tree cake with autumn leaves. Or a basket of grapes or any harvest theme.

Winter--a white on white with silver and blue touches on  snowflakes. 

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