fcakes Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 4:35am
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How would you describe a shabby chic garden wedding cake design? If anyone could please help with picture references, I'd really appreciate it!!! Tried searching on google and it showed some flowery designs, but wanted to get the opinion from CC members please :) Thank you!!!

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kikiandkyle Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 4:50am
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I'd recommend checking Pinterest because it seems to be all I see on there recently!

costumeczar Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 1:35pm
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Look up "rustic cakes" and you should come up with a ton on google images or pinterest.

fcakes Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 10:49pm
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so rustic would be similar to shabby chic?

-K8memphis Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 12:01am
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i think an easy example of shabby chic is denim and lace

 

a combination of something common well used to almost tattered and something refined modern haute

 

like patchwork velvet

 

or silk bandanas

 

a shabby chic cake could go in a lot of different directions

 

it just needs that contrast imo

ellavanilla Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 12:45am
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when i think of shabby chic, I think of white slip covers, and old fashioned flowers like cabbage roses or peonies. 

 

i love the ruffled cakes that have been popular lately, for that kind of look.

costumeczar Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 12:48am
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Originally Posted by fcakes 

so rustic would be similar to shabby chic?

The brides who come to me use the terms lind of interchangeably. It's a mood, kind of casual and "undone" looking.

kikiandkyle Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 1:59am
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In my mind its like a kind of 'vintage' vibe. Pastels, flowers, ruffles and lace. All a little undone and rough around the edges. If you google shabby chic wedding cakes there are a ton of really great examples. 

SugaredSaffron Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 7:29am
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AI think florals, vintage.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 7:34am

I also think whites, creams and light pastels, peonies, garden roses, lace, pearls, etc.

 

I did a quick pinterest search for 'shabby chic wedding cake;, and tons of results popped up.

-K8memphis Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 2:57pm

i know you already get the idea i'm just enjoying this thread ;)

 

yes--like the middle link in Babbo's post--the reason to me it's shabby chic is the background color of the soft blue damask is cloudy kinda uneven and it looks to have a stripey striation too--a little faded like old wallpaper but so pretty and the stunning flowers chic it up

 

ooh i wanna make one of those!

 

and by contrast if the damask was sharp distinct colors like damask can be sometimes then the flowers would be softer, show a little brown on petal edges. maybe have a few pieces of lace tucked in peaking out here & there

 

i know you already get the idea i'm just enjoying this thread

 

i LOVE shabby chic-

 

'tea stained' i think is a good idea word to include for shabby chic--something should reflect the idea of tea-stained even if pure white and some bright colors are used

 

a little aged and so pretty

kisamarie Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 4:32pm

When I think of "Shabby Chic" I think of Cabbage roses, cream, pinks,robins egg blue, teardrop piping, stuff like that.  Just go to Rachel Ashwells website and see what inspires you!

fcakes Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 8:44pm

Thank you so so much!!! I think I'd love to combine maybe chevron, ruffles, pearls and some flowers into one cake..... can't wait to see how it turns out! Thank you so much!!

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