yosaphbridge Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 7:45pm
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I have been asked to design a cake for a ball being held for the Wounded Warriors Project. The theme is "Snowy Evening." Other than this and the client stressing the "wow" factor, I have no other info.

 

I have no ideas for winter cake that would be appropriate for a ball. I would assume it shouldn't be too "girly" but I just can't think what to do.

 

Any thoughts?

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as you wish Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 7:56pm
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AI think a cake covered with pale blue fondant and decorated with just some white snowflakes would look really nice.

ellavanilla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 7:58pm
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to me winter and wow would be bare branches, but who knows what it means to the customer. you  must be frustrated.

 

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/b5/d7/c7/b5d7c71ea6d4d25d2bd7f7c69dbe08fc.jpg

yosaphbridge Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:01pm
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It is frustrating. I asked my boss (I'm just the decorator) if she could get more details. but nothing so far.

 

That is a beautiful cake! I will pass it on as an idea... but I would love to make it even if that's not what they want! 

jennicake Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:03pm
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AOoh, building on the bare branches idea... bare branches in winter covered with a layer of shimmery white frost is very wow.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=tree+frost+winter&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=rzQqUoreEuOJjAKg4IH4DQ&ved=0CCgQsAQ&biw=320&bih=504

as you wish Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:05pm
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AThe bare branches idea is nice,too! I was picturing something like this in my mind. (Except with blue fondant so as to be less weddingish.) [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3095031/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

shanter Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:13pm
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Is this going to be tiered? I love snowflakes, and I've seen cakes (although I couldn't find one just now) that have royal icing or gumpaste snowflakes standing on a tier with a little battery-operated tea light buried in the cake right behind it. You could to a few of these, here and there. I think cakes with lights on them are WOW.

 

P.S. I just saw the post by as you wish - Great minds think alike!

yosaphbridge Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:17pm
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Wow, you guys are all awesome! I knew this was the right place to come for help! I love the branches with snow idea, and the lights on a cake would be very WOW. Hopefully they will like one of these!

Dayti Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:20pm
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I would do the base colour of the cake as midnight blue, it would make the snowflakes really pop. Maybe a few stars on the cake too, like a winter evening/night sky.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:29pm

Whenever someone asks for 'wow', I tend to think of contrast, like black and white. (I also just love black tiered cakes, lol)

A tall black cake with a cascade of shimmery snowflakes and roses, would be pretty, and quite formal.

I always like wintery cascades that aren't just snowflakes, but have white flowers, frozen looking twigs, even pearls in them. I can't find a picture of exactly what I mean, but this cascade sort of shows what I mean.

http://www.veryspecialcakes.com/CK3.JPG

MBalaska Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:33pm

Rookie cake here........ no comparison to Asyouwish's dreamy wedding snowflake cake!!

but just to show how pretty the white snowflakes are on blue I agree with Dayti.

as you wish Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:37pm

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[URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3095039/] [/URL]Rookie cake here........ [B]no[/B] comparison to [B]Asyouwish's[/B] dreamy wedding snowflake cake!! but just to show how pretty the white snowflakes are on blue I agree with [B]Dayti.[/B]

That is so cute! To clarify, I did not make the cake I posted a picture of; I swiped it from Pinterest. (Didn't mean to make it seem like it was mine!) Edit to add: I did do a much smaller cake with snowflakes on it but I can't find the picture right now (I really need to get on my computer.) but I did make these cookies with snowflakes on them! (Not much "wow" there, though!)[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3095046/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

shanter Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:37pm

Here's an example on a darker blue.

http://azcakes.com/wedding-cakes/attachment/391/

Dayti Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 8:45pm

Actually I only said midnight blue because I saw this cake being talked about by Preston Bailey :D http://brides.prestonbailey.com/2013/09/02/midnight-blue-wedding-cake/ Turns out the photo is from Cake Central, not sure who the baker is, but it's just lovely. You'd need it more "wintery" though, but the snowflakes along with flowers like Scrumdiddly says would be awesome. 

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