CakesByMaryJay Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 12:43pm
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Hi,

 

I am making a wedding cake next month and the bride is on a budget and wants a very simply iced cake so we've agreed on plain fondant with a ribbon around each tier and a bow in the corner of each tier. She was going to get a topper of her own as a keepsake but has now come back to me saying she "couldn't find anything nice" and asked me to "do whatever"!!!!!!!!!

 

Well now I am stumped as to what to do. Obviously my price reflects a very simply iced cake so I don't want to spend hours making a little floral topper and I'm definitely not buying something to put on it so can anyone make a suggestion as to what would look pretty but wouldn't take hours or detailed work to suit a cake as described above. I'm a bit angry but don't want to rock the boat as she's a friend of a friend.

 

By the way it's 3 tier with 2 square and a double height round on top.

 

Thanks in Advance for any suggestions!

 

M

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aprilfromLa Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 12:54pm
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AI can't give expert advice because I'm no cake decorator and of course I don't know how hard it is to do things but I see the cake that you are describing and I can picture just a pretty letter of the couple's last name. I think that would look pretty on top of the cake.

sixinarow Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 1:06pm
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Originally Posted by CakesByMaryJay 
 

Hi,

 

I am making a wedding cake next month and the bride is on a budget and wants a very simply iced cake so we've agreed on plain fondant with a ribbon around each tier and a bow in the corner of each tier. She was going to get a topper of her own as a keepsake but has now come back to me saying she "couldn't find anything nice" and asked me to "do whatever"!!!!!!!!!

 

Well now I am stumped as to what to do. Obviously my price reflects a very simply iced cake so I don't want to spend hours making a little floral topper and I'm definitely not buying something to put on it so can anyone make a suggestion as to what would look pretty but wouldn't take hours or detailed work to suit a cake as described above. I'm a bit angry but don't want to rock the boat as she's a friend of a friend.

 

By the way it's 3 tier with 2 square and a double height round on top.

 

Thanks in Advance for any suggestions!

 

M

 

Dear Bride,

I'm sorry you couldn't find a topper that you like for your wedding cake.
I would be happy to provide/create a topper of (flowers, initials, halloween candy) to top the cake. However, the final price will change to reflect the extra time and materials used to make/buy/shop for the design you approve, due by x date.
Thank you
M
BARBARAJEAN Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 4:19pm
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You could make a "cake boss" bow, which is just a simple bow with tails, or you could make a loopy bow. The first one takes barely any time and the second one takes a little more time. You are making bows anyway, just make the topper a littler glitzier....probably not a word!!!!! Add some glitter of some sort, or paint it gold or silver after it dries. Use a flower or a broach if you choose the simple one.
 

CakesByMaryJay Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 9:53pm
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Thanks for the replies. Love the sound of the initial of the surname on top and would take next to no time at all. I was thinking of a loopy bow on top but wondered would it look well with the smaller bows on the other tiers?

cupcakemaker Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 10:16pm
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AA rose?

aprilfromLa Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 1:37am
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A

Original message sent by CakesByMaryJay

Thanks for the replies. Love the sound of the initial of the surname on top and would take next to no time at all. I was thinking of a loopy bow on top but wondered would it look well with the smaller bows on the other tiers?

I hope to see a picture

CakesByMaryJay Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 4:40pm
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Will post a picture when I'm done! It will be next month. Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions :)

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