Looking For Some Opinions On Design...

Decorating By dukeswalker Updated 17 Sep 2014 , 2:02am by dukeswalker

dukeswalker Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 10:36pm
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I have a cake coming up this weekend that I have been given creative license on.  It will be a "Dallas" themed (think original TV show - Dallas) 40th birthday party.  Kind of a big, glamorous, "Dallas" party.


Anyway - The design is as follows:


Bottom tier - 10" round, white ruffle cake (big, messy ruffles) with silver dusted on the edges

Top tier - 8" round, white fondant with a brown leather belt and large silver belt buckle with "40" on it

Topper - Cowboy hat with a rhinestone hat band and a Texas Star


My question:  What color would you make the hat?  White, beige, or grey?


I've drawn it up each way and love them all equally.....

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 11:02pm
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AI think a nice beige/tan so it stands out well against all the ruffling and the easily identifiable belt -- what an awesome design

but I'm so in love with a white hat -- maybe with a silver edging around the brim? too un-cowboy? naw I think the beige will work better --

I vote beige

reginaherrin Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 11:02pm
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I would go light grey.  JR's hat was usually that color but with grey at the hat you will add a bit more color to your cake.

dukeswalker Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 11:07pm
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Should have included that the Texas star on the cowboy hat will be silver.

-K8memphis Posted 16 Sep 2014 , 6:31pm
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4 votes out of 70 looks -- that's funny -- sounds like commitment issues :-D


but i was thinking about your cake-- i think the '40' belt buckle and the texas star might compete -- could you put the 40 on the star and either put it on the belt or the hat? if you do use both i think one should be smaller --


then i was also thinking i would put a texture on the middle tier so the hat stands out enough as a hat -- so the smooth surfaces are not just duplicated -- kwim?


or i would 'hang' the hat on the side of the cake or put it on an angle on top  --


just over thinking for you -- no extra charge :lol:

dukeswalker Posted 17 Sep 2014 , 2:02am
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Original message sent by -K8memphis

just over thinking for you -- no extra charge :lol:

Too funny! Thank you for thinking!

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