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post #16 of 38
I think you did the right thing with the burgandy scrolls...it goes well with the roses. In my opinion...you have taken care of the burgandy...I think you should go with a thin orange ribbon. You could buy the burgandy and orange and then decide which one you like best.

By the way...I think the cake is very pretty...I like the use of the variety of bold colored flowers. thumbs_up.gif
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post #17 of 38
I think the layered ribbons will work best. Play with them at the store, or buy a few rolls and try out different things at home. Get a good quality ribbon...maybe grosgain....it will look very elegant, especially since the cake is monochromatic. I don't think you should do different colors on each level....that will really make it look NOT tied together. Just my opinion.

Good luck....don't forget to post pictures!!!
post #18 of 38
I wanted to add....maybe you can sort of stick the sunflowers towards the back of the bunch....kinda hide them a bit....those, IMHO, are the only ones that might not fit....the others are all very rich looking colors.
post #19 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys for the help. Magjoy: I agree with you about the birds of paradise, but I guess there is some reason she likes them.

Traci: Thank you for the compliment. I bought several different ribbons...haven't found any good orange colors yet. I did buy several in the red/burgundy family.

Adven68: I agree with you about keeping the ribbon the same on all layers....You are right about the sunflowers. I think they are throwing me off more than anything. They just don't seem to belong on the cake at all.

The good thing is that this cake doesn't need to be done until Thursday night...its a dummy cake(I'm making a cheesecake/cake combo to serve) so I have a little time to work with it. I brought the cake home so I would have time to play with it during the day. Maybe I'll try out the different ribbons and get your opinions.

Thanks everyone for your help...I definitely need it icon_lol.gif
post #20 of 38
Your customer definitely does not have a sense of what colors goe together, but the customer is always right, right? I know, I know...If you put some off white or cream colored bow loops and a lot of greenery intermixed in the boquet it, it may not look bad. I like gmcakes' idea about layering the ribbon colors. You could also use a neutral off white or cream for the ribbon around the cake if she would allow it. It would draw the attention to the floral piece on top and perhaps draw it all together. Good luck.
Vicky, MO
post #21 of 38
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Thanks Vicky...the customer's always right except when they are wrong icon_lol.gif I like the idea of some cream colored bow loops. I have some cream colored silk roses that would look gorgeous with the burgundy roses, but I have to keep reminding myself its not my wedding cake icon_lol.gif

She originally asked me to do the wedding cake that is in my photos with a few changes. She said she wanted it to look exactly like it except she wanted red scrolls and she was going to bring flowers. I thought, well that won't be too bad because I thought she would bring some red roses and I could work with that. Then she dropped these flowers off and ever since then the cake has taken on a life of its own icon_lol.gif She said she wanted the pearls around it, but honestly it looks horrible that way. I think this is one of those times I might have to lead her a different way.

I guess the mark of a good decorator is making a cake look pretty no matter what you have to work with.
post #22 of 38
...if you can, maybe her florist could show you a sample of how they plan to make those flowers into a bouquet and that may give you something easier to work with...that way it will also tie in exactly with the other wedding decor.
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post #23 of 38
ge978,
I was being sarcastic when I said the customer was always right. It's just hard to get that across in writing. You sound like you have it under control.
Vicky, MO
post #24 of 38
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vicki: I knew you were kidding...I was being sarcastic too icon_biggrin.gif It is hard to tell sometimes in writing. Anyway thanks for your help! I'll post a picture when I'm done
post #25 of 38
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Thank you so much for your help on this cake. This is the finished product. I'm not so happy with it, but I've learned that you can't love every cake you do. I just hope she likes it. I really appreciate all of the support and helpful suggestions.

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!!
LL
post #26 of 38
Wow...I think the end product turned out beautiful! I think you really pulled all the colors together! Great job!!
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post #27 of 38
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Thank you for the compliment MrsMissey icon_biggrin.gif
post #28 of 38
The cake is beautiful...I love it. thumbs_up.gif
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post #29 of 38
I have to be honest, I had no idea how you could get all of that to work, (meaning all of the different types of flowers and colors) I was worried for you...but you did a FANTASTIC job of making it look great! WOW! You did such a beautiful job! I'm sure she is going to love it! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #30 of 38
The cake is beautiful...really! I bet she'll love it!
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