I have been asked to make a wedding shower cake for a June 4th shower the Wedding Colors are Black and White any suggestion or ideas? Please Someone help! I have never done a Black and White Theme cake before I want it to be pretty not look like a gothic cake It needs to serve about 30 people.
Did you take a look through the galleries? I know I have seen cakes that are only black and white. You can do a black background (would only recommend it in fondant so it isnt' too much) with a white ribbon, roses, cornelli lace, or scroll work.
You could reverse the colors white background and do the same thing with the black, ribbon, lace or scroll work.
This one has ribbon scrolls and dots.
I did a search in the galleris for "wedding, black, white" turned up a few others also. Take a look through the wedding gallery though, you might be surprised what will give you inspiration.
I take that back. When doing a search in the galleries only put in "Black white" it brings up about 170 photos. Not all are wedding/bridal shower, however there are quite a few that will hopefully give you some great ideas. Here a couple of my favorite ones i found. It all depends on whether you want to go more classy or fun.
I had an order for three cakes for a black and white theme b-day party with red accents. Look in my photos and you will two of them. I like the white best and if I had to do the black one over again I would have bought the same type of ribbon as the black ribbon on the white cake which was acutally the cheapest ribbon at the store. Just a plain matt finished ribbon with no wire. I ordered the black fondant from Sam's Great Cakes and I have to say it even taste good and has a very matt finish to it - reminds me of a very clean black chalk board.
I would have loved to do scroll work on the cakes but the client was very specific about how it was to be decorated.
I think a good thing to ask when they just give you a color combination is if they are looking for elegant, fun, whimsical, simple, garden, etc.... that helps me to give me some sort of direction.
Good Luck......can't wait to see it!
Try googling black and white cake under "images"
Here's a couple I found:
Thank You all so much the lady that asked me to make this cake said it was up to me however I wanted to do it, just that the colors where Black and White and it served 30 people. I wanted it to be really nice I only do this for a hobby so I needed ideas to play with Thanks again for all of your help.
What if you did 2 tier rounds? Bottom tier could be white with black cornelli lace and top tier could be white with black swiss dots and then maybe a black ribbon on top with the tails flowing down the side of the cake and maybe some of that pearl string that they put in corsages?
When I read what you wanted, the first thought that came to my head was the cake from "Sex and the City."
I think that would be great as a black and white or something similar would be very pretty![/code]
I love the cakes that are all white with the black cutout flowers all over. I've seen them on several cake decorating shows. So Elegant and beautiful, not gothic at all. Good luck.
These cakes are all so pretty Thank You for all the great ideas
you know my first (yes my first ) wedding cake our colors were black and white......and we had a very tastefull pretty 3 tiered cake with a thin black ribbon around the bottom of each tier and white roses and just the tips of the edge of the roses were black..........and it was stunning!!
Your cake sounds so pretty do you have a picture of it
I would do something like this cake but instead of red roses, maybe try black gumpaste/fondant roses. OR...make rolled chocolate roses with black coloring in them. Or maybe have the roses spiraling down from the top tier, to the bottom, instead of having them just border the bottom of each tier.
You could try changing the colors of this cake to black and white.
Or if you want something with a modern and artsy feel, this cake is fabulous, IMO.
Thanks this give me something to think about
rodneyck.....I love this cake with the pictures. Do you have any information on how to do this cake.
On the back of the April/May issue of American Cake... there is a cake which could be made into a beautiful black and white version.
A link to the site which sells the issue is http://www.americancakedecorating.com/
Best I can describe?
Three tiered fondant. Top is clean lined, the second tier is diamond shaped quilting and the third layer has squiglly little lines... Very poorly worded but the actual cake is poetic.
If you have created a tiered cake and worked in fondant, should be fine. If you are a confident beginner, should be fine... give a few practice runs with a cake dummy/ie and then try it with a real 6" cake for a while.
try these http://freedsbakery.com/black-tie#axS5Y7MaA0JN-KjRNFFb7g
http://www.utahcakes.com/gallerythree.html. This website has hundreds of cakes to choose from. Good luck
Thanks for those sites. I loved the freeds bakery site, but the other site wouldn't come up. Would you please make sure that you posted it correctly so that I can try it again. I want to make a picture similar to the picture cake that was posted for my mother who will be making 50 in a couple of weeks. Thanks again.....
Thanks...... You're great!!!!!!
I recently had to do this color scheme, look in my photo gallery and you will see two cakes in this color scheme.