Cake For A "cotillion"

Decorating By tvtorp Updated 14 Sep 2009 , 4:02am by matthewkyrankelly

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tvtorp Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 3:27am
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A friend of mine has asked me to decorate a cake for her daughters "cotillion". Where should I look for ideas? She said she doesn't want it to look like a wedding cake. Any ideas?

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this-mama-rocks Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 3:48am
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Will the daughter's dress be all-white, or have some color to it?

Sometimes the name or crest/emblem of the cotillion will start you off on ideas. Or maybe the family's crest?

When I hear "cotillion", I think of opera-length gloves, pearls, and magnolia blossoms.

Blown sugar "bubbles" could be a starting point.....


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matthewkyrankelly Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 4:02am
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How many people does it need to serve? This is where you could use some interesting shaped pans. I think a stacked comma shape doesn't really scream wedding as much. It also creates that area inside the curve that could be used for more highlighted decorations.

You could also do a topsey-turvey cake. They can be whimsical or classic.

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