Need Help To Keep This Sheet Cake From Being Boring!

Decorating By dressageviolist Updated 3 May 2011 , 1:44am by cabecakes

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dressageviolist Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:20am
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I am having a hard time with this one- a large sheet cake for two people, one, a retiring oboist, and another a woman who got her doctorate. So, there will be a picture of an oboe (black and silver), and a graduation cap (also black). Letters will be black. The only color is an orchid spray that has very pale cream petals (the oboist is an orchid fanatic). I want to do a basketweave on the sides that climbs up over the top, but also want some color. I don't want to be stuck with an ivory basketweave and the rest blah.

Any ideas?

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chefjess819 Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:35am
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could you maybe add some color into the basketweave? i've seen on here where the vertical stripes were done in a one color and the horizontal stripes were done in another. they look really awesome like that.

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cabecakes Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:44am
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Maybe instead of a basketweave you could do varying sizes of colored fondant stripes. Or do the upright splints in a different color then the weaving. Good Luck.

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