Decorators Block.. Again!!

Decorating By PressedApples Updated 21 Jan 2013 , 7:51pm by kikiandkyle

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PressedApples Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 3:52am
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I'm having trouble with this 4-tier cake.

I'm trying to get damask, fondant ruffles and a bow onto one cake.. but I just can't figure out how to do it. Normally I wouldn't have a problem. Maybe the 4th tier is throwing me off, since I'm so used to only having to think about 3?? I have no idea.

The BTB likes this cake but I'd like to tie in the damask and bow (her centerpieces have the black & white damask and the chairs at all her tables have huge bows on the backs), I've never seen all three on a cake before. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

I'd appreciate anything you all could throw at me!! Thanks in advance!

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cakefat Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 4:07am
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I think adding a bow would be too much especially after adding damask.

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kakeladi Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 5:07am
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The 1st thing that came to my mind is putting a rather lg bow on the very top - on top of the flowers OR maybe instead of them?

What about the possibility of making the bow ribbon w/damask design and using that as the 'topper' to the cake?

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Aurora42196 Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 8:23am
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AIf I were to make this design. I would leave the bow on the very bottom. If you we're to put the bow on the top, it would distract you from the damask. Put the damask in the middle tier with some accents. Then use one MAYBE two rows of ruffles wrapped around the bottom of each tier acting as a ribbon. This is my opinion. Hope this helps :) happy baking

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peppercorns Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 5:43pm
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AHow about putting a large bow at the bottom tier in contrasting color of the same hue, that will give the cake a different look perhaps but I think it would look elegant.

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-K8memphis Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 6:07pm
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see how some of the ruffles dip down onto the side of some of the tiers and then right next to it is a blank section of the side of the tier?


even though damask is a repeating print--i'd forego that


i'd 'damask' the random open sections randomly


i'd outline the hangy down ruffles in black


so around the sides of each tier you'd have some ruffles hanging down that are outlined in black interspersed with some damask sections that are planted on the sides next to the ruffles


i'd leave the other ruffles all white


white bow on top (outlined with black--maybe/maybe not) but an oversized floppy dress bow not a big high loopy bow


so it looks kinda like it was a package tied on top with an oversized but short floppy bow with a pretty *expressive knot and pretty *expressive gathers sitting face up with the back of the bow resting on the top of the top tier


ribbon trim around each tier bottom border--narrow white


*like disney draws the cinderella dress bows--an animated bow! all white i think


have fun!! cool project!!

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-K8memphis Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 6:32pm
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but honestly i think the bow is too much


ruffles and damask is a pretty full cake design


those ruffles already do everything a bow could do


awesome project though

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kikiandkyle Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 7:51pm
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What about just doing a black and white damask base with a big bow around it?

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