Friday, June 17, 2011
The couple were using purple and orange as their wedding colors and wanted them represented on the cake. I used my ribbon cutters and placed the 2 bands of fondant. It was what we discussed and what I drew out in the wedding consultation, but once the cake was done I thought it detracted from the cake just a little. It's still a pretty cake, but I think the color bands make it look a little "less-weddingy".
There are times when the actual cake just doesn't work out looking at great as it did when I sketched it on paper. It always puts me in a pickle - do I do what looks/works best, or do I give the couple what they contractually agreed to? Contract wins out 99% of time. The other 1% I consult the bride and explain my dilemma and ask for permission. It doesn't happen very often, but try to be mentally prepared when it does! ; )
I'm always fond of the whimsical scroll pattern, but I was overwhelmed from cute overload by the bride and groom ledge sitters. They were just so cute! A word of caution though - these ledge sitters can get pretty heavy so make sure you provide some support underneath them. A few straws will do the trick.
Speaking of cake supports, in the past I have used skewers, wooden dowels, plastic columns, drinking straws, and have just started using bubble tea straws. Drinking straws were my favorite, but I am liking these new bubble tea straws I just got in. What do you use for cake supports?