The hardest part of making a display cake, for me, is deciding on ONE design. Pinterest is killing me! There is so much inspiration out there to get your wheels turning that it becomes overwhelming. I mean, OVERWHELMING. So I have start with some guidelines.
- It's not a cake contest. I don't have to use the hardest techniques or do everything I know, on one cake. No one is judging them!
- These displays are for brides, not me! It's not my wedding, so I should tailor the designs to types of looks that my brides like and can afford. I would love to add an extra $500 worth of gumpaste flowers to a display but I don't have that customer at this time (maybe one day, Sylvia Weinstock!).
- Combo of 1 & 2... Keep it simple. Sure, I have the rare bride that wants something really different, but most want buttercream icing, a little color, a few flowers, a little personal detail (monogram, graphic from the invitation, etc).
We will see if I can follow my own rules in the next few weeks! I still want to be proud of these cakes and they should represent my style too! This little cutie cake is the first in a group I'm going to make in the same color scheme. I just love this gray and yellow combo! My idea here was to get the bands of color without using plain ribbon (which is a constant these days). It was hard for me to paint flowers a "not so natural" gray, but it had to be done! Tee hee! A lot more "could" be added, but I'm trying to follow rule #3. If you think differently, please tell me! Also, I want to make some gumpaste "billy balls" for one of my upcoming displays, so if you know how to make them, please let me know!