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post #1 of 99
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I am doing a cake for my brother-in-law's wedding. They want a scrollwork cake with a fountain under it...And yes I offered to pay and do the whole cake as part of our gift to them and she had to pick the most expensive stuff on everything...grrr....anywho....I just spoke with her and she is totally confused as to what she wants as a cake topper. They are getting married in a courthouse. So she said no real wedding dress type toppers. She is terrified of birds. So that cuts out swans and doves and lovebirds. She hates the monogram picks. Doesn't want any flowers on the cake whatsoever (hence the scrollwork) - so I can't use flowers as the topper. She really doesn't like the glass heart stuff......SO WHAT DO I DO!?!?!?!?! It's hard enough trying to please a picky bride....but I'm going to have to please all of my in-laws and the high class wine dollar taste she wants...she should be lucky I am doing the cake for free. They aren't going to have a lot of money to start out with they are only just turning 19. Everyone is paying for their wedding reception and such for like 200 people because they don't have any money to help pay for anything. Sorry...rant and vent there.....Can anyone help for a gigantic scrollwork cake with fountain yet none of the normal or obvious toppers???? TIA
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post #2 of 99
How about a pretty fondant bow?

Why are you stressing over it...? Shouldn't she figure this out? She may be picky, but she's also receiving this as a gift, and should appreciate the offer and consideration!
post #3 of 99
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Oh yeah....I forgot...the "tacky bow"......I thought of all of these pretty ideas but noooooo.....I'm not the professional here.....so thanks for the idea...but no "tacky bow".....
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post #4 of 99
i agree with the above-- have her figure it out....

what does she like? beaches, butterflies, mickey mouse
i just googled cake toppers and came up with several different websites that have cake toppers
post #5 of 99
Since you are doing scroll work on the cake I would do a scrolly heart or two hearts interlocked in royal icing or gumpaste. I have seen heart with a scroll look to it. And maybe even add a few small hearts in with the scrolls.

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post #6 of 99
How about piping some royal icing scrolls to match the scrollwork on the cake and then when they're dry, stick them in the top of the cake a la Collette Peters?

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post #7 of 99
I like the "scrolly hearts" idea.
Unless, she's afraid of scrolly hearts icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif !!!???
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post #8 of 99
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Originally Posted by itsloops

I like the "scrolly hearts" idea.
Unless, she's afraid of scrolly hearts icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif !!!???




LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is hilarious!
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post #9 of 99
Afraid of scrolly hearts! LOL!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif How funny. This bride is starting to remind me of the show "Monk" with all her phobias and negative reactions.

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post #10 of 99
What about crystallized fruit around the cake? Or does fruit make her run the other way also?
post #11 of 99
I have no ideas to suggest, but I just had to say this is the funniest thread I have read since the one about the bride who was getting married in the parking lot...

(I do agree, maybe she has a hobby you can put on top of the cake, or a common interest the bride and groom have....)
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post #12 of 99
How about a figurine of her husband-to-be? I hope she likes HIM.
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post #13 of 99
How about a pair of pears? BTW...thanks for the chuckle...
post #14 of 99
or a cross?
post #15 of 99
or interlocking wedding bands?
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