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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by kaytkat

I think that topper is very cute! I was be offended if I was the bride and you said anything about it.



I think the bride and groom are cute on it. After I read your post I realized that if the cake decorator said anything that I perceived as being negative about my cake topper, especially if it is one with sentimental value like I'm suspecting this one is, I might be offended enough and be off to find a different decorator. I'm not there to feel like I'm being judged over my choice of toppers and I shouldn't have to feel a need to explain it either. If I was using a sentimental piece though, I think I'd be wanting to share my story with the decorator, but not everyone feels that way either.
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post #17 of 26
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Like I said in a previous post I was not going to mention this to the bride and I am assuming that it belonged to someone previously, my delima is that she wants a blinged out cake covered in rhinestones and black magic roses. I just was hoping that it would at least semi match seeing as this is for a family friend and I will know almost everyone in attendance....
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post #18 of 26
I don't think that's the ugliest topper ever...not by a long shot! I'm not sure what you had planned for the cake, but how about bringing elements of the topper down to the cake board and reproducing them there?
post #19 of 26
If it is sentimental, then it's possible the bride realizes her cake design won't match, but maybe that doesn't matter. She wants the cake design of her dreams, and also have the sentimental topper. I really think it's going to be ok.

If you are concerned enough about it, and it's for a family friend, you can ask if there is any element from the topper they may want you to incorporate into the cake design. Kinda go in the reverse, so to speak.
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post #20 of 26
Maybe you could ask her if you could incorporate some elements from the topper into the design to kind of blend the 2 looks a little? I definitely agree that if the cake is white and the topper is faded you should ask her if you can make the fondant an off white shade so it will match HTH!
post #21 of 26
Ok i have to agree, that topper is pretty ugly. I am sure it is meaningful to the bride though. I am making my sisters wedding cake in june. i was lucky to be given my grandparents wedding cake topper (65+years old)! My sisters and i all agreed that it would be super special to all use it on our cakes when we get married. of course it looks very dated, but is much smaller than the one you were given to work with. Maybe you could suggest to the bride just using the figures if you could take it appart carefully? Good luck!!!
post #22 of 26
Maybe you could say that its lovely but unless it has sentimental value & she doesn't want it altered, then maybe you could keep it in keeping a bit more with the rest of the by removing the flowery arch bit and just having the wee people???
post #23 of 26
I would think professionally, it would be OK to suggest design elements to mesh the topper to the cake. Make a good looking overall cake for the wedding is your professional "duty" so making a well placed suggestion (without the comment of "ugliest topper") (NOT that you would, I know), is in order. thumbs_up.gif
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by craise79

I got asked to make a cake for an upcoming wedding and we had the whole thing planned out, the only thing I had left to get from the bride was a pic of the cake topper. She finally sent me the picture and I was SHOCKED! Every thing she has picked out for her cake is very pretty and modern and this topper is the ugliest thing I have ever seen! It is super old, I have no idea how I can giver her everything she asked for as well as incorporate this horrific topper, help!



When you say "we" I take that to mean you and the bride have already planned her cake out, right down to the last "bling". Since she sent you the picture of the topper, she obviously knows what it looks like.

As others have stated - there are many reasons this is the chosen topper... sentimental value, deceased loved one, someone lost a bet, a child picked it out, budget reasons, etc. Regardless, it's not really your business. Did she come to you during the planning phase or when she emailed the picture and say: I know this is ugly and will not fit with the design/color/trend of my cake but will you PLEASE help me incorporate it?

What is the real issue here? Do you feel it will make your cake look bad?
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post #25 of 26
My sister had that exact same topper when she got married in 1990, so it must something that was handed down in the family.......
post #26 of 26
You have said the cake design is black and white. Don't know the exact design but if you bring some the of the black under or around the bottom edge of the topper that should help make the fact that the topper is a bit faded less noticeable.
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