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Colored wedding cake question :)

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Hi all icon_smile.gif I have a wedding coming up and the bride is adorable icon_smile.gif the whole process has been a total dream and I am really excited to do it! The only snafu I have is the cake design... I know brides have the say but I am afraid it will look more like a birthday cake than a wedding cake. I am wondering if anyone has any tips on making it more.... I don't know is formal the right word?
She wants the cake to be split down the side (not quite the middle but about a third of the way over and one side to be a rich plum color with turquoise designs and the other side to be turquoise with plum designs... No flowers, and a flat like "divider" like Adolska is known for. icon_smile.gif I just honestly can't envision this ... And none the less as a formal wedding cake... Any suggestions would be most welcome icon_smile.gif thanks so much!!!!
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Well you could sell her on the idea that this would make a spectacular grooms cake.

See what your public library has in the way of books--aiming for Martha Stewart or other wedding cake style books. They do a good job of defining what the different styles mean in cake.

No flowers is OK for a formal wedding, but light colours are definitely more formal. What about the same designs in light plum and turquoise on an off white cake?
post #3 of 5
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Thank you so much icon_smile.gif grooms cake was exactly what I was thinking but not so sure that would be in their budget ... I will definitely go to the library this afternoon!! Thanks again!!!
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Also point out that those dark colors will stain teeth, tounge and clothes icon_sad.gif Light colors are always more appitizing (sp?).
Then push the grooms cake idea icon_smile.gif
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icon_smile.gif yah... I totally agree... I did mention that but I didn't want to push too much because she seems to have her heart set on it... icon_smile.gif it is her special day.. But I also don't want her to regret that decision when she sees it. It certainly won't be my cup of tea but again it's her special day icon_smile.gif thanks!!!!
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