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I'm making a baby shower cake this week. The client wants a green and yellow color theme with the vertical ruffles

 

like this

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/ruffles-and-lesson-learned.html

 

Since that technique doesn't really allow for contrasting ribbon or other decor on the cake, I am trying to work out something other than one green tier and one yellow tier (8 and 6). She doesn't want flowers...

 

I was thinking of doing the tiers in yellow and the tops in green, with just a little of the green edge peeking over the top of each tier. 

 

What do you think?

 

jen

post #2 of 9

How about you stripe the icing bag.

 

I would lay down a layer of green and fill with yellow to make a subtle green edge.  Both shades will show.

 

Better that than alternating columns of green and yellow ruffles...

post #3 of 9
That sounds cute to me. You're right-the design is cute but it doesn't allow for much "wiggle room." I'm sure it will be pretty.
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene View Post

How about you stripe the icing bag.

 

I would lay down a layer of green and fill with yellow to make a subtle green edge.  Both shades will show.

 

Better that than alternating columns of green and yellow ruffles...

 

I must be honest and tell you that I really do not care for this color combo. It seems to me that no matter how lightly you shade the green, the two colors sort of neutralize each other, in my eyes, creating a pale, sort of blah feeling to me. I considered alternating colors, but I dunno...

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Is she wanting any other embellishments at all on the cake?  Like baby-related things?

 

I'm thinking the alternating columns in yellow and green might end up looking too circus-like.  I like the idea of the two different coloured tiers, personally.  :-)

 

Unfortunately, this style doesn't give many decorating options.

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Is she wanting any other embellishments at all on the cake?  Like baby-related things?

 

I'm thinking the alternating columns in yellow and green might end up looking too circus-like.  I like the idea of the two different coloured tiers, personally.  :-)

 

Unfortunately, this style doesn't give many decorating options.

 

I'm creating a stork, baby shoes and a stroller. The top will have a banner that reads, "oh baby" The stork will sit against one of the banner poles. The shoes atop the 8 and the stroller at the bottom of the 8. They are white, with embellishments piped on them. 

post #7 of 9
I suppose I would create interest with a magnificent coordinating ribbon on the board (if you're using one) or around the leg of a unique cake stand (if you're using that). A brooch with the last name initial maybe? Or what if you built up a thicker fondant ribbon around the bottom inch of the top tier and pulled the colors together there in some sort of a pattern or just for purposes of having a place to stick a fabric ribbon? The colors say Easter to me, so I can kind of envision them together.
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I'm creating a stork, baby shoes and a stroller. The top will have a banner that reads, "oh baby" The stork will sit against one of the banner poles. The shoes atop the 8 and the stroller at the bottom of the 8. They are white, with embellishments piped on them. 

Can you do green ruffles, with the stork, shoes, and stroller in yellow, with white embellishments piped...maybe?    And then a yellow ribbon around the cake board or something?

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I would do each tier in green ruffles, then make 2 bows out of yellow fondant and put those on the bottom front of each tier, and make some pretty fondant tails for the bows.

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