Friday, November 20, 2009
Just when I thought I had completed the last peony for awhile, this little cake needed one too. Dusted in shades of peach and pink, and paired with some green hydrangea, I needed it to somehow work for a fall-themed cake. I added some chocolate fondant, tailored grosgrain ribbon, and a creamy colored cake pedestal...and ended up with a design that I feel looks warm and appropriate for this time of year:
The most difficult element of the cake design was the ribbon! I had originally planned on a simple brown grosgrain, but it made the cake look like a stacked blob of chocolate with no definition. Delicate green, coral and peach ribbons all competed with the flowers and looked too busy. I think the ribbon I finally chose was just the right balance of color and texture to make the cake look finished, but pretty too.
Ridiculous, I know...but honestly, when I'm working on a cake, these are the things I think about!
Posted by Jacqueline Butler at 3:42 PM