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#1 Celina

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    Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:02 PM

    Okay -

    We have had a terrible time finding a cake and have resorted to using the hotel for a cake. (which I have heard is good). Well - they will only do a 2 tier cake and my greedy ass wants a 3 tiered cake!

    The only thing is, I am too intimidated to try to do a stacked cake with the dowels, etc. and the only 3 tiered cake stand I could find looks like this:

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    With our topper looking like this:

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    Our cake will be white or ivory with a blue ribbon as decoration on the bottom of the cake and some fresh flowers around the base of the topper.

    My questions are - do you think the topper needs some bling/crystals? Should I add any more to the cake (flowers)?

    I think the stand is very ornate and the cake should be toned down. I don't want the cake to be too overwhelming like the one on the picture. Whatddaya think?
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    #2 PrecisePlans

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      Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:13 PM

      If your cake is pretty plain, go for it.......bling it out, but if you are using that cake stand, i think you should try to keep things simple. The cake stand design draws in alot of attention just by itself.

      #3 PrecisePlans

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        Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

        Did you get your cake topper from ebay. We have the exact same kind. I added bling to mine, but i am not planning on having a fancy cake stand. Here are the pics:

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        our cake:
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        #4 Spazz

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          Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by md_ocr
          If your cake is pretty plain, go for it.......bling it out, but if you are using that cake stand, i think you should try to keep things simple. The cake stand design draws in alot of attention just by itself.
          I agree with Marsha!

          #5 jajajaja

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            Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:19 PM

            What's your cake stand look like? I'm confused- is it like the one you posted?

            I pretty much agree with advice so far- pick one thing to be the "bling" factor in the cake and keep other areas more simple. It's kinda like accessorizing your outfit you know. Don't want a huge gaudy necklace, monstorous earings and a huge braclet. Otherwise it looks like Britney Spears was your stylist for the day.
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            #6 h&a

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              Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:23 PM

              I actually think you should bling out the topper - but I know I read on your previous post that your FI isn't into that. I'm perhaps biased b/c I love the bling, but I actually think in this case it would tone down the ornateness of the stand (if that's what you want) and if you did the cake topper in a few of your colors it may add a more modern element (if that's what you're going for). That's just my opinion, but as I said I'm biased towards the bling. I ordered my cake toppers from the same place as you (I believe) and I'm adding turquoise, clear, and lime green crystals... loving it so far!

              #7 Celina

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                Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:56 PM

                AAaaah! I don't know what to do! The E is so scripty-scroll-ey and that cake stand is so scripty-scroll-ey too.

                Looking at them together gets me all dizzy! Maybe it's just the cake on the picture and all of those flowers.

                UGH - I just might have to order the cake stand and get some foam pieces or something and play around with it and see. All of those swirls just seem overpowering when I look at them together.

                Maybe adding some sparkles on some of the E will actually tone it down.
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                #8 Celina

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                  Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:59 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
                  What's your cake stand look like? I'm confused- is it like the one you posted?

                  I pretty much agree with advice so far- pick one thing to be the "bling" factor in the cake and keep other areas more simple. It's kinda like accessorizing your outfit you know. Don't want a huge gaudy necklace, monstorous earings and a huge braclet. Otherwise it looks like Britney Spears was your stylist for the day.
                  Yeah Rachel, it is the one that's posted - except the cake will be plain with a single blue ribbon on the base of each cake. Only the top cake will have flowers around the base of the monogram - the rest will be plain.
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                  #9 Betsy

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                    Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:19 PM

                    As long as your cake stays simple I think it will be allright! I think blinging out the E is a good idea.

                    #10 gkashmira

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                      Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:54 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by md_ocr
                      If your cake is pretty plain, go for it.......bling it out, but if you are using that cake stand, i think you should try to keep things simple. The cake stand design draws in alot of attention just by itself.
                      I agree - keep it simple and elegant!
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