Sunday, July 11, 2010
So, my most recent baking job was for a friend's wife. Her birthday was on July 4th and they wanted a red, white, and blue cake. *cringe* I hate that color combo! I felt like there was no way to make it un-tacky! I kept having these horrible ideas filled with stars and fireworks and cheapy party supplies as my inspiration. I know the couple and they are not fans of tacky kitsch. This was going to be a challenge.
Eventually I decided I would keep it very simple and see where it goes from there. Since my brother and I own a waterjet company, I decided I would make fancy number toppers. I wanted to keep the cake classy vs trashy.
Later I took a trip to Michael's to see what kind of non tacky decoration ideas I could find. I found some cool cake wires from Duff Goldman's new line of products. For those of you who don't know, he is the guy from Ace of Cakes. I was wondering what was taking him so long to put out a product line! It's pretty epic.
I decided last minute that my white cake with red ribbon was too plain, so I added larger polka dots. I didn't want to stagger them because I thought the cake would look too child like. I ended up positioning them flush with their neighbor dots. I think it turned out OK, what do you think?