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Purple Orchids

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One of my favorite color combinations is clean, crisp white with a bright color.

  In this case, the bride’s favorite color was purple and her favorite flowers were orchids, which made for a gorgeous wedding cake, a gorgeous faux wedding cake.

I’d also like to note that I discovered a new way to take better looking photos in the bakery, which I’m very excited about.  If I was in charge of the world, there would be a photo booth set up in the corner of the bakery with reflectors and a light meter all ready to go at a moment’s notice.  However, I found that a CLEAN trash bag over a crate against a black shelving unit is really helping my cake photos come out much better.

This cake was also partnered with a sheet cake.

I’ve done this design before with different icing flowers, but in this case I was pleased to discover that white flowers mixed with colored flowers will still show up and not blend into the cake.  I’m a sucker for vivid colors because I feel they provide more excitement, but in the past I’ve found they can also make cakes look cheap and/or cartoony.  For the red roses on this cake I added a tiny bit of black food coloring to take the edge off of the color.  A lot of colors that fall under the category of “classy chic” also have gray tones, and I’ve noticed they’re becoming more and more trendy these days.  Although this cake was a walk through the park for me with it’s very classy minimalist approach, I still learned plenty of new things, and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.

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