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Friday, April 10, 2009

Decorating the Cake

S and I bought a piece of foam from JoAnn's a few weeks ago so I could do a trial-run of the cake decoration. I obviously don't have an off-set tool here, but even without it the frosting smoothed on fairly easily and evenly. This photo was taken moments after I frosted the cake and now over a full week later, it still looks the same.

The ribbon darkened immediately from the moisture in the frosting, but still looked navy. S suggested that we buy lighter ribbon, but the light will be lowish and there will be hot pink fresh flowers on the cake. I just don't think it's a big deal.

I originally anticipated decorating the cake the week before the wedding, but because it was so easy and fast I think I may set aside a few hours on Wednesday or Thursday for the task. Mom Turtle, ever eager to suggest ways to spend unnecessary budget has suggested no less than 6 times that I have the original cake decorator frost the cake and wrap the ribbon around it. The decorator is on back-up call, but I'd rather save the cash and put it toward something that will alleviate a significant amount of stress, like a day-of-coordinator.


Shawn Leyden said...

Are you making your own cake?

Anonymous said...

We had fabric ribbon for our cake, and the decorator just cut a strip of waxed paper the same size and wrapped it around the cake first, so the ribbon never actually touches frosting.

On the other hand, since you have the option of frosting so far in advance, you could wait several days until the frosting has dried out before putting the ribbon on.