Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Simple Red Poppy Buttercream Cake

As many of you know, I love poppies! The bride chose a large red-ish orange poppy and for a dramatic effect we placed it on a hyper-simple cake, with a simple gold satin ribbon. Normally when a bride suggests using real ribbon my fears of butter stained satin creep up..... but I thought I would take the challenge headon this time! I lined the back of the ribbon with a white tape, and gently brushed the ribbon with a damp cloth, so it wouldn't absorb the buttercream.... and it worked great! PS, these flowers were silk! It goes to show you that as long as you choose tasteful flowers, it all works out (no hibiscus with plastic stamens, please!)

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