design WEDDING

incredible cakes

Flowers, ribbon and a multi-tiered riser transform a simple cake into a grand confection.

    In today’s market, service and value are more than buzz words; instead, they’re two important hallmarks of businesses that attract and keep customers, even when capital is tight. One way to provide both service and value to wedding clients is by creating beauty on a budget.

    Take this modest cake, for example. It’s trimmed with beautiful sheer ribbon and presented with several small arrangements on an easy-assembly riser, transforming the basic, undecorated dessert into a stunning showpiece. The riser, with four tiers that can be either flat pedestals or bowls to hold flowers and foam or traditional reception fare (such as nuts and mints), can be customized for a variety of presentations.

Consider supplementing your rental lineup with a few items that can add value for minimal cost. Providing customers with a multitude of options, whatever the budget, is a valuable service that couples will appreciate.

MATERIALS: Lisianthuses and scented geranium and Camellia foliage from Transflora; DWI Sheer Pin Stripe ribbon from Carson & Gebel Ribbon Co.; Patrician® brand pillar candle from Candle Artisans; Oasis® Mini-Deco™ Holder from Smithers-Oasis; Multi-Tier Party Riser from American Floral Container.
 

HOW TO 1:
Determine the height at which you want the cake to sit. Then determine the heights at which the flowers should be positioned. Cut poles as needed for desired heights.
  HOW TO 2:
Top the cake’s pole with a pedestal (an inverted bowl), and position the cake atop the pedestal. Top the remaining poles with foam-filled bowls.
  HOW TO 3:
Trim the cake with ribbon, which will adhere easily to most types of icing. Arrange florals into the bowls of saturated foam, and top the cake with a small orb of flower-filled foam.
 

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