White or Ivory icing on your wedding cake?

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OrTees Posts: 907
We are making (H2B) and icing (me) our own cake. I am trying to decide whether to buy white or ivory sugarpaste. Some people have recommended ivory, that it looks better on a wedding cake, but I want to make some roses too and there doesn't seem to be ivory petal paste available. I could make them out of the sugarpaste - they wouldn't look quite as refined but probably still ok. I would love to know what colour sugarpaste other people are getting/had on their cake. Any feedback or tips would be great, thanks :thnk
bondijunction Posts: 805
Hiya what colour is your dress? I would go for ivory and you can colour white petal paste if you want ivory flowers. Or you could match the roses to your BM colours.
Bride2be040812 Posts: 1182
I would go for whatever colour your dress is... If you cant make the matching roses then how about doing colour ones to match your bouquets? Or using a robbon trim and using fresh flowers?
OrTees Posts: 907
Thanks for all the replies. My dress is ivory and I am planning on using a ribbon and lace trim. I think I will go for the ivory icing and see if I can make some roses and try to colour them to match the colour scheme. Failing that I will resort to fresh flowers!
mrs2013 Posts: 213
Im going for white but thats just because my dress is white. theres a shop in clane kildare www.decobake.com there like suppliers for the cake industry but the public can go in i think they might have other shops around the country but you can buy roses and flowers for cakes made from sugar paste it might help you out.
vulgarpicture Posts: 571
Hi, I had white icing as my dress was a very light ivory and i didnt want the cake to look dirty beside it. I have to say the white looked really lovely.
Daisy Row Posts: 3650
Never even considered this O:| Making my own cake and automatically went with white icing!! With 6 weeks to go I really don't want to be stressing about icing, do you think it really matters? My dress is dark ivory (almost champagne)
Bride2be040812 Posts: 1182
[quote="Daisy Row":39a7sdz9]Never even considered this O:| Making my own cake and automatically went with white icing!! With 6 weeks to go I really don't want to be stressing about icing, do you think it really matters? My dress is dark ivory (almost champagne)[/quote:39a7sdz9] I actually think this would look lovely Daisy row. The white cake will show off the colour if your dress. If your dress was a light ivory it may look funny in photos beside a white cake but your will be perfect. If you're uncertain I would add a champagne ribbon to the edging to tie it all in together but it wouldnt look out of place at all. I actually think it will make your dress pop. Especially if you're having coloured flowers or something on the table.
lulu126 Posts: 1095
We chose ivory for ours but only because the white looked very bright if you know what I mean. Also my dress is ivory so it matches but I thought the ivory looked a bit softer. Cakebox in Dun Laoghaire has an amazing selection of cake decoration tools and sugarcraft btw.
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