Wrap different widths of ribbon around your cake. Complementary colours and contrasting textures give a pretty effect. Stick the ends together with royal icing. 

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Cake, 545 (serves around 120), yumnums.co.uk. Ribbons (from top); Gold, from 42p per m, macculloch-wallis.co.uk. Pale pink, from £1.36 per m; dark pink, £1.75 per m; and peach, from £2.82 per m, vvrouleaux.com. Side plates, as before. Cake slice, similar from £7.50, johnlewis.com 

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As seen in the January/February 2014 issue of Brides