I spent untold hours making the mmf, coloring it and molding the centerpiece but felt the rest of the cake was lacking. At the last minute I saw the glitter on a cake on this site and used it on mine but I still wish I had a background that pulled the cake a bit more 'together' If you know what I mean...
I'm still really new and my piping skills are just developing so I held back in case what I did was too busy or shaky and took away from the centerpiece.
What would you suggest/have done as a backdrop? Thanks!!!
First off your Abby Cadabby is awesome!!! I love it!
The only change I would make would be to add a second border in pink to ehco the pink and yellow in the frame of Abby. If you were unsure of piping a second border maybe just pipe a thin string of icing in a zig zag pattern over the yellow border.
I still think you did a great job and the glitter was a great idea!
You could add some stars or icing streamers radiating from the center to the edge or butterflies or those asterisk looking designs for some added "twinkle"....
I am sorry, but no tips from me...I LOVE IT the way it is. You've done an awesom job on Abby!!!
Don't misunderstand me, I, too, think your cake looks great. I was just giving suggestions as to what could've been added to the blank areas.
Happy Birthday _______ in a circular pattern at top and bottom in a contrasting color would've tied it all together...maybe purple?
I honestly think that is the MOST amazing ABBY i have seen, I made an abby cake out of color flow-it broke a hundred times! I remade her so many times that I know every detail of that girl! I LOVE YOURS!
Thank you all! I like the asterisk and streamer ideas And the pink lines over the yellow really would've improved the border
I remembered after this post I'd made mmf butterflys and flowers on wire but when I put them on I hated the way it looked on the sheet cake. So I filled the wholes with frosting and covered with more glitter
I love these ideas for the blank areas! Keep'm coming
I think your Abby is awesome I love the sparkles on the cake and they are so Abby! I don't think I would add anything because keep in mind they will be putting candles on the cake. Sometimes I make a little fondant something for them to stick the candle into on the cake. I don't know how you did her ponytails but I am thinking maybe do something like that as a base for the candle. Please let me know how you did those cute ponytails! And keep us informed on what you decide. Again the cake is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sure, I made the ponytails like the rest of the thin details. I rolled a small piece of mmf into a thin rope and made the ends thinner so they'd have a point. Then using the desert plate as a template I did my best to copy the size and colors (they turned out a little smaller but no worries ). And when I'd finished layering them all I covered the bottoms with the flowers.
She was so much fun
I was also thinking that tinting the cake a light blue instead of white could've looked nice...sigh, too late now but in all it was nice --and with all your wonderful comments I feel like a star
I think it's great. I like the white background and the glitter. You did a great job on Abby, she looks like she could fly right out of the picture!
I think maybe some purple or lavender flowers scattered in the white area would have been neat...but I always get too carried away and add stuff to my cakes till there is no space left.
I think it's great! You did a great job on your Abby and the pink boa around the edge is such a cute touch!
The only thing I can think of adding was possibly the birthday girl's name in that weird font they use for Abby. Can you tell I had a toddler and preschooler? I know about the Abby font. Oh how life has changed....