Usually I cover my boards with fondant, put a ribbon around the base, do a little decorating on the part that is seen, a Happy Birthday, here and there, a few scrolls, done with it.
This time I decided to get some really cool scrapbooking paper, cover the board, cover the paper with contact paper, ribbon around the base. I am not loving it. Am I doing something wrong? Any ideas.
I am doing a retirement cake for a big wig at Pioneer, corn that is, and I want it to be special. I downloaded the Pioneer world map, had it enlarged, cut it out, so on and so forth. I think it looks cheap.
As in my other post, just not very creative right now. Any help please!?!
What do you not love? Your choice of paper? Your technique? Just the whole thing?? I do this all the time and have loved the creative aspect of matching the paper to the cake design.
I use scrapbook paper, etc alot too and love it! I think it's easier to personalize the cake that way. I think the world map thing sounds like a great idea for the cake you're making!
Shoot.....I thought you had it in your photos...... it SOUNDS like it would be great..... I don't know what part you don't like.
I love using contact paper on my boards. The possibilities are endless with the kind of paper you can use. Like the other posters, I don't know why you wouldn't be happy with your board.
My question is this: What kind of scrapbooking paper are ya'll talking about? I've only seen the precut squares at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc. Are there bigger rolls? I'm not a scrapbooking person....
I think maybe it's the contact paper. I think I am going to stick with the idea, and try to cut the contact paper a little neater. My husband loves it, so it's probably just me.
I cover my Masonite cake boards with beautiful wrapping papers that go with the theme of the party, etc. The only problem I have found in my area is the clear contact paper only comes in 18 inch widths and it is just not quite enough to wrap around my 18 inch boards... I wish I could find it wider. You have the creative ideas... do not be so hard on yourself! What a great idea about the map paper... could I borrow that idea for a later use? If you think it still is not up to your standard of your "mind's eye", then add something more... on a groom's cake recently, I threw out wrapped caramel kisses and chocolate kisses on the brown swirly paper (it was a Ghirardelli caramel chocolate cake) and it "finished off" the look. You are on the right track. Sometimes it becomes so "expected" to have those silver-plated round and/or square stands underneath... I think they fight for the attention of the beautiful cake.