Border Or No Border?

Decorating By pish Updated 3 Aug 2008 , 4:34pm by AmyGonzalez

pish Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 10:54pm
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I've been working on this cake for a co-worker today and I don't know if it's the heat or what but I can't decide whether or not to put a border and if so, what kind of border-rope, flower etc., what to do?!?

Please help wonderful people of CC I'm at loss...


23 replies
kjgjam22 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 10:57pm
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i think its fine as is.

doughdough Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 11:08pm
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It's great! Anything else might make it too busy.

Reedsmomma Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 11:21pm
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I would say leave it alone - it looks absolutely beautiful the way it is.

margiebirds Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 11:21pm
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A small boarder of "pearls" or a small rope to match the yellow fondant would be nice and would finish the bottom nicely.

Beautiful cake!

varika Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 11:25pm
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Agreement; it is just exactly perfect as it is.

xstitcher Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:09am
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I agree with margiebirds.

I think a border along the bottom would finish it off beautifully and agree that you should use the same yellow colour as the cake so it will blend in. Maybe a bead border as another possibility?

HTH icon_smile.gif

Great cake btw!

indydebi Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:22am
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It looks great the way it is.

If it was me, I'd add a bottom border, simply because my artist sister and my artist ex-husband taught me that a painting should have a frame that appears to "support" the painting ... so it doesn't appear to be just hanging in mid-air. That rule of thumb applies to lots of thing, including cake decor.'s nice the way it is, too.

ShortcakesSweets Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:23am
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It's beautiful, but I would add a bottom border.

Lesia Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:28am
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It's beautiful as is, but I would add a small border to even the look with what's going on at the top - just for balance. Or - maybe not even a border, maybe a few of the flowers with a little choco ribbon or something. Just something to balance the look. BUT- yes, I agree that it's beautiful as is, also! Guess that wasn't much help, huh! LOL icon_lol.gif

AmyGonzalez Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:39am
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First: Your cake is absolutely beautiful!

Second: I'm with you. I don't know what to think either. icon_lol.gif The previous posts are all right. With or without a border would be just the same, but indydebi has a good point. Good luck deciding on the finishing touch on your masterpiece! thumbs_up.gif

Ali24 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:41am
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I would add a small bottom border. It's a beautiful cake!!

PinkZiab Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:50am
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It's beautiful, but it looks unfinished... something simple around the base will absolutely complete it.

Luby Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:00am
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I have to agree - it's absolutely beautiful and I would add a very simple bottom border to give it a "finished" look.

pish Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 6:56pm
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Thanks everyone! I've decided to add a border (simple). I'll post when I'm done so ya'll can see the finished product!

SweetPea0613 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 6:58pm
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I think it's perfect the way it is but if you really really want a border you should do a small bead border..

SweetPea0613 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 7:18pm
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I think it's perfect the way it is but if you really really want a border you should do a small bead border..

-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 7:24pm
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If it were my cake I would border it similar to the bordering on the circle dooey on top. White and brown. The angle of the picture makes it seem like the brown swags are really pronounced so you want a border to blend but a small bead will be too diminished under the heavy swag swag I think. I would go for a plain rope or something substantial to balance with the swag but that would blend color wise.


Sorry you asked yet?

springlakecake Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 7:44pm
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I'd add a border to balance out the swags. It looks really beautiful!

4starcakes Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 8:05pm
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Can't wait till you post the pic. Ready to put in my fav's.

pish Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 11:38pm
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Voila! This is the finished cake, let me know if you think I made the right choice and thanks again for all the great suggestions. I knew you guys would have great ideas (and reasons)


xstitcher Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 12:59am
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I like it! Great choice for a border!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

-K8memphis Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:58am
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You didn't ask this but the board is not doing justice to the outstanding cake. And I think you made a great choice on the border.

AmyGonzalez Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 4:34pm
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FABULOUS! icon_biggrin.gif

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