Best Cake Backdrop?

Decorating By tonia3604 Updated 27 Aug 2008 , 9:55pm by DesignsByMandie

tonia3604 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 4:36pm
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Anybody got any suggestions on what to use for a cake backdrop? What kind of material? Any color in particular look best? TIA

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Parable Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 5:18pm
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I would think it all depends on the color of the cake. But always have plenty of natural lighting.

TooMuchCake Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:22pm
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My go-to backdrop is a sky blue roll of wrapping paper, but it does depend on the cake you're photographing.

Here's a good tutorial if you need it:


DesignsByMandie Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:51pm
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For my wedding cake dummy I used a white linen sheet. I was a fancy sheet that we do not use and I tacked it to the wall with just push pins. And I swirled it around the bottom of my cake. I didn't have good enough lighting but I did like the effect that I got with the sheet...That is my opinion. The rest of my cakes I tend to just take a pic where ever they are finished...Which probably isnt the best idea....I agree though with depending on the color. I only did this one cake in front of the sheet. But HTH icon_smile.gif

dee-lite Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:52pm
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I use the trifold boards that can be purchased at the craft store (the kind kids use for science fairs) one flat out on tabe and one set up opened up as backdrop.They are about $3 each. I have a black set and a white set and try to use the white as much as possible to not totally burn all the black ink in my printer...Plenty of natural light if no flash available...HTH

DesignsByMandie Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:55pm
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dee-lite that is a great idea....I may have to borrow that one!!!

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