Cake Due In Two Hours! What's Missing?

Decorating By diamondsonblackvelvet13 Updated 15 Oct 2008 , 11:31am by cakebaker1957

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 6:04pm
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Hey everyone...working on a cake and I have a huge blank area. What can I do to fill it in? I have had the hardest time coming up with a overall theme for this one.


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LoriMc Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 6:22pm
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I can't see the cake! Ahhhhh!

Gingoodies Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 6:29pm
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I subscribe to the theory... "less is more". I think your cake looks great just as it is!! Nice job!

LoriMc Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 6:36pm
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I think it looks fine, although I think a easy way to make a cake look better is a large border. It would help take up some of that space.

fidos_mom Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 7:06pm
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Since this is a 40's looking "diva", I would love to see some roses and leaves on it. But that is just me....

Or you could go for more of an art deco look and add some lines. Lonnk at ThanhThanh's for some ideas. She has some AWESOME ones with wonderful detail on the edges. Simple yet gorgeous.


diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 7:16pm
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Thank you all for helping! I ended up just adding a few pink roses with black "vines" and leaves. It worked well with the overall look without crowding it. I hate it when I start a cake with no final look in my head. Drives me nuts!

all4cake Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 7:54pm
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That is a very interesting top border. That's a lovely cake. I can't wait to see how it looks with the addition of the flowers.

bettinashoe Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 8:07pm
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It's lovely as is. In fact, it looks great!

SugarFrosted Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 8:12pm
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Ahh! Marilyn Monroe! She looks just lovely!

all4cake Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 8:23pm
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that can't be marilyn monroe...her mole is on the wrong am only messin'

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 6:58pm
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All4cake, oh no! LOL icon_lol.gif my bad! I saw that after you mentioned sad! This is the finished product.

all4cake Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 10:51pm
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Again, I really love that top border! Do you have a close up of it from the top and the side that you'd be willing to share? Even a written description of it would work...

After I said it, I thought..."Well, hayell...she's just looking in the mirror practicing her poses!" I'm sorry I mentioned it.

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 11:25pm
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All4cake, thank you! That's the coolest asking for the border thing. I feel Speshul! lol icon_lol.gif I've attached a MSpaint version and a pic from my cell phone. I hope these help.

all4cake Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 11:35pm
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Is a lot of work!

I think it's a fantastic looking border and if you don't mind, I would like to use it ...on something...I don't know yet what...but something. Reminds me of something and I can't put my finger on what it is. Vintage dress closures or glove details?

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 11:39pm
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Go for it! I just made it up as I went along. I was inspired by a number of images I looked up trying to get an idea for this cake. I looked up MySpace layouts, posters, postcards, etc. I was looking/feeling the elegant, mondern pearl kind of look. Does any of that even make sense??!!
Not quite the 40's stuffness but not as far as the 70's looseness. lol Anyway! Yes, please do use it!

cakebaker1957 Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 8:25pm
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wonderful cake, how did you get Marilyn on there is it a transfer? my daughter would love it and the pink is so 40ish

cylstrial Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 8:56pm
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I really like the top border as well! Thanks for the info on how to create it. And... I think it looks even better with the roses on there!

all4cake Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 9:23pm
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my last post got lost...

Thank you for sharing!

(oof...I may have typed it in on another

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 1:42am
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Cakebaker1957, it is a chocolate transfer.

all4cake, anytime!

Thank you everyone!!!

cakebaker1957 Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 11:31am
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Originally Posted by diamondsonblackvelvet13

Cakebaker1957, it is a chocolate transfer.

all4cake, anytime!

Thank you everyone!!!

Cool, still love your truck pic(:

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