Do You Think This Cake Needs A Border On Top?

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 23 Dec 2008 , 10:37pm by liapsim

LoriMc Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:34pm
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I keep looking at this cake wondering what it is I don't like about it. The order was for something Christmasy that her kids would like. I usually do a border on top, but didn't because of the bows. Does it look like something is missing????

21 replies
frstech Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:41pm
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I love it and wouldn't want you to do anything else to it!!

KeltoKel Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:41pm
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No, no, no! It looks GREAT! Don't change a thing!

chefbarbie0513 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:42pm
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I think the cake looks great. If you added a boarder I think it would take away from the garland and bow. Great Job

tcakes65 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:43pm
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Your client's kids will love the cake! It looks wonderful the way it is. I wouldn't recommend putting on a border since you have the bows and swags of garland.

alvarezmom Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:46pm
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Nope, uh, ugh! Dont mess with it anymore! Put the icing bag down and step away from the cake! It looks GREAT! You did a great job!

classiccake Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:47pm
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I would so "No" at this point. It will take away from your bows and holly/berries.

If I did a cake like that, I would probably put a small bead border on top, so there is a border, but it is not distracting. But I am a firm believer that whatever border is on bottom is also on top. Your star border on the bottom would be to big and heavy on the top of that cake.

Leave it as it and they will love it....we are our own worst critics!

rezzygirl Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:47pm
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It's beautiful! It's hard to not overdo it when you change your decorating style, but that is gorgeous as is!

LoriMc Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:50pm
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Thanks guys! I'm stepping AWAY from the bag before I mess it up!

Wing-Ding Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:59pm
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Definitely do NOT put anything more on the cake... It's beautiful!

Naturepixie Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:01pm
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looks great to me! icon_biggrin.gif

Monkess Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:32pm
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Thats right-move away...its perfect. Great job!

__Jamie__ Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:39pm
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Yay! No border....whew, glad you agreed with everyone! Beautiful cake! Bravo!

AZCakeGirl Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:42pm
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Obviously the decision has already been made - no border. But. I just wanted to post anyway to tell you that I think this cake is SO CUTE!!! icon_smile.gif

Susie53 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:58pm
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I think it's pretty like it is, I would not add a top border.

Bijoudelanuit Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 9:28pm
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It's perfect as it is! What a beautiful cake!

indydebi Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 9:42pm
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Glad you went with no-border. Adding a border of any kind would be too much. I LUV this cake! It's very "Charles Dickens"!

cakebaker1978 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 9:53pm
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nope! It's perfect just like that! What a wonderful Christmas cake! Bravo! thumbs_up.gif

Cathy26 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 10:01pm
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STEP AWAY FROM THE CAKE!! its perfect really well balanced.

gerripje Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 10:13pm
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I agree, just perfect the way it is, I need to take the advice of put the bag down and step away from the cake!

ladybug76 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 10:29pm
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I agree with everyone. Your cake is beautiful. Anything else would draw the eye away from the holiday decorations. Great Job!!
~ Jaime

liapsim Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 10:37pm
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I'm glad you chose no border! It's kind of like put on all your jewelry then go back and take off one piece...then it's perfect. However, you really can't 'go back' and take something off, so it's good to stop while you're ahead!


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