Backdrops For Cakes

Decorating By cylstrial Updated 12 Jan 2009 , 12:10pm by cylstrial

cylstrial Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:26pm
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Hi there!

I was wondering what kind of fabric you use when you take pictures of your cakes. There are so many out there that look great..

Thanks for sharing your fabric choice with me!

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Toptier Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:42pm
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I use a long piece of black butcher paper, the kind that you purchase off the large roll. It works great for most cakes and never wrinkles! I bought it from a party supply store (people use it to cover tables). I roll it up and keep it on the top of my cabinets. Makes for a really clean background. I pin it up to the wall behind the cake with pushpins.

HTH, Laurie

cylstrial Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 10:44pm
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Awesome! Thanks for your help! I really appreciate it!! I never would have thought to use that!

tarheelgirl Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 11:00pm
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I use a plastic vinyl tablecloth that you find in the party store. I have a black one that I tape up on the wall then snap the picture and neatly fold it back when I'm done!

cylstrial Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 3:43am
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Tarheelgirl -- Awesome! Thanks for sharing with me. The vinyl is pretty thick right? So it's probably pretty durable?

chutzpah Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 7:07am
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A piece of white crushed velvet. Doesn't wrinkle and I can just wad it up.

I just cringe when I see fabric backgrounds with the wrinkle folds still there.

Even worse is when peeps take pictures of the cake in the fridge, or on the counter where there is powdered sugar everywhere and used icing bags and all kinds of equipment.

I know folks are excited about their cakes, but sheesh, take an extra five minutes and do it right!

cylstrial Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 12:10pm
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Thanks Chutzpah! I will have to go and look at the crushed velvet! I really like that it doesn't wrinkle. That's the type of fabric I'm looking for!

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