Need Advice On How To Finish Off This Cake

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momtofourmonkeys Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 3:50am
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I am finishing up a German Chocolate Cake with a FBCT on the top. DH says I should put a bold border inbetween the BC and Coconut-Pecan Icing that would match the TT transfer. I was planning on doing a border in the same BC that I used for the middle of the cake and now I am not sure what would look better. DH thinks red. If I do something besides the brown chocolate, I think black would look better since the board is black. The cake will have chocolate covered strawberries surrounding it on the board.

Any suggestions or ideas on what would look the best?

Here is a pic of what is looks like so far:
LL

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saramachen Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:11am
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My vote is for a chocolate border. I think the red or black would take away a little bit from the FBCT. I actually don't mind it the way it looks borderless...

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millermom Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:18am
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My vote is for a chocolate border. I think the red or black would take away a little bit from the FBCT.




Ditto that icon_smile.gif

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icer101 Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:26am
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i,m with your DH..... red border of somekind.. to pick up color of transfer... then a smaller one in black on top of that...

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Teekakes Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:28am
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Go Texas Tech!! Yeah, my University and home town! icon_biggrin.gif
Solid chocolate border. I think a red border would take away from the TT emblem. Beautiful job!!! thumbs_up.gif

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step0nmi Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saramachen

My vote is for a chocolate border. I think the red or black would take away a little bit from the FBCT. I actually don't mind it the way it looks borderless...




agreed! thumbs_up.gif

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justgale Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:36am
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I agree with icer101. I think a red boarder on top would enhance the red in the transfer and also help to tie in the chocolate covered strawberries. I liked your idea of either black or chocolate around the bottom.

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dessert1st Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 4:51am
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Red & Black combo, not real bold in size, just big enough to help "pop" the logo.

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fat-sissy Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 5:44am
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I think a chocolate shell border would look best. I would also put a border on the top around the coconut part.

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cupcakeco Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 5:59am
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I vote for a black solid border. I also like a previous poster's suggestion of a chocolate shell...perhaps out of the same icing as the cake is iced with. That way, you get the 'framed' look but it's not as obtrusive.

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Monkess Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 3:17pm
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Black-too over powering for sure.
Chocolate-Decent but not WOW
Red-With the red of the real strawberries-too much red?

What I would have done: Nice big shell/similar border in chocolate with red highlight down the mddle. In my opinion that would be purrfect. Dont forget to put up the finished pic...or else I always wonder!icon_smile.gif

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kandu001 Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 6:25pm
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I agree with red/black border. I think it will acc a nice touch of color to the rest of the cake.

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momtofourmonkeys Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:07am
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Sorry it has taken so long to post the finished result. Here it is. I went with a brown border and the strawberries as an added touch on top. Thanks for all the suggestions and advice!
LL

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beck30 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 2:02am
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This looks yummy! thumbs_up.gif

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Monkess Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 3:41pm
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Scrumptious! I love it-well done!

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kandu001 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 11:34pm
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It looks absolutely delish!!

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