Quick: Add Something Or Leave It Alone?

Decorating By Laura102777 Updated 1 Aug 2009 , 9:38pm by Win

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Laura102777 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 1:40pm
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I'm trying to decide if this cake needs something more. It's for a baby shower. They don't want anything written on it, and I figured I would just go for an understated design, but all the white space is making me nervous. Would you add something else or leave it alone? I have about an hour and a half until delivery.
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BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 1:48pm
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I would do a small border around the image. I like that it has the tattered edges but that may help give it a finished look. Is that a buttercream transfer? I have never done one before. Cute cake!

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Laura102777 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 1:57pm
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Yeah, it's a buttercream transfer, and I did the rough edges on the transfer on purpose. I probably should've made the image bigger, and then I wouldn't be worrying about it, but it's too late now.

It's for my cousin, and she's always thrilled with whatever I make, but I just wanted to make sure it looks the best it can.

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AmazeMe Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:02pm
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I think it looks great the way it is

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bcake1960 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:06pm
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how about some small stars or dots... ?? Cute cake .... you did a great job on the transfer. Im sure she will love it the way it is..

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whisperingmadcow Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:16pm
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I think it looks cute the way it is. If it really makes you nervous I like the stars idea. Maybe in yellow to match the stars in the transfer.

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Ruth52 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:22pm
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If anything, I'd add sprinkles or dots around the top and perhaps a color boarder around the edge at the top. Let us see the final turnout!

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cylstrial Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:29pm
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I like the tattered edges of the buttercream transfer. I think it looks cool. I think some sprinkles or something around the buttercream transfer would look nice.

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Win Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:37pm
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LOVE the tattered border around the picture, and would not touch that. Instead, I'd take the blue from the lower border and add a second border around the top white. It's really precious and, truly, does not need anything additional, but if you wanted that's what I'd do...

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Rylan Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 3:02pm
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I like it that way. Simple and clean.

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jammjenks Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 3:32pm
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I know it is to late now, but maybe this will be of use in the future. When I have open space like that, I like to fill it in with a wavy frame. Like this:
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Laura102777 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 4:14pm
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Okay, well since the white space was bothering me, here's what I did. I'm not sure if it was a good idea or if I should've just left it alone, but I felt like I should add a little something.

Thanks everybody for your help!
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BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 4:44pm
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Perfect!

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cylstrial Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 7:58pm
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Laura - I love what you did! It makes it look like the picture has a little frame! Great job!

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tonedna Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 8:07pm
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Yeah!...great job with the frame..looks more sweet and whimsical..
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Ruth52 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 8:17pm
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Adorable - looks like it should be there!!! Better than the sprinkles!

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Win Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by Laura102777

Okay, well since the white space was bothering me, here's what I did. I'm not sure if it was a good idea or if I should've just left it alone, but I felt like I should add a little something.

Thanks everybody for your help!




Laura... that is adorable and perfect! "Ya dun good!"

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