I am making a cake very similar to this one for Sunday. I have procrastinated getting the cake board ready because I just don't have any good ideas. I don't want to just cover it in white or black fondant. I want to add something else to it. I can't do fabric because I don't have any and really don't have time to get some between now and then. Does anyone have any ideas. The cake is going to look pretty much as pictured except there will be a dark red peony in place of the black rose. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
how about just doing the white board but with a black edge, not on the side of the board but about 1" on the very edge. It seems to me that it jsut disappears the way it is but if you can edge it that would be better.
Or how about black stripes like the top tier.
Pick up on the peony theme and use red fondant! It would be beautiful contrast! Or imprint a design with a may onto white fondant, and then arrange it in a billowy soft way around your cake, like cloth loosely folded around your cake (think tissue paper).
Personally, I agree with sweetcakes. The cake is elegant but very "busy". A simple border with black ribbon around base or on top edge would be a nice finishing touch.
I would do the outline in red instead of black so that it would stand out and still look elegant and not busy. It would be too much black
Looking at the cake, I think adding a "busy" board to it will detract from the cake and make it lose it's classy look.
If I were doing the cake, I'd most likely keep it white with a piece of black ribbon around the edge. If I really felt that color was in order, perhaps a red board to match the peony with a black ribbon.
Thanks for all your ideas! I went with a white board with a black, frill cut fondant ribbon around the edge. I forgot to mention that the bottom tier will have a frill cut fondant ribbon around the top edge. I think it looks nice. I haven't finished decorating the cake yet but I think it will complement it well.