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You certainly are not the only one who has made a similar error!   Just a few days ago - yesterday? - someone posted about entering a contest (I think in Australia) and only once she had it entered did she realize she also had misspelled birthday. I remember working at a bakery.  The owner - retired but overseeing our work - was asked to write on a cake and when finished whoever was originally working on the cake noticed that he also had left out the 'h'.  He still had...
........will I be wrong to never do a cake for her again?.........   Nope, not wrong at all.  Keep her on your "NO cake for you" list.   I definitely agree that it is buyers remorse - and probably had something to do w/the boyfriends reaction. Those roses were much too large.  I probably would have cut off some of the petals to make them smaller.
I think I understand your ? You want to be sure to have enough room for border etc so I suggest at least 2" larger than the cake.  In other words, a 10" cake is 1st on a 10" cake circle then placed on a 12" stand board (your wooden one).  If this isn't what you wanted to know sorry. Oh, didn't read to the end.  You want the finished cake flush with the stand board size.  In that case, I suggest not more than 1/2"  That is going to be hard to know because I don't know...
I suggest spice cake.  Carrot or zucchini would be good too.
Another way you could do it without having to carve any is to bake a 1" layer of rounds - say 6, 5, 4, 5, 6. 
I would think royal blue with maybe a tiny, tiny dot of black. I think you are going to have to play around a bit.  Take walnut size pieces of fondant and color it.  You might even end up mixing together some of the test lumps. 
...........party is on a Friday, how far in advance can i cover/design the cake with fondant?.................   Depends on the type of cake.  Is it a standard US (like box mix) cake?   Is it mud or fruit cake?  Much different answer depending on your answer.   ........Rhonda's MMF recipe ... usually get problems with the fondant because of it's sweating. I am afraid that if i make the cake too far in advance it will sweat and become a real mess. Do you have any tips...
............never promise to recreate an exact color. I tell my clients that it will be similar to what they are asking.............   This for sure!   One almost never can match a color *EXACTLY*.
I agree w/Dayti.  I think that is a white cake.  You can make it any shade of off white you want by using just a *tiny!* dot of color added to white icing.  If you want something more on the candlelight/ecru/ivory side, use butter (even 1/2 butter/1/2Crisco) and regular brown vanilla.  Since that color looks grey to me (& Dayti) I suggest a toothpick lightly dipped into black paste color added to a rather large batch of what.  Remember - you can always darken icing color...
........Can I just use the Wilton gum paste mix, and add it to my fondant when I am making it?..........   Maybenot said:.......A 50/50 mix, rollable gum paste kneaded together with rollable fondant, is often used for bows or other decos that need to set up firm.........   From the way I read your ? you are wanting to make decorations/figures etc.  That is when you use a 50/50 mix. Just take equal parts of gum paste and fondant and knead them together well. If you...
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