I am making a wedding cake for Sunday, the bottom tier will be gold done in gold edible luster dust. What color should the baseboard be? it's about 2 inches bigger than the bottom tier. I thought of painting it gold or wrapping it in gold foil but that might look weird if the color doesn't match. Should I cover it in white fondant? The cake is buttercream though. It's a laminated pine board so it just looks like a light wood grain. Please help!!
i would cover the edge with fondant -- no use using/losing the fondant under the cake board -- yes I would do white -- i hope the board is 2" bigger all the way around -- not just a 2" difference for example not a 12" cake on a 14" board but on at least 16" board so there's a 2" ledge all the way around -- i prefer a larger bottom boardboard than that even -- unless it's sitting on a plateau which in this case it's not --
or you could do another color in the design besides the white & gold--
best to you
How about black fondant base? It would be dramatic!
I paint my white fondant black ;) My edible black paint from Squires Kitchen goes a looong way! And it's nice and shiny. I don't bother colouring my fondant if it is just to go on the base.