This is the cake a friend asked to make as a surprise for his wife on their 25th anniversary the end of May. (He is throwing a large party for her). It's funny how you look at cakes when you have some experience.... If I had the experience that most of you have, it wouldn't be a problem, but I now have just enough to look at this cake and go.... oh no.
I think my main concerns are -
1. This is a bc covered cake (which is good because I really don't have the experience with fondant yet anyway) - but at the bottom of each layer there is no beading/edging to hide the cake boards. How can I do this? Is it really possible to do bc and have the bottom edges look so clean without being hidden?
2. After using ribbon over bc on that wedding cake, I'm not wanting to use it again on this (it just soaked up oil - and I had tried lining it too, but it still managed to suck up oil) Isn't there some kind of oil-proof ribbon out there?? I guess I could start playing with fondant for it, but with the nice bow and lose curled ribbon cascading down the gifts, I'm afraid it would be too much for me to pull off.
I guess that's it for now. I'm sure I'll have more later.