I am a minimalist decorator - just my style - here's a few 10" cakes, the 1st was done for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom:
2nd was done for a friend:
If you add some texture to the SMBC and especially if it has real vanilla beans in it, you really don't need other stuff on it.
O my gosh, that cake for Gavin Newsom is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! So simple yet pure perfection.