What purpose do you think the cake board - the one you 'present' your cake has?
Is it a continuation of your cake design and always decorated to compliment?
OR ... do you just view it as JUST something that you use to carry your cake on?
I ask, and wanted to get some discussion going on this subject because I see so many 'really nice' cakes being (IMO) spoilt by the board they sit on.
I wondered if people actually 'see' what I see - or if in fact they think it is as important as I do??
To me presentation doesn't stop with the cake... I include the board in every design I do. It either plays a part in the design in the colour/cover/texture? or it is designed to be as 'inconspicuous' as possible ie. fondant covered same as cake.
When I see boards covered with crumpled alfoil or greaseproof paper over whatever is available I often wonder WHY? I know 'money' MAY be a contributing factor - but I just see ALL the work that goes into the cake .... AND ... all that sticks out - is a hideous board??
OK - over to you guys.....