All that being said, do you think I can resist entering? Heck, no! If I have a cake that suits, it's going in that contest!
My cakes have always seemed to lose something in pictures. I've recently acquired a better camera and have been working to improve my pictures. I even brighten and sharpen them a bit with Photoshop Elements. While they're far from professional, they are getting better and I can really see a difference. After all, once the cake has been eaten, there's nothing left but the pictures!
Shortly before I learned about this contest, I had found this cake stand at an Antiques and Collectibles Show:
|Black and white toile cake stand|
Add some vertical white ruffles on a black background with a trim of tiny piped royal icing beads.
|Black and White and Ruffled All Over|