Add stylish contrast to your wedding cake with ribbons of scalloped black paper, announcing the all-important details.
Position your A3 black paper, portrait way round, on a table in front of you. Using a ruler, draw three vertical lines 3.5cm apart, from one end of the paper to the other. Then, with patterned-edge craft scissors, cut along the lines to create your paper ribbons.
Cut ribbon to match the size of your cake tier circumference. Write your names on one ribbon, and the wedding date on the other. Use crustal-headed pins to fix ribbons at the base of each tier.
Three-tier cake, £675 (serves 125 portions), and cake stand, from £10 to hire, zoeclarkcakes.com. Chalk pencil, £1.20, greenandstone.com. Black paper, £3.75 for 10 sheets, and ribbon, £1.75 for 3m, paperchase.co.uk
As seen in the January/February 2013 issue of Brides