Before you unveil your masterpiece, go through this checklist to make sure your cake looks its best and is securely stored for safe travel, if needed:

  1. Examine the cake’s silhouette: Is it even? Does frosting completely cover the cake? Are the borders clean?

  2. Are there too many decorations? If so, can a piece easily be edited out?

  3. Did you double-check the spelling and appearance of any writing?

  4. Is the cake board clean?

  5. Is the cake board sturdy enough to transport the cake safely?