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cake board cover (wrapping paper??)

post #1 of 54
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Hello and thanks for reading~
I need a board cover for a baby shower cake and was wondering:
Can you use wrapping paper ( is this even foodsafe )? And what are my other options? (beyond foil wrap, etc).
I'd really like to stick with the baby theme if possible.

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post #2 of 54
I am sorry, but I don't know the answer. However, I too, was wondering this. So, at least this will give your question a bump and maybe someone else can answer. icon_biggrin.gif
post #3 of 54
I haven't tried it yet, but I've read about others covering the cake board with wrapping paper and then covering that with clear contact paper.
post #4 of 54
You can (I love that halmark stores carry self adhesive wrapping paper) but you just have to put a parchment paper circle or cardboard under the cake, to be between the cake and the wrapping paper.

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post #5 of 54
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Originally Posted by dragonmommy

I haven't tried it yet, but I've read about others covering the cake board with wrapping paper and then covering that with clear contact paper.



Yep. That's what I would do.
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post #6 of 54
I have seen wrapping paper done! But, they cover it with clear contact paper or clear sticky poly of somesort ~ that's what the lady said that I questioned about how she did her boards. I've seen it on someone's cakes here in CC. Good luck. I've not tried finding the clear yet.
post #7 of 54
That's a good idea. I wonder if the contact paper gives any sort of plastic taste to the bottom layer of cake? I know that contact paper has a strong plastic scent, so hummmm? icon_eek.gif I would like to chat with someone who has tried it.
post #8 of 54
Contact member: mjs4492 ~ she's the one who I questioned about how she does her boards.
post #9 of 54
I put contact paper over all my paper covered boards. If you're concerned about the cake touching it put your cake on a board the same size and then smear some bc on the final board and place on top.
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post #10 of 54
I've used contact paper before and I haven't noticed a plastic taste.
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post #11 of 54
Clear contact paper from Wmart in the kitchen area perhaps?
post #12 of 54
Yes, i use wrapping all the time on my boards and cover in clear contact paper...no plastic taste on cake. Like someone mentioned if you are concerned just put a cardboard under the bottom cake. HTH
post #13 of 54
It wasn't my original post, but thanks for all of the helpful info! icon_biggrin.gif
post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by toshaw

Clear contact paper from Wmart in the kitchen area perhaps?



Yep. It's with the other shelf liners and such. I love this idea, and I use it all the time, my only complaint is that I can never get the contact paper to lay perfectly smooth on the wrapping paper. There always seem to be creases and folds. I try to get these in the middle so that the cake will cover them up, but it never seems to work that way. Sometimes I'm such a perfectionist that these little creases really bug me. If anyone has any tips for this, I'm all ears. icon_smile.gif
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post #15 of 54
Ah - I can help with that. Clip with your scissors towards the board where the fold would be. It will lay over the other flat.
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