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post #16 of 30
My 2 cents here, tin foil under each layer of a wedding cake really detracts from the beauty of it. I did it once...not again! I may sound like a snob, but I cringe when I see foil under a wedding cake. For family/friends cakes with no seriousness involved foil is okay. Generally I use the freezer paper for most of mine if I don't have the cake boards in the right size.
I haven't done the wrapping paper with contact paper as of yet but hopefully someday I'll try it.
post #17 of 30
Sounds like the contact paper goes further than I expected it. Wonder if I can find it at the dollar strore icon_rolleyes.gif I too bring home boxes from the office - the ones that hold copy paper are real good.

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post #18 of 30
I have used the freezer paper for years, and it works fine. I have also gone the wrapping paper route with the clear contact paper. You can also use the fancy paper doilles, but I always put a sheet of wax paper under the cake and add a little extra for the border, that way the b/c doesn't stain the doilly. I also hot glue ribbon around the board for a special extra touch.
post #19 of 30
my cake boards are mostly masonite ( timber chips formed into a sheet) my husband just cuts out the shapes i need... they are not too expensive if you cut them out yourself. we paid AU $8.00 for a sheet and i have gotten so so so many boards out of it , worked out to be around 50cents each or something wich is good for australia and i dont have to worry about my board supporting the weight of my cakes... for cupcakes though cardboard would be way easier and probably more economical too.
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( from one cake addict to another ) i cant seem to loose weight and i cant work out why... any ideas????
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post #20 of 30
Hey chickie......it's your Ohio buddy! I also used Freezer Paper because it's so cost effective! I have used the wrapping paper/contact paper thing too, but found it to be quite expensive in my neck of the woods. My local WalMart carries a huge roll of Freezer Paper very cheap and it lasts a really long time! Then I only have to wrap my boards once and it doesn't take so much time!
post #21 of 30
Just an update on this for those who don't use contact paper already. I checked walmart today and for a 42 sq ft roll (said it had 20% more) it was 5.74...appx .14 per sq ft.
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Cakerer

I usually cover the board w/wrapping paper & secure w/tape. Then cut the contact paper 'larger'. I peel the backing off only one end and stick it to my counter (about an inch) then slowly pull the backing down until I have enough room to stick my board to it. OK, this sounds extreme but I had the hardest time with air bubbles/creases until I did that....and it usually works well. Everyone does it differently I'm sure..it's been rolled so tight, it take practice to stop it from rolling up sometimes. Good luck!



I never used contact paper on a cake board before, but I agree about the bubbles/rolling up problem with contact paper in general. It's frustrating stuff to work with. I like your tip!
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post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by Cakerer

Just an update on this for those who don't use contact paper already. I checked walmart today and for a 42 sq ft roll (said it had 20% more) it was 5.74...appx .14 per sq ft.



Yeah....that's why I buy Freezer Paper. Although I love the look of wrapping paper covered with contact paper, I don't have the cost of two different mediums, plus the cost of my time to wrap them.....and I paid $4.76 for a 150 sq. ft. roll of Freezer Paper today at Walmart....that's about .03 per square foot. Doesn't sound like much, but really is a nice cost savings at the end of the year!
post #24 of 30
Freezer paper is grease resistant? Sounds like a good idea.
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post #25 of 30
Yes, one side of the paper is plastic coated.....so no way grease can absorb! It's awsome!
post #26 of 30
I'm so glad that I read this!!! I've always used tinfoil because I didn't think that anything else was "food grade". What great information!
post #27 of 30
I, too, use wrapping paper and contact paper. BUT, I also order floral foil from my florist friend for about $5.00/roll. I use gold and silver the most, but, also have red, black, purple and royal. Now, if I need green all I have to do is use the back side which is already covered in vinyl! I cover the foil side with contact.

RE: Aluminum foil. I have used it ONCE and it was on satellite wedding cakes. BUT, couldn't find silver wrapping paper (didn't think of JUST WHITE, DUH!). The colors were white and silver and they were placed on mirrored tiles and it was DARK! You will find it in my pics under May Cake. It worked okay, but, I now make sure waaaay in advance that I have what is needed for my wedding cake boards!

Beth in KY
post #28 of 30
I've covered a wedding cake board in marblized fondant which matched the colours on the cake. It's in my photos if you wanted to peek. A nice ribbon on the edge would have really given it a finished look (it was for a class so I didn't even think of it at the time).
post #29 of 30
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wow, thanks for all of the great advice, guess I started a beneficial thread after all icon_smile.gif I am currently using the wrapping paper and contact paper method, once that roll of contact runs out, I am going to try the freeze paper idea.. like cambo says, seems much cheaper overall. Not to mention less time consuming. Thanks again for everyone's input, I always learn so much here and am thankful for all of the ideas and responses I get....

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post #30 of 30
So I used gingham fabric for a baby shower cake once. Then I used clear contact paper over it, but I didn't know if I should wrap it all the way to the back so I just cut it flush with the cardboard round and glued ribbon the edge of the board. Do you guys wrap the contact paper all the way to the back and if so...how do you get it smooth?
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