Originally Posted by Niki11784
I actually have a really hard time with covering cake boards- I don't know how everyones come out so neat and clean! Are there any threads covering this? I find that the fondant puckers around the edges under the ribbon because its so short.
In response to this, you don't bring the fondant down over the edge of any board, no matter how thick or thin the board. You put fondant on the top and run a spatula around the edge to clean off the excess. Trim the edge with a ribbon the same width.
I honestly think that to have a nice, decorative display board, you need to use something with some thickness to it.
I cut most of my own base boards out of foam core. I use the 3/16th thickness for small, informal one tier cakes. I don't usually cover those w/ fondant because I can't easily get a thin enough ribbon to go around the outer edge. I wrap the paper around the edge & tape it on the bottom.
For large cakes, I use 1/2" foam core boards or pre-made cake drums.