Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Looking for advice on covering cake boards
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for advice on covering cake boards

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi, I love covering my cake boards in fondant to match the cake, but i find that it becomes cracked and doesnt look very nice around the edges, i thought about using pretty papers but then figured it would be greasy..... any ideas/ suggestions?
Thanks!

Christine
post #2 of 7
Hi Christine, after I cover the board in fondant, I run my fingures around the edge, making the paste smooth and curvey. So it won't be sharp... Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif
If you put your heart and soul, there's nothing you cannot do!
Reply
If you put your heart and soul, there's nothing you cannot do!
Reply
post #3 of 7
If you don't want to use fondant, try wrapping paper or fabric. I cover the board with that then contact paper. I make sure the cake is on a separate cake board that I place on top of the contact paper so the cake is not in direct contact. You can do lots of neat things with paper and fabric:

fabric:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/4909013878/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/4348876954/in/photostream

wrapping paper:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/3913264640/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/5859610979/in/photostream

Hope this helps.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
See. There is no "Someday"!
Reply
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
See. There is no "Someday"!
Reply
post #4 of 7
Same as Poohsmama, but I use food safe cellophane on top. The possibilities are endless.
post #5 of 7
I cover all my boards - so as the fondant covers the edge - then the next day i add my ribbon - for me it just finishes the board...

To add the ribbon - dip the entire length of ribbon in a bowl of sugar glue -

Holding ribbon up high over your sink - run your thumb and finger down the length of ribbon to remove excess sugar glue-

Then apply to edge of fondant covered board

Voila ................ your board is now dressed for you cake.

Bluehue icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 7
I couldn't quite tell from the photos, but do you put a ribbon around the edge of your board? That covers any bits and pieces of fondant. I use double sided tape to hold it in place.
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcaulir

I couldn't quite tell from the photos, but do you put a ribbon around the edge of your board? That covers any bits and pieces of fondant. I use double sided tape to hold it in place.



Yes - i cover the entire board and take the fondant down over the edge - trim off excess with a piece of accetate film - then when dry and firm thats when i put the ribbon on...
Have a peek at this link - as the darker ribbon stands out more against the lime ribbon....so you should be able to see what i mean - hopefully lollll

http://manywhitebowls.blogspot.com.au/search/label/LIME%20GREEN%20AND%20PINK%20BIRTHDAY%20CAKE.


Bluehue
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Looking for advice on covering cake boards