I love the look of fondant covered cake boards, but how do you get fondant to stick to the bottom of the board?
I second this request! I've always wanted to know how to do that.
I believe a light brushing of corn syrup or glucose to the board gets it to stick and not lift from the top, sides, and bottom of the board.
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i just brush the board with a damp paint brush (water) here and there. you can also use a spritz bottle. i do it often and it sticks just fine.
I use a wet paper towel and wipe the board, then cover it with fondant. Never had a problem.
I weak solution of water and powdered should also work fine.
I also use water and a paintbrush and have never had a problem with it not sticking.
the one and only time (but not the last time ) I have done it I used just a little piping gel and brushed it around.. it didn't take much
If I'm making cakes for my family, I use water and a paint brush. That way, I can remove the fondant later from the board easily and can reuse my cake board.
If I'm doing a cake order, I use non colour alcohol like gin. It sticks really well.
I just did this for the first time this weekend - I just used a little water on a 1" paintbrush. Worked a charm!
I use a slightly damp paper towel brushed over the board...never had it travel!!!
Thanks for all of the tips! What's best - cakeboards or styrofoam?
I need some sort of a base for 4 cakes side by side, that will total 32" long... Not sure what to use.
That's all I cover my cakeboards with! It's such a great effect. I had a friend tell me she even ate the cakeboard covering because it was so good! (thankfully I used the pre-foiled boards on that one!)
I use water/gumpaste solution to make a glue that is multi-purpose for all adhering needs. It only takes a small amount brushed on the board.
Also, over time, I have found that if I do it a day in advance, it gives the fondant time to firm up and; therefore, does not dent when you are working on it.
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For a long cake like the one asked about, I'd use foam core board cut to size. You can find it in the art dept. of most hobby stores. I use that much of the time as well and cut it to the shape of my cake.
i agree with foam core board. its probably long enough...you wouldnt want to connect boards, it'd be unstable. if the foam core isnt long enough, you can use plywood cut to shape (home depot and lowes will cut it free if you have the measurements).