How Do I Cover Cake Board With Fondant?

Decorating By rudoo Updated 12 Jun 2008 , 10:20pm by andromedaslove

rudoo Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 7:24pm
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I want to cover cake board w/ fondant to look prettier. Any tips? I couldn't seem to find anything in the search. How far ahead can I do it? thanks Jonna

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jewelykaye Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 7:30pm
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I spread a thin coat of piping gel down on the board first then place the fondant on just as if I were covering a cake. You can also add a ribbon trim around the side of the of the cake board to finish it off.

I read that Colette Peters uses royal icing to cover her boards but I haven't tried that yet.

I would think you could do it as far in advance as you would like just make sure you store it in a safe place where it won't get damaged.

OCakes Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 7:30pm
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I know Colette Peters uses royal icing to cover her boards with decoration to match the cake. Just a thought incase you don't find an answer to the fondant question. Sorry I can't help you with that one - I'm sure you'll be hearing from someone with experience.

bluemoon1070 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 7:35pm
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I recently covered my first cake board and used crisco under the fondant and it stayed in place really well. Hope this Helps.

bluemoon1070 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 7:36pm
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I recently covered my first cake board and used crisco under the fondant and it stayed in place really well. Hope this Helps.

emrldsky Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 7:52pm
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Wilton's instructions are to cover the board with fanci-foil, add a swirl of piping gel on top of that, and spread piping gel on the sides (if you want to cover the sides of the board with the fondant and not a ribbon), then add the fondant.

Might be easier to lay the board on the fondant instead of moving the fondant to the board. icon_wink.gif

HTH!

Bonnie151 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:25pm
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I use the bandage method. I put the cake on the board then dampen the rest of the board with water using a pastry brush. Then I roll out a long strip & wrap it along the board around the cake. If I need more than one strip I smooth the join with confectioners sugar.

If you're covering the full board and then placing the cake on top you can do it as far in advance as you like (but don't leave coloured fondant exposed to light or it will fade). I'm just cheap & think it's a waste of fondant to cover the whole board.

andromedaslove Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:42pm
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On the two cakes I did this past weekend I covered the cake board in fondant. I just used a pastry brush to brush water lightly over the outside edge of the cake board and rolled the fondant on it. I cut the excess off, left it to dry over night, covered the side in ribbon to match and was good to go. It held up really well, and looked darn good too!!

Dana

Amia Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 9:00pm
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How do you attach the ribbon to the side?

aine2 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 9:03pm
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This might not be what you are looking for but I hope it helps a bit.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/extra-icing/sets/72157594575839118/ thumbs_up.gif

Dawanka Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 9:09pm
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I covered a cake board in fondant for my brothers casino cake. You don't need fanci foil all you need is one of these three piping gel, crisco or take some gumpaste (just a little) add water and let it disolve it becomes a type of glue and use that on the board and lay the fondant. I use gumpaste in case some of the fondant comes off with the cake that way its still edible and tasty.

mjs4492 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 9:12pm
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I cover cake boards with fondant all the time. I just spritz the board (if I remember to...) with water and place the fondant on it.
If I put ribbon along the side of the board, I use fabric glue sticks found at Hobby Lobby and glue the ribbon to the fondant. I guess you could use a regular craft glue stick also.

If the board is large (14" and up) I cut the center out leaving about an inch - the fondant - where the cake layer will lay. Then you don't use as much fondant.
I've tried the technique previously mentioned where you cut the fondant in a strip and put on the board around the cake. It puckered on me and I was in a hurry. I know a lot of people use that method and have good luck with it.

I try to allow the board to dry for a couple of days. As mentioned earlier, don't leave it where sunlight will get to it especially if it's not white in color.

Good Luck!

andromedaslove Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 10:20pm
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To attach the ribbon to the side, I used double sided tape, and just taped it every couple of inches. It held REALLY well.

I would post a pic of the one I did, but the only one that shows the ribbon is "inappropriate"! Sorry!!

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