I have been using cardboard rounds wrapped in foil! ugh... I am only a hobby baker, but I would still like to look more "professional" and not tacky with my foil! lol
WHAT do you use as cake boards??? And WHERE do you get them?
hi i use what use to be called pinex board its perfect and can be cut yourself at home and then cover them with cake paper which you buy at a cake supplier and that comes in many different colours and patterns. I too used tinfoil in the early days till i joined a cake guild and found out more about 7 years ago.. good luck
i put my cakes on a board the same size as the cake (cardboard round covered in press n' seal) and my finish board is usually foamcore covered with contact paper (there is a debate on here as to the foodsafety of contact paper). I then glue and ribbon to the edge of the board. The nice part of the contact paper is you can put scrapbook paper etc under it. My sister does the same as me and uses her scrapbook letter cutter and put the message on the board of her 3d cakes.
I use cake drums.
Juds is right. If you put your cake on a cakeboard the same size as the cake you can then cover your board w/**anything** - fabric, wrapping paper, mylar, even newspaper
I do sheets more than anything and I cover my 13X19 rectanglar cardboards (double thickness) with white freezer paper. I used to use foil too, but I think paper looks nicer.
i use masonite and usually cover the top with fondant and trim the edge out with ribbon
wow! thanx everyone! I think it may be time for me to invest in some of these items!
Judi or Kakeladi,
Would you just "glue" your cake to the board using buttercream? Or can you use actual glue??
glue your cake to board with either buttercream if thats what you are using or royal icing works well too
I usually use a piece of non-skid mat. I've had too many cakes move and ruin my border using the buttercream to glue it.
I agree with Juds, the non-skid mats work great. I get a roll at the dollar store and it goes a long way. Not very expensive to use.
that is a great tip! I always forget about the dollar store!
i cover my boards in cake foil.. or fondant. trim with a ribbon
I use cardboard rounds from the cake supply store. Cutting your own is so tedious.