I'm embarassed to ask this question but I am tired of wondering all the time so...here goes
I see sooo many cakeboards covered with the cutest paper...where does everybody get the cute paper from?? I thought if it's not foil or a "laminated" paper that the inks in the paper may not be safe for cakes to sit on.
Amateur question I know but I am a newbie and very eager to learn as much as I can.
I buy scrapbook paper that coordinates with the cake design and cover the board with it, then I cover it all in clear contact paper.
. . . fabric . . . wrapping paper . . . whatever you come across . . . and then cover with contact paper . . .
What's contact paper?....
OMG...I never would have thought of that! Thank you so much for the reponses...and very quick ones too!
thats a great question. i wondered that myself. i had another thread on it, but lost it and didn't find it again. no question is dumb. everyone on here is so wonderfully sweet and always willing to help us who are more newer to this. have fun!! cake and cookie deocorators rock!!!
This topic actually came up not too long ago. In that thread someone questioned whether or not contact paper was food safe.
Here's the link: http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=6024652#6024652
I get my contact paper at Walmart. You should be able to find it where the drawer liners are. It is transparent and sticky on one side so it can act as a laminate.
I am so excited to know I can use that to cover my boards with cute paper/fabric finally!!
. . . if you are concerned about the food safe qualities of contact paper . . . all you would have to do is make sure your bottom cake was on a cake circle to keep it off the contact paper . . . no problem . . .
Thanks for the link Sugar_Plum_Fairy. There were a LOT of interesting comments on that forum!
Just soaking it all up. I love cake decorating!!
Ohhh!!! Light bulb just went off in my head-lol! Thats great, never thought of that. Thanks!