Hello all! Since I am very! new to cake decorating, I am looking to get some advice on decorating the cake boards themselves. I keep seeing great looking ones with fondant and am wondering how it is attached? Also is it recommended to glue more than one board together if you are covering it? Any help would be great. Thank you!
Here's a link from wilton that gives the basic instructions. I've done this only once before and did it exactly the same way and it turned out great. Hope it helps, good luck.
I should add that I used two cakeboards at once for stability reasons.
You can cover cake base boards w/almost anything. Wrapping paper; foil; mylar; freezer paper, even fabric! Just make sure you put your cake on a cake circle/board the same size as the cake so the cake is not touching the base board covering. It's best to use a covering that is grease proof....like foil, mylar, or fzr paper.
Using more than one board depends on how big/heavy your cake is. Of course, the bigger the cake, the more need for 2 or more glued together.
I use wrapping paper and then cover that with plastic wrap.
I use lots of different coverings - vinyl table covers, comic strip pages, etc. - and cover with clear self-adhesive Contac paper. Then, I do as a PP said and put a same-size cake board under the cake, so it isn't actually sitting on the Contac paper.
Thank you for the advice! I am doing the cake for my friends Baby shower so maybe some baby themed wrapping paper.