Is there a way to get the fondant to stick to the cardboard? I'm having a little trouble and have never done this before. Any suggestions or tips will be greatly appreciated!!!
piping gel works
i usually either use a super thin layer of buttercream, or airbrush the cake board lightly with plain water, or I've also used pipping gel.
Piping gel is the best, but if you don't have that on hand, you can thin down royal icing to a glue-like consistency and paint it on your cardboard surface. Just make sure you are at least a day out on either so the fondant has time to harden.
You can use piping gel or water.
Here's a previous thread that might help:
In this thread you will find a link on the bandage method that's really handy.
You can also lightly brush on some crisco with a pastry brush and it will adhere nicely.
Ummmm, are you meaning to use this fondant covered cardboard as your cake base? Like a cardboard round meant to go underneath individual cake tiers? If so, that is going to be unbelievably unstable and will bend and crack and may cause your cake to shift and crack and fall and do all sorts of crappy things.
If you mean a cake drum or foamcore or masonite, then...whew! Just checking, don't want you to experience cake support failure!
She uses water.
She uses piping gel.
But I know that for other things she sometimes uses tylo glue.
And I've heard that you can use diluted royal icing.