Cakes Moving On Boards

Decorating By Melissa2000 Updated 4 May 2009 , 2:10pm by wendy1273

Melissa2000 Posted 4 May 2009 , 12:47am
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how do you make a cake from not sliding on the board. Say I had a 8" round and put it on a 10" round I put icing on the board but it still moves everytime...

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aligotmatt Posted 4 May 2009 , 1:10am
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It may be an icing consistency issue. I make it pretty thin, like my crumb coating buttercream, smear it on, but not too much, and put the cake on it. If it's too thick, it won't hold it.

Also, it's not magic. You can't do that and then drive like a maniac, hold the cake vertical... smaller cakes, having less weight, are more likely to shift.

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 4 May 2009 , 1:34am
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I always put a smear of frosting on the board before I put my cake on it. that keeps it from sliding around. HTH.

sandykay Posted 4 May 2009 , 1:41am
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I just us icing as well, but I always make sure it sits level in the car. Knock on wood, I've never had it happen yet.

xstitcher Posted 4 May 2009 , 2:33am
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I also put a smear of icing on my board before putting the cake on it.

CakesUnleashed Posted 4 May 2009 , 2:38am
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I use royal or cookie icing on my boards and that works much better for me, especially in hot weather.

MissRobin Posted 4 May 2009 , 1:58pm
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I use glue dots to glue down my cake on the base board, they work great!

subaru Posted 4 May 2009 , 2:08pm
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I use the glue dots as well. I just bought more at Michaels yesterday.

wendy1273 Posted 4 May 2009 , 2:10pm
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Royal icing will fix you problem. I buy my royal icing in powder and mixed it with water.

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