Can someone either let me know how to cover a large square (18") cake board in fondant or point me in the direction of a tutorial please?? Thanks!!
I just roll out my fondant the way I usually do, large enough to cover the board. I brush the board with a little water so the fondant will stick then just apply just like to a cake but of course it's much easier since it's flat. I don't go down the side of the board because I usually put ribbon around it when I'm done.
I asked this question just last weekend...http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6368953-.html#6368953
I used the info provided and it worked wonderfully. Just make sure you do it ahead of time so that the fondant has a chance to dry before you place your cake on it,less chance for messing up your work that way.
Hi there, if you are going to cover the whole board in fondant, this is how you do it. Make sure you do it 3-4 days ahead.
But if I use this method, I would use another thin cake card under the cake and use a tiny bit of royal icing to stick that to the fondant covered board. By doing this, you will avoid the bottom of the cake going sticky and guee.
Here is the method that I use,
This way, I get to keep the cake straight on the board and use less amount of fondant.
I cover all mine in fondant. I know to save fondant, you can roll it around the edges and not cover the area where the cake will be sitting. I usually cover the entire board. I usually wait until the fondant sets a little bit, then roll the fondant directly on the board. I place the board on my cake stand, and use a sharp knife to cut the excess off. Then I usually imprint either a design or saying in the area that will be seen. I put my trademark in the area that the cake will be sitting. If a client calls and asks me about the trademark, I give them a discount on their next purchase. I always put a decorative ribbon around the edges.