Does anyone make their own cake boards? I have been making mine but I made some with paper wrapping paper and I'm wondering if I should use this if the cake will sit directly on top of it. Would the paper get soggy? I'm using a WASC recipe. Any thoughts or experience with this??
I wouldn't recommend placing the cake directly on top of the wrapping paper, the oil will seep into the paper and wrapping paper is not food safe.
Place the cake on a cake circle the exact size of the cake and then place that on the board.
I would cover the wrapping paper with clear film (either shrink wrap, or clear contact paper) first though, as the wrapping paper will end up tearing if left uncovered.
Yes, the paper will get soggy if it isn't covered with something else like contact paper.
I covered my white cake with colored paper it stained the bottom of the cake. I had to throw the whole cake away.
if your decorative paper is not greese proof there will be a greese stain around your cake. Not so pretty. Test your paper with a plop of icing for several hours or even over night. And I am pretty sure the paper needs to be food safe. Think glue and ink factories that don't care about their rat population supplying the papermaker. EWWW!
THanks for that information everyone. I never thought of the food safety issue, good point.
I so had that happen to me once I was making a cake for my sister . I put my cake directly over the cake board (purchased at a cake shop) and OMG !!! I stood up that night decorating my cake till about 3 :00 am later when I came into kitchen to see it had a ring of grease all around I was afraid I would mess up the cake if I lifted to change the board soooo..............lol!!! Hubby got an exacto knife and cut it all around . I know not to proffessional but it was for my sister so I leared my lesson lol!!!
I so don't want that to happen as this cake is for a wedding.....I will definitely place the cake on an exact size cake board first then put it on the cake board with the paper on it. I would die if I spent that much time on a cake only to be ruined by the cake board!!