Covering Cake Boards - With Any Kind Of Paper?

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KieslerKakes Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 11:14am
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When covering your cake boards do you purchase the wrapping from a cake decorating store, or can you use any type of gift wrapping paper. I've seen several boards on this site covered and I was wondering what everyone used. I know some boards are covered in fondant, but some seem to be paper. Thanks.

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shelbur10 Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 11:34am
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A lot of people use any kind of paper, then cover it with clear contact paper. Plain paper will show grease marks.

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Evoir Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 11:42am
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If you are not using the fancifoil cake-board covering foodsafe foil, then yeah, you need to cover yourpaper (or fabric!) with a foodsafe plastic covering.

Some types of Contact clear adhesive plastic covrering is apparently not food safe - so it pays to check icon_smile.gif

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Shelly4481 Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 2:13pm
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I use the clear contact paper and just make sure the cake is not sitting on it directly. I put the cake on another board that is the same size as the cake. Even some of those fanci foils aren't food safe, who knows!!! But even when I use them I put the cake on a board, never directly on the foil.

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KieslerKakes Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 7:35pm
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I purchased the foil from the cake store that I shop at in town. I asked the owner about it as well, just to make sure I do the wright thing. I have always covered my cak boards with the foil from her store or purchased at Hobby Lobby in the Wilton aisle. thanks

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Rylan Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 11:19pm
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I prefer fondant. As long as your cake isn't touching the paper then it would be fine but I suggest you just use something that is made for food.

Good luck

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-K8memphis Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 11:39pm
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Originally Posted by KieslerKakes

I purchased the foil from the cake store that I shop at in town. I asked the owner about it as well, just to make sure I do the wright thing. I have always covered my cak boards with the foil from her store or purchased at Hobby Lobby in the Wilton aisle. thanks




Florist foil is not necessarily food safe but is sold abundantly from our cake deco stores. The Wilton paper is food safe. Maybe some others but not florist foil. Like has been already said, a work around is to place the cake on it's own cardboard circle.

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Goonergirl Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 12:14am
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I always use white freezer paper.

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FH_Cakes Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 3:36am
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I just did my first board covered in fondant...I loved it! I don't think I will ever use fancy foil again.

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Linliv46 Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by Goonergirl

I always use white freezer paper.



When you use the freezer paper do you turn the shiny side up to keep from having grease spots if you use buttercream? I just bought a roll of freezer paper & I noticed the fondant doesn't spot but the buttercream does?

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Goonergirl Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 1:26am
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Yes, always shiny side up.

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Hollysuann Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 2:25pm
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I use scrapbook paper that color coordinates with my cake. Then I cover it with the Glad press and seal plastic. Works great!

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KieslerKakes Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 3:00pm
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I knew there had to be more to the story. I have seen some pretty fancy boards and knew they weren't foil or fondant. I was going to try wrapping paper and cover it with clear freezer paper or I could use the glad press n seal. That's the best thing ever invented. thanks

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cylstrial Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 3:06pm
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I'm not sure where to find the contact paper. Say if I was in Walmart, what area would it be in? Is it a big roll?
Thanks!

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Shelly4481 Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 4:43pm
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I think you would look where the shelf paper would be. It is in a roll just like it but clear.

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Homemade-Goodies Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 4:53pm
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I can't obtain a food grade clear contact paper - or just haven't found it yet. I use any type of gift wrap, etc that matches my design/color theme, then cover the entire thing with clear cellophane foil. Really allows me a lot of freedom in colors, though a bit of a pain in the doubling of efforts.

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abra526 Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 4:54pm
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My walmart has a fabric section ( i know that they have taken them out of alot of stores). I get a fabric that coordinates with the cake. Then I cover it with the food safe vinyl that walmart sells on a big roll. It is only 97 cents a yard. It is over by the large rolls of vinyl table cloth on a roll. One yard does several cakes, so it is super cheap, and lets me really personalize the board.

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dovelady Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 5:19pm
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I havent been doing this very long but I use the Glad Press N Seal. Not sure if this is what you are asking...

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__Jamie__ Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 5:42pm
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I exploit the heck out of the scrapbook paper section at the craft store. Then cover with clear Contact paper. Believe it or not, there aren't little Contact paper germs biting at the reins to jump into your cake and poison it. I mean really....there is hardly any cake actually touching the paper, maybe a teeny little edge of frosting. Works like a charm, and makes a beautiful cake board when paired with coordinating ribbon around the edge of the board/drum.

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cylstrial Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 7:06pm
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Thanks Shelly! I'll check that out!

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