jlkallred Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 1:46pm
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Where can I get the pretty paper that people use to cover their cakeboards? All I can find is a light silver color...
Thanks!

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JGMB Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:18pm
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I've never ordered from them, but I remember someone suggesting this website: http://www.wineandcake.com/browse.cfm/cake-decorating/cake-foil-for-cake-boards/2,1238.html

Hope it helps!

lamariposa Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:30pm
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I bought some silver wrapping paper (from Wal-Mart) to cover some of my boards. It was really cheap and it looked really nice.

JGMB Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:46pm
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I think you just have to be really careful that whatever you use is known to be food-safe. Otherwise, it could contain something harmful that would leach up into the cake. So, I'm not sure that ordinary wrapping paper would qualify.

lamariposa Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:24pm
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I guess I thought it would be fine since the cakes were not sitting directly on the paper. icon_confused.gif

JGMB Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:33pm
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Oh, sorry, I didn't understand that you had used an additional board for the cake to sit on!

Unlimited Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 9:42am
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If you'd like lots of foil color choices, go to your local florist or floral supply... you'll be amazed!

mamacc Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 11:31am
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I use a lot of scrapbook paper or wrapping paper with clear contat paper over that. It can be a little tricky lining up the patterns on scrapbook paper, but it works. There's a bunch of examples in my photos...

Texas_Rose Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 11:39am
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The cake decorating shops here all sell the foil in different colors. One sells by the roll and the other by the foot.

I usually use wrapping paper covered in plastic wrap, with the cake sitting on a different board on top, or I use fondant. I usually save all of my fondant scraps and use them up on a cake board that needs to be a dark color (so I can mix a bunch of colors together then color them the dark color). I almost always make a pattern in the board, either with the wilton purple rolling pin with the spirals, or rubber stamps or cookie cutters.

Unlimited Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 3:19pm
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

The cake decorating shops here all sell the foil in different colors. One sells by the roll and the other by the foot.




The difference that I've found is preference in the quality... I LOVE the floral foil because it's thick, double-sided with plastic in between the layers and you cannot accidentally rip or tear it. It's also reversible which comes in handy say if you run out of gold foil, gold is on the reverse side of red. Maybe you think you'll never need green foil, so you don't buy a roll but now you wish you had green... it's on the opposite side of your white foil. Nice variety of patterns too.

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