Fondant Covered Cake Board

Decorating By pumpkinroses Updated 23 Jul 2009 , 2:40pm by PinkLisa

pumpkinroses Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 1:45am
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how far in advance can I cover the cake base board in fondant? I need to try out my chocolate fondant to make sure it's going to work but I also don't want to waste any.

TIA
Nikki

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bashini Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 9:29am
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Hi Nikki, I use to cover the whole cake board in fondant. I did it three days before, so it has lot of time to dry. Make sure you use a thin board under the cake and stick that on the fondant covered cake board with a dab of royal icing. If you put the cake straight onto the fondant covered board, the bottom of the cake will go all sticky and goey.

So now I use bandage method to cover my cake board. I put the cake in the middle of the board and then cover it with fondant. then roll out some fondant and cut a strip out and cover the board.

Hope this helps to understand what I said,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/extra-icing/sets/72157594575839118

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cherrycakes Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 1:21pm
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Originally Posted by bashini



So now I use bandage method to cover my cake board. I put the cake in the middle of the board and then cover it with fondant. then roll out some fondant and cut a strip out and cover the board.

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Would you also do this method for square cakes? If so, can you get the corner seams smoothed out? Thanks!

bashini Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 2:28pm
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I do it by placing strips of fondant on sides. So you will get a seam on all corners. If you look at my photos you will see what I mean. But if you don't like it, you can do some pattern to the board. check the second photo in this link,

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&rlz=1R2ADBS_en&um=1&q=square+cakes&sa=N&start=72&ndsp=18

Its done by one of our CC member Cakepro.

And the other thing that you can do is to have the strip of fondant qiute big width wise.Hope it make sence. icon_smile.gif

PinkLisa Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 2:40pm
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bashini -- great trick. I need to try that one!

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