Covering Cardboards For Tiers?

Decorating By susgene Updated 19 Aug 2009 , 2:15am by BlakesCakes

susgene Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:22pm
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Do you always cover the cardboards you use for the tiered cakes?

I have always covered in Reynolds Wrap - just wondering if it was really necessary....

I'm talking about the boards under the smaller tiers on a multi-tiered cake - not the bottom board.

Thanks!

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Texas_Rose Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:24pm
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I always cover them. I use foamcore boards and they don't come wrapped up or anything, so I don't think they'd be safe without being covered. I just started using Press and Seal wrap...can't remember who first suggested it but she's a genius. It sticks itself to the boards very well and doesn't get torn up when you cut the cake. It looks really nice and clean too.

susgene Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:35pm
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Oh Thanks! I never thought of using the foam core for the "internal" boards. I've always used the cardboard rounds but I can see why there would be benefits to using the foam core.

Think I'll try that next time.

Thanks!

pattigunter Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:46pm
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I use cardboard boards so I cover them with foil to keep them from absorbing grease from the buttercream.

indydebi Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:48pm
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Nope, never.

susgene Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 11:02pm
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Wow... Never ever?!

I guess that's the answer I was really hoping someone would give me... wouldn't mind cutting out this step if possible... guess it's possbile because you make a lot of cakes, Indydebi!

Thanks!

Texas_Rose Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by susgene

Oh Thanks! I never thought of using the foam core for the "internal" boards. I've always used the cardboard rounds but I can see why there would be benefits to using the foam core.

Think I'll try that next time.

Thanks!




The reason I use foamcore is that I want the boards the exact size of the cake before I put frosting on. If I used cardboard rounds, I'd have to trim them to the size I need anyhow, so it's not much more trouble to use foamcore. I stock up when the craft stores have it on sale.

indydebi Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 11:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by susgene

Wow... Never ever?!

I guess that's the answer I was really hoping someone would give me... wouldn't mind cutting out this step if possible... guess it's possbile because you make a lot of cakes, Indydebi!

Thanks!




I also cut a lot of cakes. When I also do the catering for their wedding, I cut the cake. I see firsthand what condition the cardboard is in. Yeah, it may look wet, but it's not all icky, soggy, and it doesn't disintegrate like a lot of people think it does. It's cardboard .... not rice paper.

They hold up fine.

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:15am
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Nope, never cover them--I don't want anything (saran, Press n' Seal, aluminum foil, butcher paper, cellophane, parchment, wax paper, contact paper) being shredded by the knife and coming up in the cake slices. To me, that would be a lot worse than someone seeing a less than pristine cake board..............

I cut and sanitize (with a mild bleach solution or high alcohol booze or extracts) my foam core cakeboards.

Rae

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