Found Board Covering Idea

Decorating By Kitagrl Updated 27 Sep 2009 , 2:10pm by cakesweetiecake

Kitagrl Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 5:40pm
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Maybe its already been mentioned...but I needed a bright bumblebee yellow board covering, and I didn't want to use fondant as it has to be a decent sized board and I didn't charge for the extra fondant use.... and I discovered that a plastic tablecloth from Party City works great! You have to tape it down pretty good (I use wide heavy duty masking tape) because its plastic and slightly stretchy...but on the other hand since its plastic, you don't have to mess with clear contact paper or whatever to keep the icing from bleeding grease. I also left it doubled over when I cut it so it was a darker yellow....and I did wrap a square board...it might be more tricky with a round.

Just thought I'd share!!!

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Texas_Rose Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 5:44pm
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That's a great idea!

Did you know that Dollar Tree has party tableclothes too? I don't know how much the Party City ones are, but that might be a way to do it even cheaper icon_biggrin.gif

Kitagrl Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 5:54pm
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It was 1.79 at Party City...I didn't think of it til I saw it, I was actually in there looking for bright yellow wrapping paper....and I was looking for a cloth tablecloth for something else (they didn't have that) and so I happened to see the bright yellow plastic and was like "Hmmmm".....

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delisa01 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 6:02pm
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I've used table cloth covers and it works like a charm thumbs_up.gif Glad it worked for you.

SimplyIced Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 8:03pm
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Just out of curiosity, because I've been experimenting lately with board covers...do you get wrinkles when you use the tablecloths? I tried to cover a foamcore board with the press and seal and I wasn't completely happy with the results due to wrinkles. I did purchase some of the Wilton Fanci foil and some spray adhesive and it was better. I wonder if the table cover and spray adhesive would work well? I don't like wrinkles in my boards!!

pattycakesnj Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 12:52am
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next time try covering the board in melted candy wafers. They come in all colors and usually less than 1 bag will cover a large board

Kitagrl Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 2:54am
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I refrigerate my boards, and the candy would crack...but neat idea!

The tablecloth worked GREAT for my cake....

pattycakesnj Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 12:23pm
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I refrigerate also and the candy has never cracked (if board bends then may be a problem but I use drums or double foamcore for base, so since they are sturdy, candy never cracks)

KHalstead Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 12:40pm
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Wallpaper is also really nice for covering boards.......I also use tissue paper covered in press n' seal or clear contact paper as well as scrapbooking paper (for smaller boards).

Tissue paper is REALLY cheap too and you wouldn't think it would work, but it really does....I've even used tissue paper and added those garage sale sticker dots (colored with a sharpie) and then covered in contact paper. Nobody ever has a clue! lol
They always think I want the boards back and when I tell them to toss em' they say "ARe you sure, it looks like a really nice board?"

cakesweetiecake Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 2:10pm
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Neat idea! Thanks for sharing!

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