Fondant Covered Cake Board

Decorating By GrammyT Updated 23 Oct 2009 , 8:31pm by metria

GrammyT Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:07pm
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Looking for instructions for covering a cake board in fondant? Does the fondant come up with the cake slices when served? If not, how is it avoided?



10 replies
rltmeng Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:16pm
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Hi Tonya,

I cover the board with piping gel so the fondant can adhere to it. Some of it may come up when it is sliced and served. Not sure how to get around that one.


staceyboots Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:16pm
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Typically, I would spread some piping gel onto the cakeboard and then cover the board with the fondant (piping gel helps the fondant to stick to the board).

Don't forget that when you place your cake in the center of the board, it should be sitting on its own cakeboard so the cake doesn't actually touch the fondant.



dsilvest Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:22pm
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Once the fondant is attached to the board I let it sit for a few days to dry a bit. It does not get fingerprint dents this way and it is easier to transfer the cake to.

Caths_Cakes Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:23pm
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usually if the fondant is correctly stuck and left to dry, when you come to serve, you shouldnt get too much come away.

Texas_Rose Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 5:08pm
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I roll the fondant directly onto the foamboard. It sticks without adding anything extra. Because of how I cover my cakes, I always use a board cut to just the size of my cake, or even a tiny bit smaller, and then the cake and board go onto a bigger board, so none of the fondant on the board comes up when the cake is served.

jjkarm Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 5:14pm
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I always cover my board at least one week in advance. This way it's very dry and stiff. I don't have to worry about it getting damaged during delivery or leaving marks in it as I assemble the cake.

metria Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 7:57pm
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how do you attach a ribbon around the sides of the board? was never sure how people got those to stick...

jjkarm Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 8:09pm
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double stick tape.....

Cakepro Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 8:13pm
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Or hot glue or pretty pearl-head pins.

metria Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 8:31pm
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aaah ty! you guys rock ... i'm going to try it on my next cake

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