How To Attach My Cake Board To Foil Covered Foam Core Base

Decorating By BAKE-ME-A-CAKE Updated 7 Dec 2009 , 2:41pm by BAKE-ME-A-CAKE

BAKE-ME-A-CAKE Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 4:07am
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I have 2 questions that I need some help with:


I have a cake on a cake board and I want to secure it to a larger foil covered foam core base. What is the best way to glue it together? I need to transport it in the car. Glue? Royal icing?
I've done it both ways, but this cake is large 1/2 sheet cake with 3D big dog on top and I want to make sure I do it right without it sliding (ahh!)

I have a cake on a cake board and I want to secure it to a larger fondant covered foam core base. What is the best way to glue it together? I don't want to use glue because of the fondant. Will royal icing hold it together? It also needs to be transported in the car. I've done this before with RI but, again, this cake is huge and I'm worried it will slip. It is a 3D helicopter.

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it in advance.

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BAKE-ME-A-CAKE Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 4:10am
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I forgot to add this:
I know I've heard of double faced carpet tape...should I use that for the cake that is going on the foil?
Does anyone have experience with double faced carpet tape. I wonder if it's too thick and it would leave a gap between the cake board and base.

yummy Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 5:18am
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I would just hot glue it. That's what I do to secure the cake board to the larger decorative board.

ibmoser Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 4:02pm
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Disclaimer: I do this just for fun and don't have lots of experience with huge cakes icon_lol.gif . For smaller cake boards going to a non-icing-covered board, I use regular double-sided "Scotch" tape, but for larger ones, I use the 3M Scotch brand double-sided foam mounting tape like this:

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/171561/Scotch-Double-Sided-Foam-Mounting-Tape/

The tape is just easier (and safer LOL) for me to handle than a hot glue gun. For fondant-covered boards, I "judiciously" use water, gum paste glue, or glue made from dissolving a bit of fondant in water - about 1 part fondant to three parts water. Any kind of moisture seems to dissolve enough of the fondant underneath for the board to stick securely once dry.

BCo Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 4:27pm
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I use double sided carpet tape all the time - it's not thick and will not cause a big gap - and NOTHING will move once stuck down with that stuff!! icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 4:40pm
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I usually just plop down a square of non skid mat and then set the bottom tier on and assemble the cake from there!

BAKE-ME-A-CAKE Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 11:12pm
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I just tried the carpet tape. I like it. I thought it was thick like foam tape but it's not at all like that. I'll post the pictures of the two cakes tomorrow after I deliver them in one piece. I like to think positiveicon_smile.gif
Thanks for all your help.

BAKE-ME-A-CAKE Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:32am
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Successful delivery for both cakes! The carpet tape worked great. Thanks everyone!
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JGMB Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:04pm
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Both of those cakes are precious!!!! I'm so glad to hear they arrived intact!

labmom Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 10:35pm
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your cakes are amazing. Where did you learn your sculpting or are you self taught?

Just fantastic!! I truly enjoy looking at your work.

BAKE-ME-A-CAKE Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 2:41pm
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Originally Posted by labmom

your cakes are amazing. Where did you learn your sculpting or are you self taught?

Just fantastic!! I truly enjoy looking at your work.


Actually I'm completely self taught and I've only been sculpting and even working with fondant for just over 1 year. My business is only 5 months old. It's so much fun for me. I love it! Thanks for your compliments. It's really encouraging.

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