Cake Slid Off The Board

Decorating By Reganlynn Updated 25 Apr 2010 , 2:23am by Kaylani

Reganlynn Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 12:53am
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Do you "glue" your cake circles to your cake boards? I have never had a problem, but this weekend I was driving with a cake. My driver accelerated quickly and my cake flew right off the board. I put the cake on a cardboard round and then on my cake board. Should I be putting some kind of glue on the cardboard round...would I use a royal icing type glue, I'd think couldn't use real glue.


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jammjenks Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 12:57am
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Yes. I use hot glue to attach my cake circle to the cake board.

pattycakesnj Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 1:03am
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you could use real glue, it is not coming in contact with cake, it is board to circle

Reganlynn Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 1:12am
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Thanks!! I didn't think I could use real glue. I'll make sure next time! THANK YOU!

raquel1 Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 1:31am
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Duct tape icon_biggrin.gif

Peridot Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 1:32am
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I use several pieces of duct tape folded over so sticky side is out. Never had a problem - in fact when I pull the cake circle off of my cake board be it my wooden one covered with a decorative paper or several cardboard circles glued together and covered, it is very difficult to pull apart.

kjt Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 2:27am
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I use corn syrup... CCer Mike suggested it, and it works great.

sleeper713 Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 2:50am
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I use double-sided carpet tape. Works like a dream! icon_biggrin.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 3:36am
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For smallish cakes, I use sticky dots like you find in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store. For huge cakes, I use double sided carpet tape.


prterrell Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 3:37am
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My cakes go right on the cake board.

BakeLoveMom Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 3:46am
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The best edible glue between boards for me is clear piping gel, it is sticky and after it sits for a few hours it holds boards together like concreate. I also like to use it when I stack fondant cakes...after I put in the supports on the bottom tier I smear some piping gel on that area, then place the next tier on. Love it. Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif


cdavis Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 3:53am
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I use that grippy shelf paper stuff between cake boards and cake stands, etc.. I also use this to lay down in my trunk or in the back of my husband's crew cab truck when the seat is laid down to keep the cake from sliding in the vehicle. It works miracles no matter what the traffic. Matter of fact I made a carousel cake a couple of weeks ago that had trim that extended below the bottom of the cake board I transported it on an inverted pyrex bowl with some of this grippy stuff between the bowl and the cake board and it never moved a 1/4 of an inch. I love it. I buy it by the roll and just cut a square to fit wherever I need it.

pearlydi Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 4:00am
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I agree with champagne_cakes, piping gel works miracles!! icon_wink.gifthumbs_up.gif

RobzC8kz Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 11:26pm
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I cover the boards in foil, then put a smear of BC under the cake to join the two together.

_Jamie_ Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 11:57pm
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Really? I have never glued a cake to a board. Maybe mine are just super heavy.

artscallion Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 12:38am
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I use a square of thin carpet skid pad. It's thin, rubber and that cake's goin' nowhere. I buy it in rolls for pennies and cut off squares as I need them. (as a side benefit, it also makes the best jar opener! Keep a square in your top drawer)

niccicola Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 11:15pm
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i Use piping gel

tinygoose Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 11:36pm
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I've always used a smear of bc, I'm gonna have to try piping gel. Thanks.

SHADDI Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 11:40pm
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I use Buttercream

Jayde Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 1:09am
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Originally Posted by _Jamie_

Really? I have never glued a cake to a board. Maybe mine are just super heavy.

Mine too, I have never glued a cake to a board. I usually cover my board with RI or fondant though. I dont use the shiny slick paper, maybe that could have contributed to the problem? Just a thought.

JulieMN Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 1:28am
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I have used the carpet non-skid pad, hadn't heard of gluing the board until today....

cakefort Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 9:23pm
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What if your board is covered in fondant? Will BC or RI work still?

catlharper Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 10:23pm
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I'm a buttercream person too<G> and yes, it sticks the cake board to a fondant covered drum too. I've never even thought to use tape or glue but I guess that is something to consider?

Motorhead Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 8:35pm
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i've only ever stuck my cake directly to the cake board using BC. no problems there, my cakes have never moved even after transporting 100miles. next time i will try one of the other methods, might save me some cake boards! icon_biggrin.gif

KHalstead Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 9:03pm
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If I'm traveling with the bottom cake directly on the main decorative board I'll usually run a few swirls of hot glue and set the cake on it's cake circle on there............if I'm delivering my tiers separately I generally will just set down the decorative board and then put a square of shelf liner down, then the bottom cake and continue stacking that way.

leah_s Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 10:38pm
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I put the bottom cake directly on the cake drum with a smear of bc. Why would you use a cardboard?

Caths_Cakes Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 11:04pm
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Same. i put the bottom cake directly onto the drum and secure it with what ever im using.

dreamcakesmom Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 11:18pm
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Forum SuperStar!

I put the bottom cake directly on the cake drum with a smear of bc Why would you use a cardboard?

As asked by Leah_s- I was wondering too. Seems like an extra expense, I'm wondering the benefit?[/quote]

thumbs Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 11:49pm
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I have always just used BC, but the piping gel is a great idea too.

As for the extra cardboard, when I cover a cake with fondant I use a cakeboard under that cake that is the same size as the covered cake. Then move the cake to a larger covered board (usually covered with fondant or paper) so then you have 2 boards.

If I am just covering with BC then I will put the cake directly onto my larger board and only use one cake board.

cmalin3 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 12:18pm
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Call it shelf liner or carpet non-skid mat, I love that stuff!
I use it with every cake, no matter how large or small.

Pick up a roll at your local Walmart or other discount store - very cheap, easy to cut to size and offers great "traction".

Best of luck!

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