Do you cover the boards between the tiers? I use regular cardboard boards from Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I am very new to cake decorating and learning mostly from the internet and books. I thought I should cover them with contact paper but then I read somewhere that it isn't food safe. If you do cover them, what do you use?
You don't need to cover the cardboard cake board. I usually put a little buttercream on the cardboard before I put the cake on it to help it stick.
my favorite boards are the ones that have a shiny finish and some that are referred to as waxed. these are grease resistant and do not need to be covered between the tiers. just make sure that you use support dowels or plastic dowels for support,if not, the bottoms of the boards may soak in the moisture from the underside and get flimsy without the supports and cause the cake to settle or lean. hope this helps, ooh yeah to keep the board from pulling the frosting of the nextt teir, i cut a circle of waxed paper a couple on inches smaller that the tier about to be placed. this leaves some contact to make the board stick, and makes it easier for me to center the tier as well, one final security measure, a dowel through the center all the way to the base. i always tell new customers to expect to find the paper and dowels when they begin cutting.
No, I don't cover mine.
Nope. No need to cover.
Thank you all very much.