Is it safe to use contact paper? Is there any particular brand you need. Thanks
You always need a barrier (cake board, saran, parchment, wax paper)between the cake and any type of contact paper because no contact paper, even the clear, is food safe.
The colored papers have lead in them and the clear paper has phthalates (a softening chemical that can leach into food).
This info is directly from Kitterich, a maker of contact papers.
Thank you!! If I cover it in saran wrap, wont it tear and get in the cake when you cut the cake??
Not if you put the cake on it's own cake board the same size as the layer/tier.
I always have a cakeboard between the cake and the cakeboard that's covered with contact paper. Lately I've been using freezer paper with the shiny side up. It's pretty and that stuff is durable. And of course food safe.