Ok - First time using Sharon's "Successful Stacking" method... love the DVD...
I'm using a square piece of plywood board for the base. When/How would I cover the board with fondant? I'm assuming I wouldn't cover the board and then attach the tape to the dried fondant? Right?
Or do I make the cake and then put the fondant on the four sides of the board?
This sounds like a silly question... just couldn't seem to figure it out...
if u have to use tape... I would suggest putting the fondant all the four sides rather than the whole cake drum
Use BC instead of tape
Thanks for your replies.
Guess I don't need to use tape... I was just trying to do exactly what Sharon does in her DVD to make sure this wedding cake arrives at the site in perfect condition.
I always put the fondant on my boards after the cake is done because if I do it before hand I always mess it up decorating the cake. So I would tape the base cake down, ice, deco then do the board last .... 4 pieces of fondant and miter the corner seams like here:
and no offense to anyone else's methods, because my motto is do what works for you... but I would not trust BC only to hold a tiered cake in place on the base board. That is why I use duck tape .
my humble 2 cents.
I also agree that one shoud do "what works for them" BUT susgene, I would do what Sharon suggest. After all, reputation speaks volumes. She made the DVD for goodness sake . If she says use tape, I'd use tape.
When you're getting advise "straight from the horses mouth" you should heed THAT advise.
If I'm ever confused on conflicting opinions I check the photos of the one giving the advise to see if they have experience with the issue I'm needing advise on. Apparently Sharon has covered a board with fondant and also has made several large cakes. I just looked at her photos and I guarantee that she knows what she's talking about.
Thanks Sharon! I was hoping you'd show up!
That's what I thought I'd need to do... just wasn't sure. I'm tired of learning lessons the hard way
Mamawrobin - You're exactly right!