"successful Stacking" & Covering Board With Fo

Decorating By susgene Updated 27 May 2010 , 2:36am by susgene

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susgene Posted 26 May 2010 , 11:04am
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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...

THANKS!!

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dalis4joe Posted 26 May 2010 , 12:21pm
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if u have to use tape... I would suggest putting the fondant all the four sides rather than the whole cake drum

hth

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tiggy2 Posted 26 May 2010 , 4:02pm
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Use BC instead of tape

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susgene Posted 26 May 2010 , 4:43pm
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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.

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sugarshack Posted 26 May 2010 , 8:59pm
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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:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1119613

HTH

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. icon_smile.gif

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mamawrobin Posted 26 May 2010 , 11:13pm
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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 icon_eek.gif . If she says use tape, I'd use tape. icon_wink.gif

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. thumbs_up.gif

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susgene Posted 27 May 2010 , 2:36am
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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 icon_wink.gif

Mamawrobin - You're exactly right!

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