Wrapping Paper To Cover Cake Board

Decorating By CakesHeaven Updated 29 May 2010 , 7:42pm by mamawrobin

CakesHeaven Posted 29 May 2010 , 6:13am
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Can you use gift wrap to cover your cake boards? Is it safe? I have always just used tin foil or fondant but would like to have another option. Is there a certain type anyone uses.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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tesso Posted 29 May 2010 , 6:19am
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I use it all the time. My cakes are on cake boards so I dont have to worry about the paper getting that greasy discolored look. Just make sure to test a spot first for fading, greasy run, and whiting out.

shanney54 Posted 29 May 2010 , 6:58am
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I used wrapping paper to cover my bf's cake board last week. I just covered it w/ food grade cellophane from Hobby Lobby.

nwnest Posted 29 May 2010 , 7:13am
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Great tips. Just remember that you can't have wrapping paper in direct contact with food. You aren't even supposed to burn wrapping paper in your fireplace because of the possibility that it contains lead that burning would release in the smoke.

noahsmummy Posted 29 May 2010 , 8:00am
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i use it all the time; i just cover is cellophane after.

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:17pm
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I use wrapping paper quite often and cover with clear contact paper.

DianeLM Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:20pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I use wrapping paper quite often and cover with clear contact paper.



Ditto for me. icon_smile.gif

juleebug Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I use wrapping paper quite often and cover with clear contact paper.


Ditto for me. icon_smile.gif




Same here.

Bonnell Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:53pm
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I have recently started buying paper in the scrapbooking aisle. There are so many designs from which to choose and the price at Hobby Lobby is pennies a sheet. I then cover with clear contact paper.

CakesHeaven Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:02pm
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Thank you everyone for your replies. It puts my mind at ease, I don't want to be making people sick. Now off to shop icon_smile.gif
Thank you again, I can always count on the great CC'ers here

shstover Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:45pm
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I have used wrapping paper on my cake boards... I just cover it with clear contact paper to ensure the board and paper don't get soggy and weak.

CWR41 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:41pm
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At least three people have contacted the manufacturer of Contact Paper, and where told that it is not food safe. Read the thread:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=670650&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

and many have been told by their local HD that they aren't allowed to use it. (decide for yourself if you can use it anyway if using a cake circle if your borders are exposed to prolonged contact with the material after reading the link.)

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 7:17pm
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I use cardbord circles between the cake and the paper just like many professionals do.


However, my favorite and most "used" method is freezer paper (shinny side up). It's pretty, very durable and FOOD SAFE thumbs_up.gif . It's also inexpensive.

Ribbon isn't "food safe" either. Only fondant ribbon is truly "food safe" yet that doesn't stop anyone from using it. Putting wax paper on the back of the ribbon acts as a barrier between the cake and the ribbon but in the same principal as the cakeboard between the cake and the contact paper.

DeeDelightful Posted 29 May 2010 , 7:38pm
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I use the plastic tablecloths from the dollar store. $1 and they cover lots of boards.

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 7:42pm
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Originally Posted by DeeDelightful

I use the plastic tablecloths from the dollar store. $1 and they cover lots of boards.




Hi DeeDelightful from Arkansas! I used a black one on my Mario cake last week. thumbs_up.gif

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