I've never actually had time to work ahead on a cake that was on a covered board, so I am wondering how far ahead you usually cover your boards?
Hi Kathik, I usually cover all my boards with fondant at least 2 days before I place my cake onto it. The board needs at least a day to set hard so it doesn't indent when you put the cake on.
Day 1 = make cake, cover board, make ganache and decorations.
Day 2 = fill and ganache cake.
Day 3 = cover cake with fondant, place on board, add decorations.
I hope this was the sort of help you were after?
Thank you harper. Yes, that was the type of answer I wanted. Can I cover the board even earlier? Would it be a problem to cover it a week ahead?
Absolutely no problem to cover it a week ahead. You can do them way in advance, just make sure they are covered loosely so they don't get dusty!
If you're using a colored fondant make sure to keep it away from light. The fondant will fade if it's exposed to light.