Just came up with this and wanted to share - here's a way you can give a standard cake board a makeover and have it match your cake.
Add a bit of water to your already-mixed SugarVeil to make it a painting consistency, and color it to match your cake. Use narrow tape to mask off areas and cut with an Exacto knife. Paint over everything on the board (including the side edges) with SugarVeil, then remove the tape. Here are the results:
A lot of work but I really like this idea! Food safe and very decorative!
Excellent idea! I love the gold with the blue too.
Wow! That looks amazing!!
That looks great! Thanks for taking the time and effort to share it with us!!!
That's a great idea! I have some premixed Sugarveil in my refrigerator. It's been there for at least 3 weeks. I don't think it will work well for lacy piping any more, but do you suppose it would be suitable for covering the board?
What is SugarVeil? Do you make it or buy it? Sorry to be so dumb but I've never heard of it.
Check out their website.
It is a mixture that you mix up from powder I believe. You can use it to pipe thing like lace patterns and it stays soft so it will bend and drape over your cake. You can also use it to make bows that look like fabric.
I think I may have to put this on my ICES wish list this year.
Thanks for all the nice comments. Diane, your pre-mixed SugarVeil should be fine for covering the cake board.
Nanny, SugarVeil is a dry powder that you mix with boiling water to produce a fluffy mass that you can use to spread into a paper-thin sheet to make bows, drape like fabric or cut with paper punches. You can also spread it across silicone mats to easily make absolutely perfect, edible lace: http://www.sugarveil.com/mat/index.htm
And Texas, I'll be demoing in the Icing Images booth at ICES, so be sure and stop by to say hi and see the new products I'm bringing there.
Very clever great idea!
Great idea..it looks so pretty
I had never seen sugarveil before, it looks so fun to work with and so versatile. I do a lot of gluten free cakes, Is it gluten free?
Do you have to do anything different or extra when attaching the cake to the sugarveil-covered board?
Can't wait to see u guys at ICES!
Leaf, SugarVeil is absolutely gluten free. And it tastes good because it contains only top-shelf quality fresh ingredients with no corn syrup, additives or preservatives. SugarVeil also contains no dairy, and is certified OU Kosher Paerve.
And Poohsmama, you handle and use the finished cake board just as you would any other cake board.
If you happen to change your mind about the design or would like a different color, the process is completely reversible - you just rinse the entire foil-covered board with water to remove the SugarVeil.
Would it be cheaper to use than fondant for covering cake boards?
Thanks Emily, I can't wait to try it!
That is so creative! Love it!
So I can slap a little buttercream on top of the sugarveil and lay a cake board on top and the sugarveil won't get soft or disintegrate?
Wow sugarveil looks amazing!!!!
Could this be used with the cricut?
Motta, a 1 lb. pouch of SugarVeil will make about 21 square feet of "fabric". And you dilute the SugarVeil mixture when you paint the board with it (by the way, I've also used a SugarVeil-painted hat brim for a cake "board" - see photo below, and instructions are here: http://www.sugarveil.com/information/pdf/acdm.pdf). The square board for the cake above was painted with about $0.42 cents of SugarVeil, if you have the 1 lb. size. If you have the 5 lb. SugarVeil, the cost is less - about $0.34.
Poohsmama, SugarVeil doesn't disintegrate next to buttercream - it stays nice and soft. For example, some people ice smoothly a buttercream cake, and then put sheets of SugarVeil stenciled with another color of SugarVeil on top of the buttercream. This way they can stencil designs "off the cake". Likewise, if you cover a buttercream cake with SugarVeil lace (like the above cake photo) , the lace will stay nice and soft for cutting.
Jayne, SugarVeil can be cut with scissors, decorative paper punches, or used with any electronic cutter - here are the instructions plus photos: http://ow.ly/d/3XS
Michele at SugarVeil
Thanks for sharing all these great ideas. Beautiful cakes too!!!
Michele hester, I am so looking forward to seeing your demo at ICES & buying some of this wonderful powder. See you there.
Michele, thank you for the detailed reply. I am so impressed! I will absolutely try it.