How To Cover Cake Board In Butter Cream

Decorating By pag41989 Updated 23 Sep 2010 , 12:59am by AnotherCreation

pag41989 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 10:40pm
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Is there any secret to this or do I just slather it on the board after I add the cake? Thanks!

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aej6 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:02pm
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That sounds rather unpleasant. Would you consider covering it in fondant...or paper?

imagenthatnj Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:27pm
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I've seen them covered in everything BUT buttercream. Fondant, paper under vinyl, etc. Even in royal icing in my Australian books. Never saw them covered in buttercream.

pag41989 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:38pm
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she specifically requested no fondant at all. I want to cover it in paper however the board needs to be black and I can not find black paper anywhere. I have been searching for almost 3 days for black paper.

AnotherCreation Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:42pm
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Surely she meant fondant ON the cake that would be eaten. No one would be eating the fondant on the board. maybe you could ask her and let her know that it will add to the design without changing the taste of the cake. You could also use modeling chocolate.

pag41989 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:47pm
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I have to cover the board in the next 30 minutes or so. The cake is due tomorrow at 530 and I work until 5. Where would I find black fondant?

imagenthatnj Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:52pm
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Cake supply stores. Hope you can find it, though. You're kind of out of time.

There is black contact paper that you could search for. Looks like this.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ZZU8GQ/?tag=cakecentral-20

Also, places that sell photography supplies have bakground sheets for your photos in black.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000A4EZQ/?tag=cakecentral-20

You could also check out art supply stores. They have black paper for sure. I don't know where you're located, but those are the places where you would find large black paper sheets.

Hope that helps.

imagenthatnj Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:57pm
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Make sure, if you use paper, that your cake is on a separate cake board (same size as the cake) so that your cake doesn't touch the paper, vinyl, etc.

mrswendel Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:15am
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You could always paint the board (depending on what kind of board you use). Use non-toxic paint (like kid's art paint) and cover it in clear contact paper.

tokazodo Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:29am
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Black Scrap booking paper? Covered with plastic wrap? Just a thought, not necessarily a good one....


Or a black plastic table cloth from the dollar store? Cut up the table cloth and tape it to the cake board?

fruitsnack Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:31am
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I just found black wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby. Do you have one of those close by?

pag41989 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:39am
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I just went to Michael's to buy a tub of black fondant and of course they were out . icon_confused.gif I frantically looked around the store and found some black cardstock large enough to cover the board. It may not be perfect but it is better than buttercream right?

CWR41 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:48am
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Originally Posted by pag41989

It may not be perfect but it is better than buttercream right?




Right! Just be sure to cover it with clear contact paper or it will get grease stained. (Next time, you can pick up black foil at your local suppy store or from the florist.)

AnotherCreation Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:48am
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MUCH better icon_biggrin.gif

pag41989 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:57am
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Originally Posted by CWR41

Quote:
Originally Posted by pag41989

It may not be perfect but it is better than buttercream right?



Right! Just be sure to cover it with clear contact paper or it will get grease stained. (Next time, you can pick up black foil at your local suppy store or from the florist.)




Is this the same thing as cling wrap? Please tell me so because if I have to make another run to the store I am going to scream. icon_mad.gif I have already made 4 trips to the store because of items I have forgot. I am usually organized and ready to go when I start my cakes. I don't know why I am all over the place with this one. icon_cry.gif

AnotherCreation Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:59am
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It's not the same thing but the cling wrap will work in a pinch.

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