Covering Cake Boards

Decorating By DiscoRaRa Updated 29 Sep 2010 , 8:29pm by Rosie2

DiscoRaRa Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 8:37pm
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I have a question... I know how to cover cake boards, but would like to use different papers (ie: wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper).
If I use a different type paper, what do I put over the top of it to make it safe for cakes?
I was thinking maybe using clear Saran Wrap on top, but wanted to see what my friends on Cake Central use. Got any ideas?

Thanks!

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Rosie2 Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 9:03pm
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Originally Posted by DiscoRaRa

I have a question... I know how to cover cake boards, but would like to use different papers (ie: wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper).
If I use a different type paper, what do I put over the top of it to make it safe for cakes?
I was thinking maybe using clear Saran Wrap on top, but wanted to see what my friends on Cake Central use. Got any ideas?

Thanks!


I always use cake board foil...never try regular wrapping paper. But maybe someone that has used regular paper will give you some tips. Good luck!

debbief Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 9:21pm
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I've always used saran wrap on my paper wrapped boards as well. I've seen some people on here talk about using clear contact paper. I thought that was a great idea and bought some. Then I read here that it wasn't food safe icon_sad.gif so I haven't tried it.

I've also used those cheap plastic table covers. You know, the kind you buy for birthday parties and stuff?

christephenie Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 9:58pm
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It only matters what the cake board is covered with IF the cake is touching it. I put the cake on a food safe corrigated board that fits the exact size of cake. Than you cover your board with what ever compliments the cake because the cake will not come in contact with the larger board.

Jamielc Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by christephenie

It only matters what the cake board is covered with IF the cake is touching it. I put the cake on a food safe corrigated board that fits the exact size of cake. Than you cover your board with what ever compliments the cake because the cake will not come in contact with the larger board.


Same here. I find a paper (be it scrapbook or wrapping or whatever I can find) to coordinate with my cake. Then my actual cake is on its own board (also makes it easier to do fondant work without worrying about messing up your main board). You could also cover your board in fondant, just let it sit overnight to harden.

dm321 Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 10:50pm
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I like to use matching scrapbooking paper, then cover it with clear contact paper.

I place the actual cake onto a cakeboard that has been cut to the same size/shape as the cake. Then, once the cake is complete, I place the finished cake onto the larger board that was covered with the scrapbook paper & clear contact paper. It works great~!

Hope that helps... thumbs_up.gif
~diem

DiscoRaRa Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 3:57am
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I definately think foil is easier to use, but have always wondered about doing something else. It sounds like Contact paper with an extra cakeboard underneath the cake is the consensus.
I found some different fanci foils on cakesbysam.com
Does anyone know of any other unique foils to use instead of having to deal with the Contact paper?

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions so far! usaribbon.gif

Rosie2 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 8:29pm
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Thank you! I could never find where to order foil on-line! thumbs_up.gif

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