I have made a 2-D helmet cake and want to cover the board in fondant. Im not sure how to do this. Its not like a round cake where I can just roll up the fondant and unroll it around the board. Right now it is covered in cake foil and the foil has marks in it from where I cut off the excess fondant when I covered the cake. Am I just out of luck? What else can I do to make the board look nice?
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Missy, roll out the fondant like you normally would to cover the board, then cover the board in pieces. Overlap each piece, then slice through both pieces to make a neat seam.
The most important thing -- DON'T glue the fondant to the board until you have all your pieces cut. Then, just lift a little and brush a little piping gel underneath. You don't need glue under every inch of the fondant. Once it hardens, it's not going to move.
You also might be able to work in some piped "grass" with the grass tip to camouflage seams or dings in the foil if your design allows.
the foil has marks in it from where I cut off the excess fondant when I covered the cake.
It sounds like you covered your cake while it was on the foil-covered board, if I'm reading this correctly, that's why the foil has marks in it, right? If you cover your cake (on its own custom-shaped corrugated board), and add it to the presentation base board, you'll eliminate damaging the board. Also, if it's colored foil, not all foil is "food safe" so it's important to have the cake on its own board to keep it from touching some decorative coverings such as Contact paper and some foils.