Covering Cake Board With Fondant

Decorating By Niki11784 Updated 15 Feb 2011 , 7:00pm by Niki11784

Niki11784 Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 7:06pm
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Hi are there any threads discussing this? When I try to cover my board, the fondant cracks, after it dries- when you pick up the board.

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KSMill Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 7:22pm
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Do you spread a thin film of shortening on the cake board before you cover it with fondant?

lovecakes52 Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 7:35pm
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What I use is a thin layer of piping gel. Hope this helps

KSMill Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 7:41pm
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I use the shortening, but I always make my own MMF and since I switched from regular fondant to MMF, I haven't had any trouble with cracking so I don't know which was the cure the shortening or the MMF

dsilvest Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 8:15pm
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Is your board too flexible? The thin boards will bend when the cake is picked up and the fondant will crack. Either use several layers of thin boards - alternating the grain - or a thicker cake drum.

Niki11784 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 4:24pm
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I used foam core board- doubled. It seemed pretty sturdy to me. I used some buttercream spread in a thin layer. Do you think thats the problem? Can it be that I am rolling the fondant too thin?

Niki11784 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 7:00pm
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Also, how do you do the sides of the board? Do you trim the fondant up to the top of the sides, or you cover the sides with fondant and then ribbon on top?

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