Cake Boards

Decorating By sebrina Updated 6 Apr 2011 , 9:16pm by CWR41

sebrina Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 4:47am
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When you are making a tiered cake, do you always wrap the cake boards between the layers? I have been covering them but I was watching one of those crazy cake shows the other day & noticed they had their's on an unwrapped board. Am I just wasting time wrapping each one? icon_confused.gif TIA!

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CupQuequito Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 4:52am
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I don't wrap mine. I haven't been told to, either. :p lol

CWR41 Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 5:08am
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Originally Posted by sebrina

Am I just wasting time wrapping each one? icon_confused.gif TIA!




I think so. Corrugated cake boards are made for this purpose... there really isn't a need to cover them.

KarisCakes Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 5:09am
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I don't wrap mine either. Never thought I had to. Now, I'll worry about it! haha!

CupQuequito Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 5:10am
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LOL

sacakesandbakes Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 5:32am
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I too never have covered purchased cake boards. If I cut my own from a cardboard box for the bottom layer I definately cover them with cake foil. However, I didnt know that the floral foil the cake supply store sells is not food safe. I think I read that some where it should be covered with clear contact paper. Lately, I've just been covering the bottom board in fondant/gumpaste and puting a ribbon around the edge. Looks a lot better than a foil covered board.

chocolatestone Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 6:31am
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What about the foam core boards. Do they need to be covered?

CWR41 Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 8:17am
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If you are covering base boards with colored foil that isn't food safe, it's okay as long as the cake is on its own board and doesn't have prolonged direct contact with foil that you aren't certain if it's food grade or not.

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Originally Posted by sacakesandbakes

I think I read that some where it should be covered with clear contact paper.




Not food safe. Better to use something made for food, like cling wrap.

sebrina Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 12:59pm
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Thanks everyone! icon_biggrin.gif I will stop wasting the time it takes to wrap each one. I don't know why I assumed they had to be wrapped. OCD I guess!

yummy Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 6:41pm
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I don't like the look of a board (under the cake) once icing or cake hits it.

sebrina Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by yummy

I don't like the look of a board (under the cake) once icing or cake hits it.




What do you use?

slsharratt Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 8:17pm
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what do you do to keep the bottom layer of icing from sticking to the board that holds up the top layer?

cakedout Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 8:20pm
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Foamcore doesn't really need to be covered either, but depending on the cake flavor I will cover it with clear contact paper.

TinkerCakes Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 8:51pm
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I'm glad I came across this, I've been wrapping mine. I heard that even the cake boards can get "soft" from the moisture and they should be covered...guess I heard wrong.icon_smile.gif

CWR41 Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 9:13pm
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Originally Posted by slsharratt

what do you do to keep the bottom layer of icing from sticking to the board that holds up the top layer?




If you mean the icing on the top of the lower tier from sticking to the board which is under the top tier...
use a circle of waxed paper, parchment paper, or sprinkle powdered sugar.

CWR41 Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 9:16pm
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Originally Posted by cakedout

I will cover it with clear contact paper.




Not food safe. Be sure your cake is on its own board, and doesn't have prolonged direct contact with Contact Paper.

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