I am looking for something that I can cover cardboard because I am making my own cake boards and I have heard that contact paper is a no no. So what about parchment paper glued on the board its self?
I cover mine in foil.
Here are a few links where this was discussed. More than parchment paper, I've heard that people use freezer paper. I haven't done it, but I've heard people say that a lot. I'm sure you can get a few ideas from these posts.
I think parchment paper will absorb grease. If you use freezer paper, shiny side out, that is a cheap and easy covering. I also like to use wrapping paper, and then a layer of clear contact paper. Yes, it's true contact paper shouldn't touch the cake, but I set the cake on its own cake board on top of the contact paper.
Awesome tips thank you so much for sharing with me
You can purchase rolls of food grade embossed foil, in a variety of colors. They're very attractive and can also be used for covering boards to use for dessert and cookie trays.
I use to use parchment paper all the time it worked great but I had trouble with tape sticking to it but what I do now is use plastic tablecloth I buy them on sale (sometimes .99) and I like to use different colors (goes with cake theme) and its plastic if I accidently get frosting on it I wipe it with a damp cloth I always have them on hand .