I'm making the red, black and white angry birds for my grandson's birthday. Any ideas on how I can cover the board ? I thought an astro-turf type surface would be cute but not sure about putting food on that. Any suggestions from all you creative people out there?
I'd use royal icing, fondant or modeling chocolate. You can texture it to look like astroturf (which is definitely a cute idea).
Or if you want to use an actual piece of (clean, new) astroturf, just stack a couple of cake boards under the cake, so that you get a base thick enough for the actual cake to sit above the level of the "grass stalks". You could wrap the edges of the carboard with green paper so that whatever shows will blend in with the astroturf.