Cover Cake Board With Fondant

Decorating By jeartist Updated 23 Oct 2011 , 11:15pm by jeartist

jeartist Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 1:32pm
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I have used thinned RI before but love the look of fondant. I tried last night using piping gel on the board to attach. Didn't like the look at all. Maybe my fondant should have been thicker. How do you do it?

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sugarlover Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 1:47pm
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I use water for the boards and lay the fondant on top. And then let it dry.

dsilvest Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 2:10pm
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I use water or shortening to attach my fondant to the board. Let it dry several days to a week so that it is not damaged when the cake is added on top.

jeartist Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:10pm
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Thanks for your help!

ddaigle Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:23pm
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I hate to waste an enter piece of fondant for just the board rim, so after my cake is iced and before I put on the bottom border, I run a piece of fondant through my pasta machine and cut it the needed width. I sprinkle generously with PS and roll up. I spread a thin coat of butter cream on the board and roll the fondant strip out slowly going around the board. Trim excess, put on bottom border then glue on a ribbon wrap.

lorieleann Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:55pm
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I do what Debbie does: just add the fondant after the cake to not waste fondant under the cake.

mcaulir Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 10:11pm
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I find it hard to do that method, plus, I often need the height of the cake without more fondant around it, so I just wet the outside of the board, lay a full piece of fondant over it, then cut out the middle.

jeartist Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 11:15pm
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I continue to be amazed at the generosity of the cakers on this site and how willing all are to share and to help. Thank you so much!

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