What Is This Cakeboard Covered With?

Decorating By K1976 Updated 2 Nov 2011 , 8:24pm by pippilotta

K1976 Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 2:31pm
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What is this cakeboard covered with? Folded Fabric?


Is there a book to learn how to make these beautiful fluffy bows?

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kickasscakes Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 2:44pm
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Looks like fondant, to me, textured with a textured rolling pin.
The flowers look stencilled to me. Thick icing for dimension... My guess icon_smile.gif

jgifford Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 2:54pm
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It's slightly gathered fabric - - attached underneath the cake.

tiggy2 Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 2:56pm
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sugarshack has a DVD "Boxes and Bows" that is step by step bow making www.sugaredproductions.com

cakeyouverymuch Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 3:19pm
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The board may be covered in something like this:


From what I understand of her blog post the flower design is made with a silicone mold that she made (or had made), the beads it seems are handmade and she points out that they are not all of the same size, the bow is gumpaste.


Apparently this cake won a bronze at this cake competition:


mariacakestoo Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 4:19pm
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That board is most likely fondant, with indentions made with a frill stick. Real easy. Looks like this when it's on a cake: http://www.weddingbells.ca/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/wbapr11_caketress.jpg

Relznik Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 5:00pm
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I also think the board is fondant with a textured pin.

I'd say the flowers were a lace mould, possibly over piped.

solascakes Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by mariacakestoo

That board is most likely fondant, with indentions made with a frill stick. Real easy. Looks like this when it's on a cake: http://www.weddingbells.ca/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/wbapr11_caketress.jpg

Yes that's how i'll do it.

cakefairy03 Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 6:11pm
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I'm going to disagree with everyone and say it's WHITE CHOCOLATE!

If you look at these two cakes from CC member Denise, they look almost identical to your picture...

I had asked her a couple years ago how she made her boards, and this was her response...
"The cake board was covered in white chocolate - painted on with a Rubbermaid 2" paintbrush and when dry was painted with luster dust and Everclear. It makes a beautiful board and is pretty quick and easy."

Hope that helps! Plus it sounds a lot easier than the fondant!

mariacakestoo Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 6:13pm
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That sounds easier than fondant? Rolling out a round of fondant, and dragging a stick across it? Huh.

BlakesCakes Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 12:53am
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I've done it with fondant. Very quick & easy.

Roll out the size needed, a bit thicker than normal, apply to board, frill/emboss, cut off the excess using a palette knife. Dust, airbrush, whatever. Done.


pippilotta Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 6:31am
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Wow, that's my cake icon_smile.gif

Yes, the board is covered with fondant.
Some times ago I made a tutorial for this...

On the right side of the blog under the peony picture is a translator icon_biggrin.gif

I made the bow freehand out of gumpaste without a book ...

Apti Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 7:02am
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pippilotta--Thank you for the tutorial. I was not able to find the translator, but your pictures gave all the information.

Although I could not understand German, I believe the tool is the Random Veining Tool by Holly Products.


You can purchase in the USA at:

pippilotta Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 7:19am
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Under the peony pic are many little flags. Please click on the english flag icon_smile.gif

Apti Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 2:27pm
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pippilotta~~Found it! (Beautiful peonies by the way.)
Ich danke Ihnen

pippilotta Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 8:24pm
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Gern geschehen! icon_biggrin.gif
You're welcome Apti !

The peony pic is linked with a tutorial for those flowers - please use the translator also icon_wink.gif

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