GooberCakes Posted 9 Jun 2012 , 10:44am
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Hi, I love covering my cake boards in fondant to match the cake, but i find that it becomes cracked and doesnt look very nice around the edges, i thought about using pretty papers but then figured it would be greasy..... any ideas/ suggestions?
Thanks!

Christine

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bashini Posted 9 Jun 2012 , 10:59am
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Hi Christine, after I cover the board in fondant, I run my fingures around the edge, making the paste smooth and curvey. So it won't be sharp... Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif

poohsmomma Posted 9 Jun 2012 , 11:46am
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If you don't want to use fondant, try wrapping paper or fabric. I cover the board with that then contact paper. I make sure the cake is on a separate cake board that I place on top of the contact paper so the cake is not in direct contact. You can do lots of neat things with paper and fabric:

fabric:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/4909013878/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/4348876954/in/photostream

wrapping paper:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/3913264640/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hjscakes/5859610979/in/photostream

Hope this helps.

scp1127 Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 8:25am
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Same as Poohsmama, but I use food safe cellophane on top. The possibilities are endless.

Bluehue Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 10:12am
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I cover all my boards - so as the fondant covers the edge - then the next day i add my ribbon - for me it just finishes the board...

To add the ribbon - dip the entire length of ribbon in a bowl of sugar glue -

Holding ribbon up high over your sink - run your thumb and finger down the length of ribbon to remove excess sugar glue-

Then apply to edge of fondant covered board

Voila ................ your board is now dressed for you cake.

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mcaulir Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 10:36am
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I couldn't quite tell from the photos, but do you put a ribbon around the edge of your board? That covers any bits and pieces of fondant. I use double sided tape to hold it in place.

Bluehue Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 10:46am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir

I couldn't quite tell from the photos, but do you put a ribbon around the edge of your board? That covers any bits and pieces of fondant. I use double sided tape to hold it in place.




Yes - i cover the entire board and take the fondant down over the edge - trim off excess with a piece of accetate film - then when dry and firm thats when i put the ribbon on...
Have a peek at this link - as the darker ribbon stands out more against the lime ribbon....so you should be able to see what i mean - hopefully lollll

http://manywhitebowls.blogspot.com.au/search/label/LIME%20GREEN%20AND%20PINK%20BIRTHDAY%20CAKE.


Bluehue

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