Putting A Frosted Cake On A Decorated Cake Board

Decorating By adrienneiii Updated 18 May 2013 , 6:45am by wangll

adrienneiii Posted 17 May 2013 , 2:45pm
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Hello there! So with some support from all of you, I now have a dome-shaped green cake for frosting as a cratered moon:

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/758435/an-urgent-challenge-for-you-cake-experts

 

(Where I come from, the moon is made of green cheese. Is this a worldwide thing, or just the British Isles?)

 

On to the frosting process, and I am dreading this. The frosting in the recipe is a thick, white, peaky frosting (sugar, egg whites and water beat until thick and peaky over bain marie). But the cake goes on a board that is covered with black sugar paste with coloured stars.

 

How on EARTH do I get a frosted cake onto the board without ruining the  black decoration??

 

Alternatively, how do I frost the cake on the board without ruining the black decoration??

 

I guess there's no easy answer, but I'd appreciate recommendations on the best method...

 

Thanks!

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adrienneiii Posted 17 May 2013 , 2:46pm
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Btw, I'm a novice and I don't have any sophisticated equipment!

AnnieCahill Posted 17 May 2013 , 3:17pm
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Well, the easiest thing to do would be to decorate it on the board.  Put wax strips under the board of the moon and then when the icing sets up then just pull them out from under the board.  Watch about 40 seconds into this video and you will see what I mean.

 

http://www.howcast.com/videos/218325-How-to-Frost-a-Cake

adrienneiii Posted 17 May 2013 , 4:59pm
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Thanks, Annie! I'll try it that way. (I have to admit how I thought it was a bit funny on the video that the frosting still smeared on the platter - if they can't do it...... well, all I can do is try. I forsee a grey mess!)

AnnieCahill Posted 17 May 2013 , 5:51pm
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Just be careful when you pull it out, and use a spatula to kind of tuck the icing and hold it in place as you pull the strip.

mcaulir Posted 18 May 2013 , 1:12am
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That was what I was going to suggest as well - plus use some vodka or other clear alcohol on a paintbrush or kitchen paper to clean up any smears.

maybenot Posted 18 May 2013 , 4:23am
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I'd decorate it on it's own board the same size as the cake and then just place it on the decorated board.  It's the only way I do any cake.

wangll Posted 18 May 2013 , 6:45am
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