Cake Board Made Buttercream Have A Cardboard Taste?

Decorating By tsmith004 Updated 21 Oct 2013 , 8:41pm by -K8memphis

tsmith004 Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 3:33pm
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I used Wilton white cake boards wax coating and my cake frosting had a horrible taste after sitting for a few hours... Why? I see everyone use cake boards so what did I do wrong?

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tsmith004 Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 4:08pm
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Am I supposed to wrap cake boards in foil?

-K8memphis Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 4:21pm
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i can't remember ever using those exact ones--but wow that's weird to me---i've heard of wooden dowels imparting a musty flavor right around where they are placed 'cause i mean figure where they've been right?but a cardboard taste? someone smart will chime in soon i'm sure--


but yes for an upscale look you want to decorate your boards--florist foil is often used--i place my cake on another plain cardboard circle when i use florist foil because ff is not food safe--then i place all that on the larger foil covered board--


wilton makes nice food safe foils


tsmith004 Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 6:31pm
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Guess I should try that... thanks for the advice :-)

-K8memphis Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 6:53pm
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you're very welcome

morganchampagne Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 7:06pm
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ASmear a thin coat of bc on the cake board before you put the cake on it.

-K8memphis Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 7:31pm
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yes good idea, mc--


and i thought of something--you're not putting the cake on there while it's still warm are yah? that might be doing that--

matthewkyrankelly Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 8:10pm
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The Wilton cake foil is nice.  Never had a problem.  It is also very forgiving when decorating.  Little smears that you get while smoothing the buttercream wipe away easily.  It also looks nice.

tsmith004 Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 8:37pm
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No cake is completely cooled when placed on the cake board and it didn't affect the cake just the buttercream.

tsmith004 Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 8:38pm
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I am going to buy some this evening and try it. Thanks for the advice :wink:

-K8memphis Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 8:40pm
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oh the icing--not the cake---


 why do you think it was the cake board? the wax should not have let anything like that come through--i mean obviously something icked it up----did it do it twice for you or anything like that?


that's very odd  

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