AI bought a wood cake board at a cake store, and I made the mistake of covering it in fondant without using anything to protect the board. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting the fondant off the board without damaging it (I would like to reuse it)? I've been using wet paper towels to try to dissolve the fondant, but I'm having trouble getting it all off, and it doesn't seem like I should submerse the board in water. In the past, I've only decorated foam core or cardboard cake boards with fondant and then thrown them away, so I didn't think this through.
I would let the fondant dry, then scrape if off with a nylon scraper, similar to this
Then wash the board with warm water using minimal soap. Water will not hurt the board. You can find instructions for cleaning a wood cutting board here:
AThank you for the suggestions. I use water on my wood cutting boards, but the cake board feels more like particle board, so I was afraid I might damage it if I put it in water.
Possibly try pouring boiling water over any fondant that is left after scraping, whilst scraping at the same time. Might help dissolve any leftover fondant without the water soaking in too much.
Depending on the size of the board could you put it in your microwave to soften the fondant enough to easily scrape off with a metal spatula/butter knife so as to not damage the wood.
ADo you think a mini steamer would work? One of those $20.00 ones to lightly steam the fondant to soften it.
AWhat about using a still toothbrush after its dried?
AThanks for all of the suggestions. They gave me lots of ideas. I steamed the board over a pot of boiling water to soften the remaining bits and then used a sponge with a tiny bit of soap to get rid of the stickiness. I used a damp towel to get rid of the soap, let the board dry, and it was like new again. I will be more careful next time. :-)
AI use a damp cloth over top of board to soften, then with a palette knife, slowly and carefully slide under and lift fondant. I've done this a few times successfully