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Keep my cake from sliding???

post #1 of 22
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Okay, so I used the idea posted here to cover my cake board with scrrapbook paper and then contact paper to make it look nice. Well first I'll say that it looked great thumbs_up.gif But while driving the cake to the location where we were having the party, it was sliding around the board because the contact paper was so slippery. I had some BC on the board that was made to look like water and it was sliding arounf too, so I don't think it would have helped to put some BC under the cake. What do you do to prevent this from happening?
post #2 of 22
It sounds like the contact paper was too slick. I've had success with putting cling wrap over paper on a cake board. Buttercream will stick to it well enough. Last weekend I had a board covered in wrapping paper and cut out a square of the press n seal stuff that was hidden under the cake. A plop of icing kept the 5 layer cake from sliding! Hope that helps.
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post #3 of 22
My sister and I use Wonderslip cloth. It is this porous rubbery material that you can get anywhere. We generally get rolls of it from the dollar store. It is around the placemats.

we just tear off a square and sit it right under the center of the cake, as big as you think you need it. We use generally a 3"x3" square of it. It is cheap and really comes in handy
post #4 of 22
I do the same as the previous poster, use non slip foam. They sell it in the kitchen section at walmart, I buy the stuff labeled crisper liner. It's a two foot by two foot square for .88. I just use a small sqare. Also good to put under the cake base on the floor of the car it doesn't slide around.
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post #5 of 22
I use just a small square of rubber type shelf liner under my cakes. it holds them in place nicely.
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post #6 of 22
I use contact paper on my cake boards all the time and have NEVER had this happen........I don't even put bc under the cake most times ( I get so caught up and exciting with decorating the cake I always forget LOL) and it always sticks to the board just fine. In fact one time I had the cake up on a crisco can to pipe designs on the sides of it and the cake board slid off with the cake on it and I grabbed just the edge of the cake board and pulled it back up and onto the can and the cake didn't budge one bit!!!! Maybe there is some type of oil or something on the contact paper you bought......maybe you could try wiping the board down with vinegar on a paper towel first???
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post #7 of 22
I always put some BC before placing the cake to make sure it doesn't slide.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by DianaMarieMTV

I do the same as the previous poster, use non slip foam. They sell it in the kitchen section at walmart, I buy the stuff labeled crisper liner. It's a two foot by two foot square for .88. I just use a small sqare. Also good to put under the cake base on the floor of the car it doesn't slide around.



Is it pretty easy to get the cake off when you are cutting it? I thought about using it but was worried that everyone would get served a piece of cake with a surprise stuck to the bottom icon_biggrin.gif
post #9 of 22
Is the cake itself on a cake board before you put it on the larger cake board? If so, use royal icing to glue the cake boards together.
post #10 of 22
I always have a cardboard cake circle under my cake, then my non-skid piece, then the fancy board.
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post #11 of 22
I had the same problem this Saturday. I made my cake and had finished the basketweave and tilted my turntable so I could put the roses on. I have the Wilton turntable so I put some slipmat underneath the cakeboard and sure enough, as I was making a rose, I saw the cake sliding off the cakeboard and grabbed it before it could hit the floor, totally destroying the basketweave icon_cry.gif The cakeboard stayed put but the cake itself just slid right off the cakeboard and I had even put some BC down underneath the cake. After a few tapedshut.gif I scraped off the sides and redid the basketweave but boy was I icon_mad.gif .

So here's some sympathy and a bump as I would like to know how everyone keeps this from happening also.
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post #12 of 22
A very generous blob of buttercream on the board which I cover in Fanci-foil works for me.

For extra insurance, from the bottom of the board........punch in (3) large, sharp hat or corsage pins. That'll hold the cake. Pull them out before you cut.
post #13 of 22
It happened to me on my first delivery. twice as a matter of fact to the same person (after i spent all night re-making the dumb thing icon_sad.gif( ) ANyway, I asked my instructor about it and have used the slip mat ever since - works great too!

Also someone on here once suggested gettinga reg tuntablr ans sitting it on a notebook - thats what i use and I love it! If your cake starts to fall, dont move the cake, just lift up the top of the notebook..lol
post #14 of 22

So...is it okay to put the slipmat directly under the cake? I think the problem of the original poster is that even with BC, the cake slids off. I have the same issue at times...i even tried melted chocolate, but when chocolate hardens, it slides off too.

post #15 of 22
I always use contact paper to cover my boards and I apply a generous amount of bc in the middle of my board before I set my cake on it. I have never had a problem with this method. Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time.
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