I have the same problem as you! THese seams drive me batty. I would love if they made super wide sheets of contact paper so that it would cover even my largest board..as it is now i need two peices to cover it. I generally get my husband to take one end and i the other and then we gently lay it over the board. The only problem is when DH is at work and then i'm all alone making this task very challenging. I generally make the seam right down the middle of the board that way it is mostly covered by a cake.[/quote]
I haven't tried this but you can bet our bippy I will!! In the mean time, I would solve the problem by placing the contact paper sticky side UP
onto the work surface and lay the board (up side down of course) on top if that . The cotact paper will already be flat and the board should lay nicely on it. I would also cut any place that you intend to fold over right up to the board itself (as someone else suggested) so that you don't get any creases when you fold it around.
On a similar note...can any one tell me what the proper procedure is for covering a board with fondant?[/quote]
I do agree that this is a two person job, but like you say, when DH is at work, what are you to do? My 17 month old just can't seem to hold it straight.
The theory of laying it flat w/ the sticky side up makes sense, but it doesn't lay flat....it likes to curl up into a fetal position and doesn't want to uncurl very easily. Oh well, I'll keep working at it.