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post #1 of 30
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I just wanted to see what others covered their cakeboards with? I use foil, which is good sometimes and sometimes stick out? I have seen colored stuff, but didn't know where to purchase it? Someone had mentioned the use of wrapping papers, are the safe to put food on? Any ideas or suggestions would help me out icon_smile.gif Thank so much!
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post #2 of 30
i use wrapping papers and if your worried about them and food coming into contact, you can cover the wrapping paper with clear book cover stuff, in australia its called 'contact' that way your paper will stay nice and you can sanitise the contact after its applied... hope this is helpful
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post #3 of 30
The fancifoil is rather pricey, which can be purchased at cake decorating supply stores, hobby lobby, michaels - in the Cake Dec area.

I prefer to use wrapping paper or scrapbook paper...then cover with clear contact paper (which can be purchased at walmart, etc.). I read a post several days ago where someone found matte finished contact paper but all I can find is shiny. My let it snow cake and baby belly cake are both on wrapping paper w/contact paper covering if you wanted to see the difference.
post #4 of 30
I use the disposable, vinyl table cloths. They are huge, so you can cover tons of boards, for a very low cost. I buy every color to have on hand when I need it. They are only $1.99 at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, etc. You can even get them at the $1 stores!
Just cut to size and tape securely on back of board.
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post #5 of 30
I only cover the cakes for my kids & cakes that will be eaten at home with tinfoil. Otherwise I think it is ugly. A cake should look professional from top to bottom. I think tinfoil takes away from the beauty of the cake. Cakes covered other ways are very pretty but tinfoil to me is ugly. Wrapping paper, contact paper, plastic table cloths, material, lots of other ways that are very pretty~ That's just IMO~ icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 30
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wowowowow super glad I asked this... I have tons of wrapping paper scraps and was worried so I didn't use it. I did one board at christmas in gold, but it was for my family, so I didn't worry too much icon_smile.gif But I have an entire roll of it now, and would love to do it on my V-day boards.. The contact paper is a great idea...

do i just wrap my board in wrapping paper and then rewrap with contact paper? I have never used contact paper before, does it adhere on its own or something, have to tape it ? You guys are great.... I am working on some v-day cakes for a customer to use as samples at work and want to be able to have them look nice and not foil!
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post #7 of 30
I found the matte finish clear contact paper at my grocery store, of all places. Home depot had it, but it was a giant roll and more than i needed at the time. it was a test run, and I only wanted a small roll. It sticks like you wouldn't believe, so you need to be careful. Do it slowly if you're going over paper. I never even thought of doing the wrapping paper thing, such a simple idea. I will definitely start going to the dollar store regularly for wrapping papers! Thanks for the tip.
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post #8 of 30
I usually cover the board w/wrapping paper & secure w/tape. Then cut the contact paper 'larger'. I peel the backing off only one end and stick it to my counter (about an inch) then slowly pull the backing down until I have enough room to stick my board to it. OK, this sounds extreme but I had the hardest time with air bubbles/creases until I did that....and it usually works well. Everyone does it differently I'm sure..it's been rolled so tight, it take practice to stop it from rolling up sometimes. Good luck!
post #9 of 30
I like the idea of different wrapping papers covered with contact paper..... but would it not get pricy if you don't get the board back; and to have a board worth getting back, I am sure it is not just cardboard........what do you use?

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post #10 of 30
I also like to use Reynolds Freezer Paper. It is white...shiny on one side, matte on the other. Someone on CC suggested it. It looks nice, and isn't too expensive, especially when I have coupons. The stinky thing is that they don't have it at my Target or Wal-Mart...I can only get it at the grocery store (near the foil, Saran Wrap, etc.).
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post #11 of 30
For my sheet cakes, I usually use 2 cardboard boards...about .69 each at my local CD store. I also use copy paper box tops with the sides trimmed off. Those are free from the print room at work icon_smile.gif. The wrapping paper I always get after Christmas or from the dollar tree...so I'm probably spending about .25 per board. The contact paper is cheaper per foot if you buy the larger roll. I think mine was about $4 for the standard roll from Walmart, but I don't have the pkg to see how much per sq foot. Also, the scrapbook paper was 10/$1...a few weeks before Christmas. I just look for sales & buy it, even though I may not need it at the time. I always use it later. I have so much wrapping paper it's stored in rubbermaid containers under my bed!
post #12 of 30
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Well I DO use cardboard for my boards, that is why I want them covered.. I have thought of wood but was always afraid that they would'nt come back after I invested in them. I do buy cardboard boards, but if there is a chance that a decent strong box comes in my house, I don't hesitate to cut it down and cover it.... I also order my rounds off of instawares and now have more than I can deal with. I am with others, dollar tree paper is great, plus you always have leftovers you buy for kids gifts, at least I do... I am sooooo not a gift bag person, so I have all kinds and colors...
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post #13 of 30
Someone above mentioned the vinyl tablecloths. I purchased a few before Christmas with the intention of using them...Also found more after Christmas at Dollar General (red, green, holly). Got them for .50 each!!!!! I'm a sucker for a sale. Of course, I had to leave them in my car until my husband was at work icon_redface.gif . I'm looking for a large armoir (or something that be used for storage but still look pretty)....

If anyone else has any more ideas I'd love to hear them!
post #14 of 30
I also use wrapping paper covered in contact paper. It's not difficult and it goes a REALLY long way. I buy the plain colored paper at Party City and it's REALLY cheap and I use it for gifts as well, so it all gets used. I'm on the same roll of contact paper after a BUNCH of cakes, so that goes pretty far, too.
post #15 of 30
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Originally Posted by SouthernSuziesSweets

I do buy cardboard boards, but if there is a chance that a decent strong box comes in my house, I don't hesitate to cut it down and cover it..



If you do a lot of cupcakes, etc, maybe you can check with your local library, ups store or somewhere that prints mailers, etc. Usually, the boxes are recycled...surely they would let you have them just for taking them off their hands. The paper box tops are great for cupcakes..just cover with some press and seal saran wrap.
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