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1. Can I cover a plywood home made cake board with fondant?

2. How much fondant do I need to cover a 16" round cake board?

3. How far ahead can I cover the board before actually putting the cakes on?

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1. Can I cover a plywood home made cake board with fondant?

2. How much fondant do I need to cover a 16" round cake board?

3. How far ahead can I cover the board before actually putting the cakes on?

1. Yes you certainly can.  Just give it a light brish over with sugar glue (recipe below) ... as this will make sure that your fondant adheres to the board without it slipping or sliding when you place the fondant on it.

 

2. Hmmmm, not sure, i never weigh my fondant before using it - i have just gotten used to knowing how much to roll our - sorry. Perhaps start with about 200gns ...*shrug*

 

3. I always cover my boards at least 3 days ahead of needing it. That way i know it is set firm before placing my cake on it. If its not set firm...you can get little air pockets or slight buldging when you place the cake on it - iykwim.  Some cover their boards and then cut out the area where the cake is to sit so as to save on fondant... i don't... I cover the whole board. Think it looks more proffessional when the customer takes the cake off the board. For the ammount of fondant UNDER the cake i would rather leave there.

 

 

Sugar glue recipe...

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup castor sugar

Bring to the boil

Let boil for about 1-2 minutes

Tip into sterilized jar and keep in fridg for up to 3 weeks.

 

** i use sugar glue to attatch all my fondant accents onto all my cakes - its edible - safe and doesn' have that chemicle taste icon_razz.gif

 

 

Hope this all helps

Bluehue

post #3 of 13

I am sure you should be able to do it.  I use MDF board sold at the local hardware store. I cover it with silver gift paper , paste it well down on the board, otherwise once the fondant is laid there will be like "air pockets"  Learnt it the hard way. I dont think you will need more than 750gms. you can roll it out thinly and place it on the board. or roll it  on the board itself . ( I brush the board with glue place the paper on top and see that the whole paper is glued down) HTH

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you guys rock, thanks a lot.

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3. I always cover my boards at least 3 days ahead of needing it. That way i know it is set firm before placing my cake on it. If its not set firm...you can get little air pockets or slight buldging when you place the cake on it - iykwim.  Some cover their boards and then cut out the area where the cake is to sit so as to save on fondant... i don't... I cover the whole board. Think it looks more proffessional when the customer takes the cake off the board. For the ammount of fondant UNDER the cake i would rather leave there.

 

Fab advice from Bluehue :)

 

just a wee (probably obvious) thing to add; when placing cake atop a covered board make sure the cake is on its own thin board (matching its size and so hidden), it'll help you move the nicely decorated cake, but more importantly; placing bare cake on top can make the fondant sandwiched between the board and cake ferment; nasty!

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Fab advice from Bluehue :)

 

just a wee (probably obvious) thing to add; when placing cake atop a covered board make sure the cake is on its own thin board (matching its size and so hidden), it'll help you move the nicely decorated cake, but more importantly; placing bare cake on top can make the fondant sandwiched between the board and cake ferment; nasty!

I didn't think to mention that GG - i just assumed that we all do that anyway...

But then - one should never assume..

Thankyou for mentioning it... thumbs_up.gif

 

Bluehue

post #7 of 13

I have a silly question to ask  about covering boards with fondant.  I've covered boards with fondant before, but always cut it off at the end of the board I'll be placing the cake on (it goes over the side and covers the boards completely, but doesn't go onto the bottom of the cake board).  I usually use a ribbon to cover the fondant that goes over the side to be sure that it looks neat and presentable.  Is that the correct way to do it, or should the fondant be going onto a portion of the bottom of the cake board?  For some reason I just assumed that the fondant should end at the end of the cake boards and not go on the bottom.  Any comments or suggestions?

post #8 of 13

the fondant should end at the end of the cake board/drum and not go under or side of the board, in my opinion. 

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post #9 of 13
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I have a silly question to ask  about covering boards with fondant.  I've covered boards with fondant before, but always cut it off at the end of the board I'll be placing the cake on (it goes over the side and covers the boards completely, but doesn't go onto the bottom of the cake board).  I usually use a ribbon to cover the fondant that goes over the side to be sure that it looks neat and presentable.  Is that the correct way to do it, or should the fondant be going onto a portion of the bottom of the cake board?  For some reason I just assumed that the fondant should end at the end of the cake boards and not go on the bottom.  Any comments or suggestions?

 

Hi Gerle... no, its not a silly question thumbs_up.gif

I take my fondant over the edge of the cake board - then using a piece of accetate, trim the bottom edge neatly.

There is no hard and set rule as to how to do it...i just prefer the edges to be covered - and then add my ribbon

It jusst gives a nicer edge - imo.

 

It takes a ittle more time - but i think it is well worth that extra few minutes.

 

Bluehue

post #10 of 13

We just covered 12-inch Wilton cake boards in the Wilton Course 3 class, and we were told to prepare 1/2 of a 24oz box of Wilton fondant. I think it wasn't quite enough as I had to roll mine VERY thin to cover the board and I can just see my gel underneath the surface of it. I hope this gives you an idea towards determining the amount you might need.

RedInLove

 

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post #11 of 13

And our fondant covered down the side edges of the cake board, and we trimmed it off along the bottom edge. Our instructor says it's the same way we'll trim our covered cakes this coming week in class,along the bottom edge.

RedInLove

 

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Thanks everyone.

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icon_confused.gifYeah, I can see it now. "The cake was beautiful and tasty, but the board wasn't completely covered in fondant underneath my cake! 10 points from Gryffindor!"icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Not poking at fun you, I just find the thought of someone even noticing that to be hilarious.

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