Can anyone tell me how to cover a cake board in fondant? I don't understand how it sticks. I also need to cover the sides since they will show (i am using it for the lid of a cake) but I can't figure out how to do that either. It is just a 12 inch cake board. Someone suggested that I cover it in Royal Icing instead-would this be a better idea and if so, how do I do that????????
Hi, first you need to brush some piping gel, water or clear alcohol on the board. Then rollout the fondant and cover the board. Here is a tutorial for you to see. But I haven't covered around the board with fondant though!
There are several things you can use to attach the fondant to the cake board - water, piping gel or glucose. I used both piping gel and glucose.
Just put the piping gel or glucose on the board and try to spread a thin, even sheet. if you don't, your bumps with show on the fondant. Then, just roll your fondant out large enought to cover both the top and side of your board and cover just like you would cover a cake. I find it much easier to cover than a cake, actually.
Thanks, you made it sound very easy!!!
This was a cake I made, the lid was a thin board which I covered in fondant using water stick it on with, as the board was thin I was able to rub the fondant down around the edges to cover the sides. I sort of cut the fondant under the board to tidy it up.
Hope that makes sense
Just use a light hand with the water or gel or whatever sticking agent you use. I wet a paper towel and just brush it over the board. You don't want to add too much moisture to your fondant.