I want to make a graduation cake (hat) for my boyfriend. When I practiced the other day putting fondant on the top half of the graduation cap(motorboard I think it's called)-I couldnt get it to stick. (I think it rolled the fondant out too thick!) Anyway, what else can I use for the motorboard besides cardboard and fondant?
Just made one of these last week (go to my photos to see it). For the mortorboard I cut a thin piece of cardboard (1 ply) square to fit over the cake "cap" portion". I first covered one side (the bottom) and then flipped it over to cover the other side. I put Crisco all over each piece of fondant and that made it stick to the cardboard.
Just an FYI, its referred to as a "mortarboard" since it resembles the boards that masons carry mortar on.
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Thanks Matt - apparently I can't spell (or type very well) as I see I wrote mortorboard
haha, yes I figured you had just mistyped yours
I agree with Matt, Crisco should work great. Maybe if you're wanting something edible you can frost some graham crackers together in the same shape and let them dry. Once they're dry you can do a thin layer of frosting again and the fondant should stick to that.
I guess none of us can spell LoL!
Thanks for all the great tips. Shan I really like your idea with the graham crackers! I might try that
I think a big square cookie would work, too.