Food Safe Checkerboard Paper To Cover A Cake Board.

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CakeLadyLauren Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 10:58pm
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I am wanting to do a Hot Wheels theme cake/cupcakes. I want to cover the board to look like a checkerboard. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas (besides fondant) on how to do that. Or is there somewhere I can purchase the paper online? Please help his party is Aug 13th, Thanks!

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CWR41 Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 11:31pm
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If you can't find food safe checkerboard covering, as long as your cake is on its own board it won't have direct prolonged contact so you're good to go. Also, if you consider covering the paper with something clear to prevent grease stains, Glad Press'n Seal would do the job PLUS it's food safe.

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shanter Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 11:46pm
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I found this:

Perhaps you could grab a picture of the pattern:
and have it printed with food-safe ink (e.g., by a bakery or supermarket bakery section) on several sheets of wafer paper.

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crazyladybaker Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 11:56pm
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I have used wrapping paper on the board and the covered with clear contact paper. Then the cake board will sit on top of that. HTH

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gramof5 Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 11:58pm
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I use gift wrap in the pattern I need, and then cover that with food-safe cellophane. Makes it easy to wipe off any smudges.

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Nazarine Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 1:51pm
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I live just outside Indianapolis and race car themes are huge. Party City has a whole section of those checkered flags. Maybe a vinyl tablecloth or placemat?

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sillywabbitz Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 2:23pm
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I do the same as gramof5, I cover in wrapping paper of choice and then cover in FDA approved cellophane from Michael's. It's on a roll near where all the basket decorating stuff is.

I know you said not fondant but I did a Cars cake and did a fondant road (solid black) and it was super easy. You don't have to cover the entire board in black. You can make a wide strip and place around the cake, trim off the edges that way you're not wasting fondant and then decorate. Just another alternative if you don't find the flag paper you're looking foricon_smile.gif

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