I have used thinned RI before but love the look of fondant. I tried last night using piping gel on the board to attach. Didn't like the look at all. Maybe my fondant should have been thicker. How do you do it?
I use water for the boards and lay the fondant on top. And then let it dry.
I use water or shortening to attach my fondant to the board. Let it dry several days to a week so that it is not damaged when the cake is added on top.
Thanks for your help!
I hate to waste an enter piece of fondant for just the board rim, so after my cake is iced and before I put on the bottom border, I run a piece of fondant through my pasta machine and cut it the needed width. I sprinkle generously with PS and roll up. I spread a thin coat of butter cream on the board and roll the fondant strip out slowly going around the board. Trim excess, put on bottom border then glue on a ribbon wrap.
I do what Debbie does: just add the fondant after the cake to not waste fondant under the cake.
I find it hard to do that method, plus, I often need the height of the cake without more fondant around it, so I just wet the outside of the board, lay a full piece of fondant over it, then cut out the middle.
I continue to be amazed at the generosity of the cakers on this site and how willing all are to share and to help. Thank you so much!