Can I Cover A Cake Board With Something Other Than Fondant?

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sugarmommy83 Posted 16 Feb 2012 , 11:07pm
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Hi all, just wondered if anyone had any ideas on how to cover a cake board without using fondant or buttercream. Has anyone ever tried wrapping paper or something like that? The board is really big so I wanted to avoid using all that fondant, but not sure what else to do. Any thoughts?

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brenda549 Posted 16 Feb 2012 , 11:49pm
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Depending on the size of the board, I have used wrapping paper or scrapbooking paper. I then cover it with plastic wrap or press and seal wrap to keep the paper free from staining. To finish it, I attach a ribbon to the board.

Here are a few examples.

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Goreti Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 12:05am
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I use plastic tablecloths from the $ store but then I put the cake on a board since the tablecloth is not food safe. I also attach a ribbon to edge of the board.

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SammieB Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 12:09am
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I use wrapping paper and food safe cellophane over it. I've put them on cake boards before, but they have slid around unless I adhered the board or used non-slip rubber mats under it.

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shanter Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 12:14am
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You can also use fabric covered with clear plastic wrap or cellophane or clear contac paper.

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kentuckyjode Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 12:25am
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I often use scrapbook paper....there are milions of designs and colors.....and then cover with clear contact.

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