Cake Board Too Big

Decorating By Tiffycher1 Updated 1 Apr 2015 , 5:54pm by Tiffycher1

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Tiffycher1 Posted 31 Mar 2015 , 6:40pm
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My cake is always smaller than my cake board. I always have trouble covering my cake with fondant without the board showing. It's not a big deal when I am adding a border to my second and third tier because I can just cover it up with icing . I've been lucky so far in having some sort of border, but what happens when I don't have a border? Do you all trim the cake board to make sure that it doesn't show?

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MKC Posted 31 Mar 2015 , 7:16pm
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Once baked, your 6 inch cake (for example), should actually be 5.5 inches because it will shrink when cooling. If you put your cake on a 6 inch cake board, it will leave 0.25 inches on each side. This space should be filled with buttercream or ganache.

There are videos by "Inspired by Michele" - Ganache on youtube explaining this.

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maybenot Posted 31 Mar 2015 , 10:19pm
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Yep, like MKC says, you need that space for icing.  If covering in fondant, then the board is the perfect edge to cut against when removing the excess sugar paste.

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Tiffycher1 Posted 1 Apr 2015 , 5:54pm
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Thanks for your responses. I still think my cakes boards are more of a hassle than anything else to try and cover up. I guess it just comes down to practicing.

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