I like to keep a large variety of cake boards on hand. For most of my cakes I like to cover the boards with fondant because it makes them look like it belongs with your cake.
I cover my cake boards at least 2 or 3 days ahead, to make sure the fondant is well set before I place the cake on top.
If you want to cover your cake board with fondant you will need:
-Confectioners sugar for dusting
-Water or piping gel
-Thick cake board of the required size
-Small exacto knife
-Ribbon of your choice
-Metal ruler or tape measure
You can make your own thick cake board using 3 thin cake boards
Just glue them together making sure they
You can also use store bought foil cake board, which is what I used in this case because it was the exact size I needed for my cake.
-Dust your cake board thinly with confectioners sugar and brush it with a little water, to make a glue for the fondant. If you don't want to do that just brush a small amount of piping gel on the cake board.
-Roll out the fondant to about 1/4 inch thick and large enough to cover the cake board.
-Using the rolling pin, lift the fondant and lay it over the cake board
-Using your fondant smoother glide over the surface of the fondant and push out any air bubbles.
- Place the cake board on top of the turn table and
trim the excess off with the exacto knife.
-Set the cake board aside to dry for 1 or 2 days
- Once the fondant is dry, attach the ribbon around the
edge of the board with your glue gun.