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Cake problem

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1Wanda1 · 21/06/2019 06:43

I am making a shaped cake today for a child's birthday party tomorrow. Have planned the cake and bought all supplies except for the cake board. I assumed I'd be able to get a large rectangular cake board from my local Lakeland. They don't have rectangular ones. Nor does Hobbycraft. Our local cake decorating supplies shop has closed. It is now too late to order anything online as the party is tomorrow.

I need to decorate the board with icing as part of the cake design. Any ideas of what to use as a substitute board?

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crumpetsandcoffee · 21/06/2019 06:45

A glass chopping board 😉

Lumene · 21/06/2019 06:46

Cardboard covered in foil? Can you ask neighbours for help? Buy something on amazon for delivery today?

curiositycreature · 21/06/2019 06:47

Most supermarkets sell them now?

1Wanda1 · 21/06/2019 06:48

Amazon doesn't do same day delivery to my town. Had thought about some kind of chopping board covered in foil but am worried the icing won't stick or the foil will move and crack it.

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1Wanda1 · 21/06/2019 06:48

Supermarkets only have round ones

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HereBeFuckery · 21/06/2019 06:50

As long as you whack buttercream under the fondant, it'll stick. Sturdy card covered in foil is only what the commercial cake boards are but more fancy...

DonPablo · 21/06/2019 06:50

Cover a tray in foil?

DonPablo · 21/06/2019 06:51

Or a chopping board

Frouby · 21/06/2019 06:55

Would it stick to clingfilm?

You could cover a chopping board in birthday wrapping paper or something then wrap it with clingfilm. If you make sure the wrapping is neat and pull the clingfilm tight (do a few layers) that might work but you would have to be careful not to cut the clingfilm when you cut the cake.

Or just use a nice coloured chopping board if you can buy one, tk max usually has stuff like that in.

1Wanda1 · 21/06/2019 07:01

I've found a baking sheet (aluminium) that's the right size. Just wondering whether icing will stick to it? If I put buttercream under fondant, wouldn't it just slide off anyway? Not sure.

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cantfindname · 21/06/2019 07:24

The buttercream will stick it. Or make up a small amount of icing sugar and water (thick) and use that as 'glue'

1Wanda1 · 21/06/2019 08:08

@cantfindname thank you - I will try that. Wish me luck!

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evilharpy · 21/06/2019 08:14

A piece of mdf cut to size, smear trex all over it and icing will stick to it. As an ex cake baker this is what I used to do (and what other bakers I know do) for funny shaped cakes.

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