how to cover a cake board

You’ll have to excuse the radio silence of the last week or two. I am in the middle of a “cakecation”, which translates to a lot of family time, snuggling while watching The Lorax for the 654th time and working on my newest business endeavor, an Etsy shop, which I’m sure I’ll bring you up to speed on very soon. I did want to touch base with y’all and give you a teeny tutorial today though. I wanted to show you how I dress up my cake boards. It’s not a necessity and certainly nothing super ingenious, but it can add a bit of polish to your final cake.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

You just need some cake boards, scissors, tape and foil wrap. For a basic cake I’ll use two cake boards, if I am doing a cake with a ribbon around the edge of the board I’ll use more, depending on the thickness of the ribbon.  I recommend using a board with a diameter at least 2” bigger than your cake, but feel free to use larger ones if you want to add decorations to the board (like the pizza I had on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake). As for the wrap, you could even use wrapping paper if you wanted, just make sure you test your paper to make sure oils won’t leech into it.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

First off, apply a small bit of scotch tape to the middle of a cake board so you can attach it to your other board(s).

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

You want to crisscross the corrugated lines in the boards, to strengthen your cake board.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

And press them together.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

Next roll out some foil wrap…

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

…and draw around your cake boards, approximately 1”-2” from the boards.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

Cut out the circle you drew.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

Apply small piece of tape to the top of your cake boards…

  The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

…and stick them to the circle of foil wrap.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

You’ll now cut slits all the way around the outside of your cake boards, approximately 1/2 inch wide.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

Begin folding the tabs in and taping them down, a few at a time.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

Continue working around the board until all the tabs are folded in and taped down.

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

And that’s it! Now you have a beautiful, polished cake board!

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

Here is a picture of one in action :)

The Welch Cupcakery: How to Cover a Cake Board

I hope you’re having a great start to your March! Spring can’t come fast enough!

-xo- Stacy

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