How to cover a cake board

How to cover a cake board

24th Nov 2022

How to cover a cake board   

Covering a cake board can be a great way of continuing your design or adding a new design to your overall look. Cake boards are so versatile and can be decorated in any way you like! These are a great space to add a message. It is always worth giving your board a quick clean before use.

Cake board covering can be done with leftover sugarpaste from your original cake or use up a small pack. You can also cover cake boards with buttercream or ganache however sugarpaste tends to be the fan favourite when covering.

Simply roll out the icing on a cornflour coated surface with a rolling pin (it helps to have this also coated with cornflour). Cover the board with the icing.

Using a sharp knife or scalpel tool cut the excess sugarpaste off the ends of the board. Leave the sides of the board clear.

Additional decorations   


Ribbons are a great way of finishing off your finished cake. It adds an element of professionalism. We also have a great range of quick pull bows that are a super easy way to tie up the cake.

Adding patterns to your sugarpaste covered cake board   

You can add patterns to your cake board by using an impression mat. PME have a great array of impression mats. Some of our favourite designs are cobblestone, Brick, Rose, Bark, Honeycomb, Elegant wave, and large diamond. These can be used by pressing the impression mat onto the sugarpaste, make sure that you have some cornflour on the impression mat to stop the icing from sticking to it.

Adding messages and text   

Sweet stamp have a great range of letter and number stamp sets in a number of different fonts. PME have a range of fun fonts which are popular on our website. Also Cake Star have their offering of easy push number and letter cutters.

Adding colour

Using edible dusts are a great way to add some colour and depth to your cake board creation. You can use edible dusts along size modelling tools to create a 3D design coming off the board.

Adding darker shades around taller parts of the design will act as a shadow creating more depth in the design.