I just read on Facebook about a way to make your covered cake boards scratch and dent-proof.
Cover cake board and/or drum with fondant, as you would normally do. Place it in a 170 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes. Fondant will harden and will keep from scratching or denting. I have not tried it yet, but I thought I’d share it in case you want to try it. If it works as it showed on the video, it would be an awesome time saver.
Do not try it with cake board made out of styrofoam as it will melt and give off nasty gases.
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