How to cover a cake board with fondant?

I dont know if this has been discussed before..But could someone tell me how to cover a board with fondant…
And also I have seen ribbons tied in the corner of the board..How do we make these ribbons to stay? tried to tie it real tight but that dint work…Can someone please help me out with this…thankss:)

NihaNaina

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whitecrafty ...

Hi Niha, when I cover a board with fondant, I put a thin layer of shortening onto the board to help the fondant stick and just lay the fondant on and then trim it with a pizza cutter or knife. I then wrap a ribbon around the edge of the board by securing it with tiny dots of hot glue usually every 2 or 3 inches. Hope I explained this OK, and it helps you.

whitecrafty ...

Here is a picture of one of the cake boards that I covered with fondant so you can get a picture of what I described above.

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop ...

I agree with Toni, a thin layer of shortening on the board works great for me too. I use a glue stick and run it around the edge of the board to adhere the ribbon but I’ve used a hot glue gun too.

Niha Naina ...

Hey thank you so much Toni and Maria…

I have got an idea how to do it now…
And ya Toni your cake there is lovely..

The Clever Little Cupcake Company (Amanda Mumbray) ...

I dampen the board with a little water instead of shortening. Works a treat. As for the ribbon, double sided tape is great, x.

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

BTW, Whitecrafty, I love your baby shower cake! :))))

whitecrafty ...

Thank you so much Funfetticakes!!