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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Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

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.

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

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..

Amanda’s Little Cake Boutique

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! :))))

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

Thank you so much Funfetticakes!!