Icing Boards

1. Icing Boards - Why to ice a board

2. Icing Boards - Icing a round board

3. Icing Boards - Icing a round Board Throw over

4. Icing Boards - Icing a square board in panels

5. Icing Boards - Icing a square board throw over

6. Icing Boards - Adding a ribbon

This is an often under appreciated aspect to cake decorating but getting nicely decorated boards really gives your cake a professional finish and edge on the competition – and it’s pretty easy when you know how!

Click here for printable tools and ingredients list

  • 10” (25.4cm) Round and Square covered cakes
  • 14” (35.6cm) Round and Square cake drums
  • Sugarpaste
  • Ribbon (15mm thick)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Smoothers
  • Paint brush (small)
  • Turntabl
  • Rolling pin
  • Sharp knife
Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  

Comments

  1. oceana

    I always wondered about how to cover a cake board with sugar paste.
    So your information really helped. Thank YOU.

    • Paul Doffman (Staff)

      It should be fine right away. There are lots of different ways to ice a board though and a lot of the time there is no icing under the cake. If you watch all these videos you should get a pretty good idea of the different techniques.

      Cheers

      Paul Doffman
      Customer Support

  2. idong40

    Hi Paul, thanks again for this class, does it mean you can only use panel icing to cover a board for square cake?

  3. daba327

    Hi!!!

    REally nice tutorials!! I would like to what kind/brand of sugar paste you use. IT seems to be so flexible and nice to work with it. I make my own paste because the place were I live the only options are satin ice or wilton… and I dont like… any suggestion to have a soft and flexible paste?

    Thanks a lot

  4. cakesntoppers

    Thank you very much. I am learning so much from your tutorials. Excellent. I can’t wait to try the hang over method.

  5. Rose2312

    I am really enjoying these tutorials. Throwover such a good idea, will save paste! You make it look so easy. Going to make a disney frozen cake for granddaughters 6th birthday, will be first attempt so fingers crossed

  6. Asdaf

    Hello,
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for these free videos!
    But as long as I remember, there were subtitles for videos which we could download or copy paste in word documents…where are they now?

    • Andy (Staff)

      Hi Asdaf, Thanks for your comment and I’ll take a look into the missing subtitle text for you and hopefully it will be back up soon – happy cake making x

    • ValAppleby333

      Paul, thank you sooooo much for all the time and effort you’ve put into these videos!!! I’ve learned so so many helpful tips and hints and have just plain learned how to do a lot of things! I am so grateful for the learning opportunities and it is a real pleasure to watch you work!!

  7. marisa40

    I have made the cake layers for my friends wedding cake (some chocolate, some madeira) and I have frozen them (double wrapped) to save me time as it was quite a lot of cakes to make at once. If the wedding is one week today (sat 20th), when would you suggest I defrost them. Any tips for how to do this (ie let them defrost in their wrapping or unwrap them??) advice greatly appreciated.
    Marisa

  8. Amisha

    Hi… Did u do ganache to the cake before using icing….the cake looks very smoother…

  9. Amisha

    Do we get ready sugar paste of all colours in market, or can we use white colour n change the colour according to our preference…

  10. ValAppleby333

    Also wanted to say that because you are so talented and experienced you make everything look easy enough that I’m no longer afraid to try some of these things!! Thank you!!!

    • Danielle

      Hi Val,

      Thank you for getting in touch and for your lovely feedback we are so happy to hear that you are enjoying our tutorials!:D

      D x

    • Danielle

      Hi there,

      I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble accessing the courses. If you are having problems,then please email me at [email protected] and I can look into your membership for you.

      Kind Regards,
      Danielle
      Online Community Manager

    • Danielle

      Hi Goodness!

      Thank you for he lovely feedback and we are happy to hear that you leart a lot from this tutorial! D xx

    • Danielle

      Hi Wendy,

      Thank you very much for the brilliant feedback! I am so glad you have learnt stuff from the tutorials. D xx

    • Danielle

      Thank you for your lovely feedback Kamjackson! I hope you continue to enjoy the tutorials!!
      Thanks:) D xx

  11. pisky64

    Good morning

    I hope you are well, I’ve just joined but can’t seem to see the free tutorials. Am I doing something wrong please. I am using an I-phone 6 plus.

    Many thanks

  12. Fatherlygirl

    I just joined today. Although I am not a professional baker, I look forward to learning the tricks of the trade so that My kids’ birthday cakes and eventually wedding cakes turn out beautifully. My mom baked and decorated cakes for several occasions as a hobby and I am carrying on that tradition with my own kids as I allow them to help me with baking and decorating cakes and cookies. Thank you for these free videos that will help to improve my skills.

    • Danielle

      Hi Fatherlygirl,

      Thank you for getting in touch. I hope you enjoy the site and all of our courses. If you are stuck with any cake related questions, feel free to head over to our Q&A section of our website where we have lots of cake superheroes willing to offer their help! http://www.designer-cakes.com/questions
      Enjoy! x

  13. titch1

    I can’t see the full videos it as if it is zoomed in? I’ve tried everything please can you help I’m using my mobile. Thank you.

      • Danielle

        Hi Titch1,

        Thank you for getting in touch, some android devices are not compatible with our website at the moment and that is why you are only able to see have the picture. If you are able to watch it from a tablet or laptop device you will be able to see the whole picture. We are working on making our website more mobile compatible and hopefully this will be available soon! Any other questions please feel free to drop us an email at [email protected]

    • Danielle

      Hi Titch1,

      Thank you for getting in touch, some android devices are not compatible with our website at the moment and that is why you are only able to see have the picture. If you are able to watch it from a tablet or laptop device you will be able to see the whole picture. We are working on making our website more mobile compatible and hopefully this will be available soon! Any other questions please feel free to drop us an email at [email protected] Many thanks Danielle x

  14. DonnaCheek

    Thank you ,I’ve learned so much. I really love the throwover i’ll be using that next time I do a cake with fondant, it looks so much nicer. 🙂

    • Danielle

      Hi DonnaCheek,

      Thank you for the feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed this technique and hopefully you will enjoy many more of our tutorials:)D xx

  15. dianekay

    Wow i only joined a couple of days ago and have learned so much in that short time, can’t wait to use the other tutorials thankyou

    • Danielle

      Hi Dianekay,

      Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, I am so glad that you are enjoying the tutorials and finding them useful! I hope you enjoy many more:) D xx

  16. j4

    Great I am learning a lot. My birthday is on 27th Mar. I am looking forward to icing the board

    • Danielle

      Hi J4,

      Thank you for your fantastic feedback, great to hear you are learning a lot!

      Happy Birthday in two days time! Hope it is a good one:) xx