with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 6
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
- Ribbon (15mm thick)
- Pritt Stick
- Paint brush (small)
- Rolling pin
- Sharp knife
Oh my goodness I’ve learnt so much in just 5 mins so far! Thank you so much for these tutorials they are amazing!
Im really getting a lot out of these posts, thank you thank you thank you!
Throw over May just be my new favourite way of covering a board!
glad you like it!
Thank You I leanrt brilliant things with your tutorial
Nice neat clean finish great I am smiling
I always wondered about how to cover a cake board with sugar paste.
So your information really helped. Thank YOU.
It was awesome!
How long in advance should the cake board be iced before putting the cake onto it
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.
thanks for this awesome information
REALLY GOT ALOT OUT OF THIS!!!!! THANKX
Glad this is helping you out 🙂
You make it so easy, thank you.
Hi Paul, thanks again for this class, does it mean you can only use panel icing to cover a board for square cake?
I don’t see why you could not do this with a round board but maybe its not the best technique. Maybe the throw over would be better. You could always ask in our Q&A
Thank you paul, you made it easy…
Thank you very much from Italy!!!!!!
Your welcome! Hope you enjoyed all the videos
Can’t wait to try the over hang method thank you
Glad this was helpful for you! Let us know if you need any help with anything!
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
I’m really glad you are enjoying the tutorials 🙂 We have a video about sugarpaste here: http://www.designer-cakes.com/3-icing-cakes-about-sugarpaste Paul talks about what he uses.
Hope that helps
why did the icing get slimmy after the cake sat on it for a day?
Hi clayberrycakes, this could be due to condensation as talked about here – http://www.designer-cakes.com/questions/sticky-cakes
Excellent tutorials, thank a lot.
From Saudi Arabia.
Thanks Nieves Briceno! x
Thank you very much. I am learning so much from your tutorials. Excellent. I can’t wait to try the hang over method.
Great glad you like it 🙂 good look giving it a go !
That’s a great way of doing it and saves so much paste!
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
Good luck Rose2312, let us know how it turns out! x
great tutorial….thanks for sharing!!
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?
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
Thank you so much!!! I have learned new techniques! 🙂
tkans, thanks, thanks, for oportunity of learn
Thank you. I’m learning so much from these lessons
Glad to hear it! Enjoy the lessons x
Another great video thank you
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!!
No problem at all! We are so happy that we have been able to help you along the way!
🙂 D x
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.
Hi Marisa, you can find more advice on freezing / defrosting cakes over at the following post on the Q&A here x
Hi… Did u do ganache to the cake before using icing….the cake looks very smoother…
Yes, the cake is ganached prior to icing – you can see this here
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…
I have found a link on our Q&A site where our members have discussed different fondants.
Please take a look here ….
I hope this helps.
Pls I can’t watch ds videos pls. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks for getting in touch and sorry to learn you have had trouble accessing this course. This is a free online tutorial! All you have to do is join our online community for free by following this link!
You should then be able to play the video.
I hope this helps, if not please feel free to email me as [email protected]
Thanks, D xx
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!!!
Thank you for getting in touch and for your lovely feedback we are so happy to hear that you are enjoying our tutorials!:D
hi,i have joined the community but i cant still watch the videos. how do i go about it.
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.
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Sorry to hear that you are still unable to watch the videos. If you are still unable to watch the videos please drop me an email at [email protected] and I will be happy to help! D xx
Really enjoyed that. Learnt a great deal. Tnx Sir.
Thank you for he lovely feedback and we are happy to hear that you leart a lot from this tutorial! D xx
Great tutorials. Defo learned a lot there as I have been wasting a lot of icing doing my boards. Well not any more! thanks x
Thank you very much for the brilliant feedback! I am so glad you have learnt stuff from the tutorials. D xx
So very infomative with easy demonstration . I love it
Thank you for the lovely feedback! I am glad you found this easy to follow:) D xx
I’m new to cake decorating and always appreciate the tutorials!
Thank you for your lovely feedback Kamjackson! I hope you continue to enjoy the tutorials!!
Thanks:) D xx
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.
I am sorry that you are unable to find the tutorials – you can locate them here – http://www.designer-cakes.com/free-online-cake-decorating-courses
If you need any more help at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
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.
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
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.
The picture is too big I can only see half of the picture?
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]
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
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. 🙂
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
What a lesson, I truly appreciate you Paul for sharing this great tips.
Hi Beauty1234, Thank you for your kind comments, we really appreciate it! x
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
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
Great I am learning a lot. My birthday is on 27th Mar. I am looking forward to icing the board
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
Thanks I,m learning so much you teach in such peace y love it
Thank you Carmen for the lovely feedback! I hope you enjoy many more of our tutorials:) x