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asked January 30th 2013

Wooden Cake Board

Hi Paul..

Just wondering.. if i get my local timber merchants to cut me a wooden Cake board.. do i need to cover it .. or can i simply just place my cake on top of the cut board..??

Many thanks


Hi Lobit

Wood bought in timber yards is not food safe as it is treated with chemicals so would require covering. If you have a look at the friendly dragon tutorial and also Hamish the highland cow, Paul shows how he covers the timber boards. You can also buy professional cake board grade foil from your cake decorating store or online. The foil comes in a roll. It can be bought to the size of board which needs covering or by the roll. Hope this information is of help.

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