I love to decorate cakes. It’s just fun and so special to be able to share in special occasions that way. I usually cover the cardboard cake board in foil or butcher paper. It always seems so generic when you put your heart into the cake. Well, I came up with this because I was out of both.
Pick a fabric to suit the occasion. You’ll also need a hot glue gun, food safe cellophane, scissors, and strong tape.
Be sure to press your fabric and get all of those wrinkles out! Lay the cardboard face down on the wrong side of the fabric. Trim the excess fabric down to about 5 inches all around.
Clip the curves by cutting perpendicular to the cardboard about every 3 inches.
Use hot glue to attach the fabric to the cardboard. You want to pull the fabric tightly, but be careful not to tear the fabric. Do this all the way around.
Trim the excess fabric.
Go through the same steps with the cellophane.
Clip the curves.
And instead of hot glue, attach the cellophane to the cardboard with tape. If you are planning on using it more than once, I recommend covering the entire back with tape.
This is the finished board with light blue linen.
The sea urchin cake. These can be used for more than just cake. Cheeses, cookies, whatever. These can be reused if you are careful not to slice thru the cellophane and gently wash the surface after use.
Don’t be limited to circles.
No need to clip the curves. Neat corners are very important.
This uses Marimekko’s timeless fabric. Don’t the colors make it the perfect Valentine’s Day cake? The possibilities are endless with this project. I’d love to see what you come up with!