Covering your Cake Board to look like Marble, Metal & Grass – Tutorial

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When creating a fun novelty or themed cake, one of my favourite things to do is theme the board to the cake. This really finishes the cake off and gives it a professional finish.

How to cover your cakes boards, marble, metal, grass

In this weeks tutorial I’m showing you how you can cover your cake boards to look like marble, metal and grass. These are 3 really fun styles which would work with a variety of cake themes. You could also use these same techniques to create fondant for your cakes too!

Click below to watch the step by step tutorial for all 3 of these techniques ⇩

Marbled Fondant

One of my favourite fondant techniques for covering your cake board or for covering your cakes is using gel colours to make marbled fondant. Marble is so subtle and looks perfect for so many themes. It’s great for novelty cakes as it looks like you have placed your cake on a marble surface, really finishing off the cake, making the board part of the whole thing.

How to create marbles fondant for your cakes and cake boards

The key to creating marbled fondant is to stop before all of your colour has combined. As you roll it out this gives you these streaks of colour, making it look so natural.

Metal Cake Board

Sometimes you may want a more industrial looking cake board to finish off your cake. This metallic diamond sheet design really shimmers in the light, just like if it were made of a real sheet of metal. Covered in lots of little diamond fondant shapes, you’ll see in the tutorial how to make them all exactly the same size, with only a circle cutter.

What really finishes this cake board off is the lustre dust. Starting with a lustre dust mixed with dipping solution, you get such a shimmer. Then buff in a lighter silver and a darker charcoal colour to add some depth.

How to make fondant look like metal

Edible Grass

There are so many cake designs that would look perfect sitting on a cake board that looks like grass and this effect is so easy to create. Using a 1M piping nozzle, you want to move the top of the nozzle back and forward over the fondant, tearing the surface slightly. This give the appearance of short cut grass.

How to create edible grass for your cakes

Once you’ve added all the blades of grass, what really brings this effect to life is colour. Grass is never one shade, you have light green, dark green and also a little cream to make it look like there is a little dead grass in between.

edible grass made from fondant

I really hope you enjoy this weeks tutorial and will be able to use some of these effects on your ow cake boards. Let me know in the comments below which is your favourite and if there are any other cake board effects you would like to see.

If you would like to know how to make wood grain or stone you can also watch the first video in my cake board series below

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Tools I used

I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here:

Drum Boards:
Double Sided Tape:
Plastic Smoothers:
Wilton Corn Flower Pot:
SweetSticks Lustre Dust:
Edible Glue:
Wilton 2D piping tip:
Wilton 1M Piping Tip:
Edible Pen:
Black ColourSpash Gel Colour:
Satin Silver Lustre Dust:
Dipping Solution:
Green Extra Sugarflair:

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Covering a cake board to look like marble, metal & edible grass

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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