Double Boarding a Cake Tutorial


Double boarding a cake is a lovely little technique to use if you want to add a little height to your cake, or play around with the design. In my example, I’ve used a double board to create a wave in the sea beneath this English seaside wedding cake.

Double Board Logo

You will need;

  • Two 12mm cake boards. (Here I’ve used a 13″ and 15″)
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Clear Piping Gel
  • Silicone brush
  • Sugarpaste to cover your boards
  1. Turn over the top board and cover the back lines of double sided tape.
  2. Peel off the backing, which is always harder than it looks.
  3. Stick the top board down in the middle of the bottom board.
  4. Cover both boards, including the edge of the top board in a thin layer of Piping Gel.
  5. Roll out your sugarpaste and using your rolling pin, gently life onto your boards. Use your hands or a pair of smoothers to smooth down.
  6. Leave to set overnight before decorating.

If you wanted your boards two different colours for different effects, ice both and eave to set overnight, then stick them together using a little royal icing. If using this method, don’t forget to cover the edge of what will be the top board with sugarpaste or a ribbon.

For more about cake boards and their uses, check out my End the Nakedness blog.

Happy baking!

Britt xoxo



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