My dear friend and neighbor Kirsten had a birthday yesterday and I wanted to make her a fun cake.
I think one of the hardest things about cakes is how to present them so I decided to DIY my own cake board–which is surprisingly easy. I took a piece of styrofoam from an old box of delivered furniture and wrapped it in some oilcloth I had in my stash.
Then I just used staples to tack it down to the back of the board. Oilcloth is awesome for a cake board because you can just wipe the frosting drippings clean with a sponge.
To really highlight the board, I decided to cut my sheet cake into a ‘K’ for Kirsten… I used a bread knife and it was super easy. I think most letters would also be really easy, although shapes with interior cut-outs (A, B, G, O, P, Q, R) would require a smaller knife and perhaps a spoon for scooping out.
I used Smitten Kitchen’s yellow cake and chocolate glaze recipe. It was easy and yummy! If you’re interested in making your own board, check out this online oilcloth site: just $8/yard. Here are some of their patterns that caught my eye.
So many fun party decor ideas just in fabric alone!