More than likely, f4780y, it's my advice about "restoring from backup" after jail breaking that is being seen/quoted.
I don't use iCloud backup, so wasn't differentiating between the two types of backup. Heck, I didn't know that you had to restore the iCloud backup first. Sorry!
So, my advice had been to restore the backup after jail breaking to save time (in case the JB got messed up); I was referencing an iTunes backup - but not explicitly.
So, that's my bad.
Now that I know the difference, I'll make sure to emphasize that you must put the iCloud backup onto the iPad at the restore point while, with an iTunes backup, it won't matter.