Full Sheet Cake ?'s

Decorating By mkolmar Updated 26 Apr 2008 , 11:22pm by fiddlesticks

mkolmar Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 8:15pm
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I don't mind sheet cakes but I have never done a full one. I know this is just 2 12x18's side by side but what do you put it on? Do I need to cut out a piece of partical board and cover it? What in the world would I cover it with?

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ccr03 Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 9:12pm
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You and I consider a full sheet the same time - two 12x18 side by side.

I'm done it before. I've just gone to the hardware some bought a big 2x4 wood panel and had them cut it to the size I needed. ( I thnk it was a 2x4). Anyway, I just covered in it in white contact paper - no problems whatsoever!


mkolmar Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 10:15pm
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Thanks ccr03. I didn't think about contact paper.

indydebi Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 10:21pm
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Agree. When you pick up the board, though, you want to check the flimsy-factor. YOu want a board that is light enough for you to carry with a big 'ole heavy cake on it, yet heavy enough to hold the big 'ole heavy cake. Boards that are light will be too flimsy and boards that are sturdy enough are really heavy!

I found one that worked, so it is possible, but it was a trial-n-error thing for me!

I also put the cakes on cardboard and THEN put the cardboard(s) on the plywood board. It's easy to remove any leftover cake when it's on a smaller piece of cardboard than it is to store leftover cake that's on a big heavy board (especially if you want your board back).

mkolmar Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 11:50pm
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good point Indy. Thanks!

kakeladi Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 2:18am
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They do make full sheet cake boards BUT........unless it is a 'double well' board it will be *way* too flimsey. Double or even triple the cakeboard and it should be fine.

apclassicwed Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 8:58pm
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I double the full sheet cake boards and it works fine and I don't have to worry about getting a board back. I usually have trouble finding a box with a lid to transport it in. Any suggestions ?(hope I'm not hijacking the thread)

CreationsByCaryl Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 9:17pm
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I use masonite.

mkolmar Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 4:17pm
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I appreciate them.

cambo Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 1:16pm
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I also double the cake board and then it's also sitting on the sheet cake box bottom, which is heavy duty for that size. I cover the cake boards with freezer paper (waxy side up). It's VERY inexpensive compared to contact paper and comes in a huge roll!

wgoat5 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:25pm
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I always have a sheet of plywood cut for full sheets...I wrap with contact paper then wrap with a decorative cake paper icon_smile.gif It just costs a little over 6.00 and that goes on the price....most of the people that I have done these for return them...so I just take the cake paper off, wipe the contact paper off and voila icon_smile.gif

Happy Easter!


sassycleo Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:13pm
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What is decorative cake paper?


sweetcakes Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 9:49pm
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i use the extra thick foam core boards. i try to buy them when they are half price and cut them to fit the full sheet box. they do need covering too.

wgoat5 Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 9:53pm
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Looks like this my dear icon_smile.gif


But you can get them in pretty patterns icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 10:13pm
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Christi !! Is that all you do is lay at the beach all day ?? icon_lol.gif

wgoat5 Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 11:08pm
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LOL well.. are you always stuck in string????? LMAO

fiddlesticks Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 11:22pm
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Why Yes I am! icon_lol.gif And some days it feels like I may never get out ! icon_lol.gif A bad day in the kitchen is still better than a good day at work !! thumbs_up.gif

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