How To Make Your Own Cake Drum???

Decorating By janebrophy Updated 12 Jun 2008 , 10:40pm by janebrophy

janebrophy Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 12:42pm
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Does anyone know if I can make a regular cake circle thick enough to hold a stacked cake? I seem to remember someone saying you can glue 3 together to make one that is stronger?? icon_cry.gif I have a cake to do this w/e, and can't find any thick cake drums around here! I think I need to start my own supply company!! icon_lol.gif

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MissRobin Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 1:11pm
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You can buy 1/2" or 1/4" foam board and cut your own circles and glue them together with hot glue. I can only get 1/4" so I have to use at least two when I do a stacked cake.

indydebi Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 1:14pm
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My cake supply store told me not to waste my money buying drums ... just take 3 cardboards and wrap them together.

janebrophy Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 2:04pm
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Debi - that's what I thought! What do you use to stick the 3 together??
I'm not sure I have the time/availability to purchase & cut foam board. I don't know where to find it?

lapazlady Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 3:45pm
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I have used a glue stick and rubbed it on the layers that need to be stuck together, a glue gun, and white glue also work (I've used them all with equal success). Be sure you look at the "grain" of the round and turn each so they are not lined up, does that make sense? I then put a heavy weight on the thick round and allow it to dry for several hours, 24 hours is best. HTH

janebrophy Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 3:55pm
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Thanks a bunch!

SugarBakerz Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 4:03pm
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I use 3 or 4 depending on the weight of my cakes... I have had great succes with them. Another thing you could do is use 2 boards under your cake and then adhere them to a larger round that is doubled up and covered. I have done this to, it gives the cake a pedastal look icon_smile.gif HTH

A great website I found the other day (don't know if she is a CC member or not because I noticed some familiar names and links on her site)

she shows you how to use multi boards and cake dummies to create a stand... pretty cool... oh and check out the rest of the site too... it is neat!

janebrophy Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 4:09pm
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That is a really neat website, and what a cute stand!

indydebi Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 6:05pm
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Originally Posted by janebrophy

Debi - that's what I thought! What do you use to stick the 3 together??

I dont' glue or tape them or anything. I just stack the 3 of them up, then wrap them nice and snug with the decorative foil. works for me!

janebrophy Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 10:40pm
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That makes sense! Thanks!

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