Cake Boards And Drums, Where To Buy Bulk?

Business By mom42ws Updated 16 Sep 2014 , 6:25am by Chloezee

mom42ws Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:31pm
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i want to purchase cake boards and drums in bulk and wondered where you have found the best prices.

also, do you purchase just a couple of sizes and make it work for all your cakes or do you buy lots of different sizes?


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mom42ws Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 12:36pm
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Swede-cakes Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 12:59pm
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Hi Ashley,

I was just researching the same thing this morning!

I came across and was reading about their product. It's not a wax coated cardboard, it's a recyclable poly material that won't absorb the moisture from cake. Anyway, they have both bakery qty pkgs and home qty pkgs. The home pkg for 10" boards, is a qty of 10 for $6.00. It would be cheaper to buy the bakery qtys, but I can't store 100 or 200 boards. They also have closeouts pkgs, and combo packs with round and square combined. They also have colors; pink and blue (some of the pink sizes are on closeout right now)

Anyway, there is also another place that people have mentioned in other threads,

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foxymomma521 Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:01pm
post #4 of 24 is the only place I can think of... but be careful... I have only ordered from them once, and I had a bad experience. Others here have never had a problem...

DebBTX Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:03pm
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I have bought packs of drums from (Pheil and Holing) several times. It will usually be a group of 6 per package on the drums. I decide if I want gold, silver or white, and order all the different sizes and shapes I may need.

-Debbie B.

mom42ws Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:16pm
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greata, thanks for those links. do you normally just purchase a variety of sizes or a couple larger ones and make them work?

DebBTX Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:17pm
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I was looking over the Tuffboards web site. It does look interesting. I guess you could just cut the edges to make them smooth if they were to be used under the tiers of a stacked cake. It gives the impression that they would not need to be covered.
I might order a small home pack just to try them. I do hate having to trim cardboard, but these sound interesting.

-Debbie B.

Swede-cakes Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:21pm
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Debbie, I'm gong to order a home pack of 10 to try them too. I love the pink boards, and they're on clearance, but they're only in odd sizes (9" for example) which would leave me only a 1/2 inch for edging at the bottom.


DebBTX Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:21pm
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I have bought a variety of shapes, sizes and colors of the drums. I have gold, silver and white right now.

-Debbie B.

arosstx Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:34pm
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I buy from Cardboard is heavy and they offer free shipping. We all know it's built into their pricing, but it still is cheaper.

I buy mine in large quanitites and split it with another cake buddy. Saves money and I get to talk cake with someone that knows what I'm talking about!

something_sweet Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:36pm
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I have used the tuff boards before. They are nice, and yes you can cut them to make them smooth. If they weren't so much more expensive than the cardboard ones, I would use them all the time.

If you want cake boards in bulk, check out
Otherwise, you can buy small quantities at Michaels, and even use their coupons to get them 40% or 50% off.

leah_s Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:56pm
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I get both drums and boards from both BakeryCrafts and CK Products. Pricing is comparable, although BakeryCrafts is wholesale only and you have to be a real business to set up an account.

arosstx Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 2:27pm
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And Bakery Crafts has square boards! No more cutting to size for me, yay!

pjaycakes Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 3:11pm
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I use the tuffboards all the time. Although they are nice because you don't have to cover them. I find them to be a bit on the cheap looking side as far as presentation. They are okay for everyday cakes, but I really prefer covereing 1/2" foamcore with fondant for special cakes. The good thing about tuffboards is you can wash them and reuse them if the cake is just for family.

DebBTX Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 10:03pm
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Have you ever had trouble with them absorbing butter or moisture, and getting soft or bending in half?
How do they stack up to the cardboards in Michael's?
Are they stronger and thicker?

-Debbie B.

DebBTX Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 10:13pm
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Are you one of the girls that doesn't cover cardboards?
If so, have you ever had a soggy, bending problem?
Do you ever put your cakes in the freezer or refrigerator where it would increase the moisture levels?

-Debbie B.

costumeczar Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:58pm
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Tuffboards are made from corrugated plastic, so they don't absorb anything. I use them all the time for stacked cakes. They're not as much a "presentation" kind of a board, but they're great for stacking cakes, they're really strong.

leah_s Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:12pm
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I never cover cardboards. Cakes, once they are out of the freezer and decorated do not go into refrigeration. But I use SPS, so there's a plastic plate under every cardboard.

DebBTX Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 7:26pm
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Originally Posted by leahs

I never cover cardboards. Cakes, once they are out of the freezer and decorated do not go into refrigeration. But I use SPS, so there's a plastic plate under every cardboard.

I do not put the cakes back in the refrigerator or freezer once they are decorated, unless they are something like Tres Leche that require a cold enviroment; but my cakes are very moist and have real butter in them.
I use a plastic plate underneath every cardboard as well. I just was trying to imagine if the cardboard would stick to the cake or become limp from the butter and moisture. I wasn't sure what would happen when the cake was cut.

I appreciate your input.

-Debbie B.

thin4life Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 7:38pm
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I just placed my first order with The BRP Box company. Within one and a half hours of the confirmation email I got another email stating that my order had shipped. I should have my order within a couple of days. I think that is excellent service. Resonable prices, fast service and free shipping, what more can you ask for?

melkneec Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by leahs

I never cover cardboards. Cakes, once they are out of the freezer and decorated do not go into refrigeration. But I use SPS, so there's a plastic plate under every cardboard.

Silly question......

What does SPS stand for?

leah_s Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 1:41am
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SPS = Single Plate Separator. It's a support system for cakes. (see my siggy?)

cakeboard01 Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 12:40pm
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do you have one detailed order list ?

Chloezee Posted 16 Sep 2014 , 6:25am
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Aaah Leah_S, I live in South Africa and you are SO sold on SPS - and because of your knowledge I've read on thus far, I so believe thee. BUT, but but, I can't import those, and there is not a single agent that sells the system here in South Africa. Plus our silly Rand is losing its footing and I wonder if in the end it would be just too expensive. It's the fact that it's entirely disposable that peaks my interest. Do you perchance know of any other agents (than cakecrafts??) who I could approach. Perhaps if I buy in bulk (yikes) it would work out okay. Thanks for all your goodly advice.

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