Store Bought Boards Too Long For Store Bought Boxes

Decorating By amyfj1 Updated 10 Aug 2008 , 7:08pm by Gingoodies

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amyfj1 Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 6:41pm
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Why do the manufacturers of the 14" x 19" boards not make them 14" x 18" so that they will fit in a 14" x 19" box? If both board and box are the same length, the box will not properly close. I find myself having to trim at least a half inch off of each board before using it. Has anyone ever found shorter boards or longer boxes?

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Gingoodies Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 6:51pm
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Most of the boards I have used are actually 13 3/4 x 18 3/4 " and usually fit perfectly in a 14x19" box. I have not had any problems with this. Are you sure your box is 19"? I know you can get boxes that measure 14 x20" but they are only 4" high and that is not high enough for my cakes.

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CoutureCakeCreations Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 7:01pm
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Now I have honestly never had this problem. If I buy a 14" board it fits a 14" box perfectly. Maybe the problem lies in where you are purchasing them from. Its never happened to me.

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Pookie59 Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 7:02pm
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No, I haven't had this problem. Maybe you should alert your source to the problem. They might not be aware that the boards don't fit the boxes (what a nuisance!).

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indydebi Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 7:02pm
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Are you talking about those scalloped edged boards? I'm not sure those fit in any box! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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Gingoodies Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 7:08pm
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Debi--- the scallop edge boards (wilton) are 14x20" and will fit in the 14x20" box I mentioned in my previous post. I work in a cake supply store and we carry both the 14x20 and 14x19 boxes and boards.

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