What Is The Best Way To Cut Styrofoam?

Decorating By tracycakes Updated 3 Dec 2008 , 5:50pm by KoryAK

tracycakes Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 3:40pm
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I am doing a 4 tier wedding cake in December and each tier will be separated by styrofoam blocks which will be wrapped with satin ribbon. I've got a large piece of styrofoam from Michaels that is the right depth, I just need to cut it to size. What is the best way to cut it and get a good, clean, square cut. I've thought about a compound miter saw but that's about it so far.

How do you cut yours?

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kakeladi Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 3:52pm
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A good serrated knife.
They also sell a hot wire gizmo that heats up & burns thru the styro not bad if you can hold it straight while pushing the hot wire thru.
Once you have a good basic cut smooth it out by rubbing w/a discarded piece of styro.

tracycakes Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 4:58pm
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Lenore Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 5:12pm
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I have the styro cutter with the heated wire. It is not the easiest thing to use as it is difficult to cut perfectly straight lines. I have also used my electric kitchen knife (one used for carving meat). I think you are going to have to experiment to find what works best for you. Good luck.

mariahuertas Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 5:20pm
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Electric Knife is th best!!!

KoryAK Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 5:50pm
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I like the heated wire or serrated knife.

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