Foam Board

Decorating By momtofourmonkeys Updated 24 Jan 2009 , 8:15pm by AllyCake90

momtofourmonkeys Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 11:37pm
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I watched Sharon's Sugarshack video on stacking cakes and plan to order foam board for my brother's upcoming wedding. To cut costs, they have asked that I make the cake.

Due to my location, I will need to purchase it on-line. For everyone that buys the boards on-line, where to do purchase from? What is their price?

I found these http://www.joann. com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3270&PRODID=prd33863
(I put a space between the . and com in hopes that this addy makes the post.)
How do these compare to what the rest of you usually get?


10 replies
sugarshack Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 7:34am
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check the supply list card that came with the dvd on where to get all kinds of stuff used in it.

here is where i am getting fomecore from:

SpringFlour Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 7:39am
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Sharon, do you use the 3/16 or 1/2 inch board? Or both at different times?

peg818 Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 12:40pm
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i get my foam board right at michaels most of the major art retailers carry it. You can also find it at office supply places and walmarts too. These stores carry the 3/16 for the 1/2 inch you need an art store.

When i cant get the 1/2 in i just double up on the 3/16

I buy, by the case when Micheals has it on sale, its the cheapest place i have seen to get it.

sugarshack Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 6:32pm
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1/2 inch only

momtofourmonkeys Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 6:50am
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Thanks Sharon. I just looked in the DVD case and found the information page. I totally missed it when I first opened/ watched the video.

A big thanks too to everyone else who responded to my question!

mamacc Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:07pm
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Michaels has this on sale periodically for $1 per board. I use both the 3/16 and the 1/2 in depending on the cake. Most of the time I use 2 3/16 boards glued together if I use foam core.

m1m Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:23pm
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What is the advantage of using the foam core versus the cake boards? icon_lol.gif

soccermom17 Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:27pm
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I'm going to go back and watch sugarshack's dvds. I have, successful stacking, flawless fondant and borrowed from an EXCELLENT decorator and friend of Sharons (Kathy Finholt), Perfecting the Art of Buttercream. These are the best DVDs I've come across. A ton of information. I highly recommed them.

Jocmom Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by m1m

What is the advantage of using the foam core versus the cake boards? icon_lol.gif

It weighs less than cake boards, is less expensive, you can cut it to fit any size/shape cake, and it's stronger than cake boards.

I get my foam core at Hobby Lobby.

AllyCake90 Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 8:15pm
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I was thrilled at the discovery of foam core board at Walmart! It's in the kids "school project" section, lol

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