What Is Foam Core And Where Do I Get It?

Decorating By Redlotusninjagrl Updated 8 Feb 2009 , 8:59pm by Cakepro

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:07pm
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I have read that a lot of you use foam core instead of the cardboard cake boards? Am I reading that correctly? What are they and where can I find them?

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calynmom Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:17pm
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It a much thicker and sturdier board. You can find it at any craft store. Walmart carries it next to the crayola stuff.


Reganlynn Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:19pm
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A piggyback question, do you use the foamcore in place of a cake board, or just in place of the cardboard rounds?

flowermom Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:36pm
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When I do stacked cakes I use foam core, based on Sugar Shack's DVD, Successful Stacking. I have started using it in addition to my normal cake boards that I use for presentation so I have nice and sturdy foundations on my cakes. I get my foam core at Micheal's with my 50% coupon since here they are $5.99 for each one.

After you cut, just make sure you wipe it down well, or you can cover it with plastic wrap.

HTH, Sandi

Cakepro Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 8:59pm
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I use foamcore board exclusively. No more weak cake circles for me! I use 3/16" foamcore for all cake circles and 1/2" for cake boards. I simply trace a cake pan to get the size I want and cut with a hot knife - available in the woodworking section of Michael's store for about $16. icon_smile.gif

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