Cake Boards???

Decorating By Krystle56 Updated 14 Mar 2009 , 12:50am by kakeladi

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Krystle56 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 11:48pm
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I was wondering what kind of cake boards everyone uses? Do you use Wilton's or make your own out of something other than cardboard??

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Cakepro Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:13am
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I use foamcore. If you do a search on "foamcore" you will find lots and lots of info.

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kakeladi Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:23am
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I prefer Wilton's cardboard cake circles etc......
When I had my shop I bought them by the case - not Wilton's.

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Liniti Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 5:22am
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I use Wilton's cardboard cakeboards on top of a masonite board, and wrap both of them together in decorator foil. That way, when the party is over, I just separate them and send the leftover cake home on the cardboard one. Since I have family members that forget to return my leftover dishes in a timely manner....lol...I don't have to worry about when I'll get my masonite board back to put my next cake on.
Besides, I like the extra strength the masonite board gives under a 11x15 sheet cake that is loaded with BC icing!

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Krystle56 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:42pm
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That's what I was kind of thinking...you would need a little extra support under the cake because they can get pretty heavy with a lot of frosting on them!

Someone requested a stacked (3 or 4 high) 9" cake that I need to figure out how to transport. Any suggestions?

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wrightway777 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 2:45pm
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I love foamcore! Yes I make my own bases. you can go to Hobby Lobby and see two main thickness. Both have their advantages (that I could go on and on about). The thickest should be perfect for you. HL usually has their foamcore on sale about every other month 50% off. I stock up. If they dont have any there then I get a rain check.

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Rcrewof10 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:23pm
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If I don't want the cardboard back then I use pizza circles from GFS. I think the last time I bought them they were 10 cents a board? It's been awhile so I'm not sure on exact price. They had 3 different size circles. I tape, depending on the cake, 3 to 5 together to make a solid base.

Hope this helps

Michele

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tripleD Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:33pm
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I went to an auction for a bakery that was going out of buisness. I haven't bought any boards since and it's been about 1 1/2 years.
I got all kinds of amazing stuff all for cake decorating.

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cgcreation Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:42pm
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For smaller cakes I use an old cardboard box, cut to fit the cake and wrapped with freezer paper. I'm so cheap I can't even pay 10 cents for a board.

For heavier cakes, especially those I have to transport, I have used leftover plywood or shelving cut to fit and wrapped with freezer paper.
Of course, I sanitize the board before covering befroe covering heavily in freezer paper.

I don't sell the cakes so I don't have to worry about the customer's face when they realize their cake was on a piece of scrap plywood.

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Krystle56 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 11:04pm
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Cool, thanks for all the ideas!! I really appreciate it!

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kakeladi Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 12:50am
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.......a stacked (3 or 4 high) 9" cake that I need to figure out how to transport. Any suggestions?.......

Are you referring to one cake that is 9" in diameter 3 or 4" tall?

If so doubling cake circles will be more than enoughicon_smile.gif

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