Easy "cleats" To Put Under Your Cake Board

Decorating By Brontecakes Updated 22 Apr 2009 , 1:12pm by dabear

Brontecakes Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 2:37pm
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Cleats are little stoppers glued to the bottom of your board to raise it off the table surface to make it easier to lift or move. Some people use rubber furniture stoppers but they are not aways easy to find.
Here is a cheap and easy idea I came up with. Pull wooden 2 clothes pegs apart and glue them to the underside of your board....easy! The bigger the board the more pegs you will need to use.

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beck30 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:04pm
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That is a really cool idea! Thank you!

lordbuffington Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 5:12pm
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Thank you! This is a great idea...now if I can remember to buy some clothespins, I'll be in business!

msthang1224 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 11:14pm
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Wow what a great idea and inexpensive too, thanks so much. I must try it this weekend.

mashmellow Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 11:48pm
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Clever idea, thanks for sharing

DianeLM Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 12:00am
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That's a nifty idea. I just cut pieces of 1/2-inch foamboard into squares and glue them to the bottom of my boards.

bostonterrierlady Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 12:51am
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I cannot see the picture.

msthang1224 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 12:47pm
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I clicked on the ? And it opened on my screen.

kjt Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 12:54pm
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I just use the rings that I remove from the SPS "legs" instead of throwing them away! icon_wink.gif

caseyhayes Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 1:02pm
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Has anyone ever used the pizza prongs that come with fast food pizza? I was wondering if they'd work?

DianeLM Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 1:36pm
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Originally Posted by caseyhayes

Has anyone ever used the pizza prongs that come with fast food pizza? I was wondering if they'd work?

They're too flimsy to hold up a cake, BUT, I do use those to separate cardboard trays filled with decorated cookies as they dry.

marisanovy Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 1:41pm
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I've been saving some wine corks. Somewhere I read (and I don't remember where), that you can use the corks, cut them to your specific hight, and glue them to the board. Pretty easy and sturdier. icon_smile.gif

mkolmar Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 2:10pm
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What a neat idea!

caseyhayes Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 5:23pm
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Cool! Thanks!

patty5 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 11:50pm
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so many great ideas!...Thanks!

lomikesa Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 2:31am
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Thank you for sharing!

kaat Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 12:43pm
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I save the plastic caps off water/pop bottles and glue them to the bottom of the board. They are the perfect height. If they might be seen I will wrap some fondant around the sides to match the board.

dabear Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:12pm
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Thanks for sharing that cool idea!

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