Do Anyone Make Their Own Cakedrums?

Decorating By topaz176 Updated 1 May 2009 , 12:45pm by indydebi

topaz176 Posted 1 May 2009 , 1:09am
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I want to know how many cake cirles is in a drum?
Is it as steady or is better to buy?

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Deb_ Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:42am
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Hi,

Sometimes I make my own if I don't have any on hand.

I usually use 3 cake circles for 10" and under and 4 circles for larger tiers.

When you glue them together alternate the corrugated lines in each circle so that they are not all going in the same direction. It will add strength to the drum when finished.

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Texas_Rose Posted 1 May 2009 , 3:55am
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I cut circles out of foam board and glue them together. I use two for a smaller cake, three or four for a larger one. It's better to find the foam board on sale because otherwise it's a little pricey, but I can reuse the circles if I get them back, because I always put the cake on its own board sitting on top of the drum. Usually I cover it with tissue paper and then clear cellophane, in a color to coordinate with the cake.

xstitcher Posted 1 May 2009 , 5:27am
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I've done it both ways (with cake circles and foam board).

JayTeresa Posted 1 May 2009 , 5:44am
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Hi there, this is probably a silly question...... What is a cake drum?? icon_smile.gif

Cakepro Posted 1 May 2009 , 5:51am
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1/2" foamcore is the only way to go! icon_smile.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 1 May 2009 , 5:59am
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I use the English style at times for the very bottom base board, simply cause I don't want an exactly round or square base with no measuring. Foam core 1/2" (I like the height it gives) for under each tier. Covered in press and seal. And let me tell you what....a hot knife does wonders when cutting through that stuff.

xstitcher Posted 1 May 2009 , 6:03am
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Originally Posted by JayTeresa

Hi there, this is probably a silly question...... What is a cake drum?? icon_smile.gif




Not a silly question. We all have to figure out all the different cake terms. icon_smile.gif

Here's a link to a cake drum, it's used as the base for your cake and is much thicker than cake circles/boards:

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=902

Here's a pic of a cake drum with a stacked cake on it:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-1320384.html

JayTeresa Posted 1 May 2009 , 6:12am
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Thanks xstitcher for filling me in thumbs_up.gif

anku Posted 1 May 2009 , 6:17am
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Any idea which online site gives you a best deal on cake drums?

__Jamie__ Posted 1 May 2009 , 6:19am
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xsticher linked to the perfect example. The ones you find in your typical craft store, I have made it my mission not to call anything out by name or brands anymore, are not reliable for heavier cakes. One tier...fine. Two tiers and up, and they will fold on you, not much perhaps, but enough to crack your icing or shift your tiers even.

Cakepro Posted 1 May 2009 , 6:22am
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You mean the Wilton cake drums? Yeah, they're crap. Flimsy as all get-out.

__Jamie__ Posted 1 May 2009 , 6:27am
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Heh heh....yeah. Those ones. I know there are people in here who hate it when others call Wilton stuff crap. So I figured I'd quit doing it, cuz there is some stuff I use, and am happy with it. But there are things they make that set people up for disasters too. icon_sad.gif

Deb_ Posted 1 May 2009 , 12:07pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

You mean the Wilton cake drums? Yeah, they're crap. Flimsy as all get-out.




I agree.........put their cake boxes in that category too! icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 1 May 2009 , 12:45pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

You mean the Wilton cake drums? Yeah, they're crap. Flimsy as all get-out.



I agree.........put their cake boxes in that category too! icon_biggrin.gif




I think their boxes are made of tissue paper!

I started to buy a drum once and the lady at the cake supply store told me "Just use 3 cardboards and make your own .... it's cheaper". So I always just wrap 3 together in foil. I never tape or glue them together because the foil holds them together just fine.

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