What Am I Doing Wrong With This Foam Core Board ?????

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 30 Jun 2009 , 12:58am by __Jamie__

Mikel79 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 8:34pm
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When I cut my foam core board it comes out with the top being wider than the bottom. Please refer to my pic.

I like the look that foamcore board gives cakes. For those who use this type of board, please provide me with some useful tips on how to cut them. By the way, I also have a hot knife and it is a piece of junk. I do not get any better results out of it compared to my X-acto knife.
LL

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Valli_War Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 8:37pm
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Picture looks as if you are holding your knife at an angle. If you hold it straight, you won't have this problem. You are holding it so that the tip of the knife is towards you slightly not straight down. HTH.

Texas_Rose Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 8:39pm
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You may get better results with a box cutter than an x-acto knife.

tmcakes Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 8:57pm
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Your holding you knife on an angle. When ever I cut my boards I always use a pointed kitchen knife (I keep one in my cake tool box) stand my board up and insert the knife completly through the board and cut using a saw motion. HTH Christe

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:07pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Valli_War

Picture looks as if you are holding your knife at an angle. If you hold it straight, you won't have this problem. You are holding it so that the tip of the knife is towards you slightly not straight down. HTH.




Yep. Happens to me too sometimes. Usually, I go back and trim it straight if I feel like it. Most times I leave it alone, and flip it over, so the straight ede is up for my icing guide.

Mikel79 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:34pm
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You all are amazing!!!!!

It was the angle of my knife. Look at the new pic now.....


Thanks again!!!!
LL

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:36pm
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I love foam core. See how much height it adds to your tiers??

SharonK1973 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:44pm
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Two things...
1.) where do you get foamcore that thick? I can only find it at Joann's 1/4" thick!
2.) that slant cut comes in very handy for topsy turvy cakes according to the new sugarshack DVD.

Loucinda Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:49pm
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Michaels has the 1/2 inch thick foamcore.

Mikel79 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:56pm
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I bought my foam core at Michael's. But, I also seen it at my local Wal-mart here in my area... Hobby Lobby sells this as well.

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:56pm
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Michaels. I'm going to start ordering mine in bulk though, as soon as I find a good place. Haven't even looked yet.

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 10:07pm
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Oh...and get a nice craft mat, I think mine is a Martha Stewart, keeps the blade on track a little better.

PoodleDoodle Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:48am
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Tell me, is the foam iced as an extension of the cake or is the foam just the board the cake sits on?

In other words, is the foam the exact same size as the cake or larger?

This is very interesting. Can't wait to hear back.

PoodleDoodle Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:49am
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Tell me, is the foam iced as an extension of the cake or is the foam just the board the cake sits on?

In other words, is the foam the exact same size as the cake or larger?

This is very interesting. Can't wait to hear back.

PoodleDoodle Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:50am
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Tell me, is the foam iced as an extension of the cake or is the foam just the board the cake sits on?

In other words, is the foam the exact same size as the cake or larger?

This is very interesting. Can't wait to hear back.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:55am
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I always cut the board slightly larger than the cake, so I have a good guide for my bench scraper to ride along. So, when it's all done, yes, it is iced to the same dimension? as the cake.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:56am
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I always cut the board slightly larger than the cake, so I have a good guide for my bench scraper to ride along. So, when it's all done, yes, it is iced to the same dimension? as the cake.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:58am
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I always cut the board slightly larger than the cake, so I have a good guide for my bench scraper to ride along. So, when it's all done, yes, it is iced to the same dimension? as the cake.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:58am
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I always cut the board slightly larger than the cake, so I have a good guide for my bench scraper to ride along. So, when it's all done, yes, it is iced to the same dimension? as the cake.

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