Square Cake People - What Do You Use

Decorating By Peridot Updated 6 Jul 2009 , 1:45am by lchris

Peridot Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 4:41pm
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directly under your cake?

What kind of "cardboard" do you use when you do a square cake? Wilton does not make square cake boards? Do you cut your own from a larger one used for a sheet cake?

I hope this thing doesn't post 5 times!!

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Charmed Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 4:47pm
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I use foam boards cut to size of the cake.

Kitagrl Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 4:59pm
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I use round boards....then after the cake is iced and chilled I take an exacto knife and hang it slightly off the countertop and slice right around the edge of the cake. Then stack.

__Jamie__ Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 5:20pm
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Foam boards, I can't stand cardboard of any type, square OR round.

peg818 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 5:27pm
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foam boards. sturdy and easy to cut

mariela_ms Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 5:42pm
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I just switched to using foam core. Cheap, sturdy, and easy to cut!

kokopuff Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 5:53pm
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Are you guys doubling the foam core or do you use one single layer&

mariela_ms Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:03pm
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I use single for like 8 and 10. I double when it's like 12 or more. But if I am stacking I just put 1, and triple the bottom one lol.

__Jamie__ Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:06pm
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Depends. For the very bottom base, the one that you see and gets decorated, 1/2 inch foam core (1 piece). For individual tiers, I usually still use the 1/2 inch, one piece, but occasionally will use the thin board if I don't care about extra height, or am using it under carved cake.

Jolene78 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 6:14pm
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Where do you get your foam boards?

Loucinda Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 1:34am
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I do the same as _Jaime_ - you can get the foam core board at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

lchris Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 1:45am
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Foam core here too. Just cut to size with an exacto knife.
Get mine at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann's, and use a coupon!

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