Cake Boards....?

Decorating By klallen21 Updated 10 Jul 2009 , 8:33pm by klallen21

klallen21 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:41pm
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I was wondering...what do you all use or where do you get your cake boards? In the cake galleries, I've noticed a lot of different kinds (circles and squares) depending on the shape of the cake.

Usually cakes are so heavy, you've gotta have something stable to carry it on...

any thoughts, ideas?

Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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Deb_ Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:54pm
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There are so many options.....some people use foam core boards (ya know the poster boards with 1/4" or more of foam in between) they cut them to whatever shape or size they need. Some people use plywood and then cover it, others use cake drums found at baker's supply stores the possibilities are endless.

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klallen21 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 8:54pm
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Thank you so much! Very helpful icon_smile.gif

SweetSweetCreations Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 12:29am
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I have been using the foam board but I usually use several layers taped together and then covered.

klallen21 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:34pm
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good idea....thanks!

cylstrial Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:58pm
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I use masonite boards. You can order them off of the internet. Global Sugar has them as well as Into the Oven. They can support VERY heavy cakes.

potatocakes Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 7:10pm
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This may be a stupid question, but for those who use foamcore, masonite, drums or anything other than cardboard cake circles, do you get your boards back after each cake? It seems those would get expensive if you do a lot of cakes, but at the same time, it would be such a hassle to have to get boards back after every birthday cake.

cylstrial Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 7:16pm
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I like to get my masonite boards back. But if not, you should just build the cost of it into the cake, so that you aren't out the money.

Rylan Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:32am
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I get it made depending on the size I need. We use mdf and melamine boards.

varika Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:41am
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Originally Posted by potatocakes

This may be a stupid question, but for those who use foamcore, masonite, drums or anything other than cardboard cake circles, do you get your boards back after each cake? It seems those would get expensive if you do a lot of cakes, but at the same time, it would be such a hassle to have to get boards back after every birthday cake.




I'd get masonite back, but the rest are not that expensive, when compared to the price one charges for a cake. I mean, the drums I buy are less than $5, and foamcore is cheaper than that.

cylstrial Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:08pm
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Originally Posted by RylanTy

I get it made depending on the size I need. We use mdf and melamine boards.




Ok - you are going to have to tell me more about these things, please!

klallen21 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 8:33pm
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Very interesting things...thanks for all the responses..I've wondered about getting the boards back too...the only time I've asked for it back was when I used plywood for very heavy cakes.

Thanks for keeping this going!

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