Quick Poll About New Foamcore Cake Boards

Decorating By Jeff_Arnett Updated 15 Oct 2009 , 4:06am by CakeMommyTX

Jeff_Arnett Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:18pm
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THe manufacturer I've been working with is curious if decorators would prefer to buy a pack of 6 same sized boards vs. a single board purchase? They can offer them at a better price in a pack of 6, plus the savings in shipping versus the cost of shipping one at a time is also a consideration.

What do you think?

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sugarMomma Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:31pm
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If ordered by mail only, sure a six pack makes more sense. When i purchase boards from the cake supply store in town though, I like the option of buying single boards.

So I can't really vote because my answer is "it depends.."

Jeff_Arnett Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by sugarMomma

If ordered by mail only, sure a six pack makes more sense. When i purchase boards from the cake supply store in town though, I like the option of buying single boards.

So I can't really vote because my answer is "it depends.."


These will be via order unless you live in upstate NY.

Uniqueask Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:17pm
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I would perfer the six pack same size, I think it would be more economical, in price.

Is there a discount if you live upstate NY

KHalstead Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:22pm
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I agree it kind of depends........would be nice to have both options.........while there will definintely be times when I'd like to "stock up" on certain sizes........it might also be nice to order all at once for the next 3 tiered cake orders I have and get 2-6",3-8",1-9",1-10",2-12" something like that.........I wouldn't necesarily JUST be ordering only 1 cake board when purchasing them singly.

jewels710 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:29pm
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Jeff,
I'd like to know, where do you get them from?
Thanks,
Julie

SimplyIced Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:32pm
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Jeff- Any idea when we can order these darn things??? I'm SO EXCITED to order and I've been holding off purchasing any more sheets of foamcore just for this reason! If it's going to be ahwile though, I guess I'll have to cut my own out icon_sad.gif

Also, any idea at all on prices?? I think we are all curious! THANKS!!

KathyTW Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:36pm
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I like the idea of a six or eight pack of varied sizes, I'd hate to have to order 6 8", 6 10" and 6 12".

Maybe both ways is adventagous- a six pack of one size and a six pack of varied sizes.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Uniqueask

I would perfer the six pack same size, I think it would be more economical, in price.

Is there a discount if you live upstate NY


No....that's just where the company is located.....you can pick up stuff at their factory as well as order.

Uniqueask Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:46pm
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Originally Posted by KathyTW

I like the idea of a six or eight pack of varied sizes, I'd hate to have to order 6 8", 6 10" and 6 12".

Maybe both ways is adventagous- a six pack of one size and a six pack of varied sizes.




I agree

Jeff_Arnett Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyIced

Jeff- Any idea when we can order these darn things??? I'm SO EXCITED to order and I've been holding off purchasing any more sheets of foamcore just for this reason! If it's going to be ahwile though, I guess I'll have to cut my own out icon_sad.gif

Also, any idea at all on prices?? I think we are all curious! THANKS!!


They're hoping to be ready within a week to start selling them....I still don't know prices....just supposed to be "very competitive".

__Jamie__ Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:56pm
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Let's see.

1 small 6" board at what, maybe a buck most?

Shipping for one small board, what $5.00 at the least?

No brainer----packs of boards please.

tiggy2 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by LURVELY

Let's see.

1 small 6" board at what, maybe a buck most?

Shipping for one small board, what $5.00 at the least?

No brainer----packs of boards please.



Dotto!!!

SimplyIced Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 8:23pm
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YES!! I can hardly wait! I hope the prices are "competitive" enough.

I've been thinking about this for weeks. I'm such a nerd. Thanks again JEFF!!!

I'm sure we'll be the first to know, right?!?!?!?!? icon_smile.gif

Uniqueask Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:55am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_Arnett

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uniqueask

I would perfer the six pack same size, I think it would be more economical, in price.

Is there a discount if you live upstate NY

No....that's just where the company is located.....you can pick up stuff at their factory as well as order.




Where upstate is the factory located ? I live upstate NY.

CakeJediChic Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 2:27am
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so my question is, is Foam CORE and Foam BOARD the same thing?

leah_s Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 3:13am
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Well, I have to say that I buy the cardboards by the 100 (or larger) case. I can't see value in purchasing 1 board and paying shipping on it. Heck I can't see driving to the cake supplies store to buy 1 board.

loulou2 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 3:31am
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I like the idea of being able to buy a package of assorted sizes. No way I'm going to buy just 1 board & certain sizes are used more frequently so a variety is the way to go.

CakeMommyTX Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 4:06am
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I like the pack of 6 boards.
My most popular size is 12" and then 10" so to be able to but those 2 sizes in a 6 pack would be awesome.
And of course I would get a pack of 6" and 8" just to have on hand.
I pay $2.50 per sheet of foam board, I only buy it when it is 1/2 off and I by the thick stuff so I only need one layer.
I can get two 12" and one 8" or three 10" from a single board, so they cost me under a dollar each, including covering them.
Will these prices be able to compare to that because I so would love to never have to cut another board again!

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