Cake Boards

Decorating By Donnawb Updated 8 Jan 2010 , 4:44am by countrycaker

Donnawb Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 5:30pm
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What does everyone use for the cute cake boards they decorate to match their cakes? What is the acutal board.....styrofoam, cardboard? I'm just a hobby baker for friends and family, and have just started doing this. The cardboard cake boards that are sold at craft stores don't seem thick enough to put a ribbon around the base. I'm looking for someting inexpensive. Thanks!

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_Jamie_ Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 5:36pm
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There should also be, right around the same section, foil covered drums, which 1/2 inch thick. I use those sometimes, or cut them from 1/2 inch foam core, or order sturdier ones from cake supply websites. For heavier or more delicate designed cakes, I cut masonite, cover with fondant or butcher paper and decorate from there.

countrycaker Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 6:00pm
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Here's a good tutorial for making your own cake boards:

juststarted Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 9:56pm
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The link posted by countrycaker is really neat. To get those professional look you can Cover a board in fondant and here is a link for that:

Chippi Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 10:02pm
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Most use foamboard you can get it at Hobby lobby or Michaels although I always get mine at HL. HTH icon_smile.gif

msulli10 Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 10:11pm
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I heard you can also buy foamboard at Staples pretty cheap.

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 10:26pm
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I use foamboard. Cut it with a sharp box cutter. The box cutter I use is shaped like a pocketknife and easier to use than the regular kind. When the blade is fresh, it cuts foamboard like butter. I use the 1/4" thick kind, and will glue two thicknesses together for a tiered cake. I cover it with fondant by rolling the fondant directly on the board and then using stamps or cutters to make a texture on the fondant, then highlight the impressions with luster dust. Glue the ribbon on with Tacky glue. If the board is thicker than your ribbon, glue on two layers, overlapping to the right height. That always comes out looking just fine. I know some people use double sided tape for the ribbon, or straight pins.

Here's a board that I did that way:
You can use rubber stamps to make the impressions on the fondant on the board but not on fondant that will be eaten. For things that will be eaten, use the clear plastic stamps to make impressions icon_biggrin.gif

countrycaker Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:44am
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Very pretty cake board, Texas Rose!

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