Can't Find Acetate...any Alternatives

Decorating By tranqlty Updated 31 Jan 2010 , 4:02pm by JodieF

tranqlty Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:59pm
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Called several places in area and no one has acetate...when asking the didn't even know what I was talking does anyone have any suggestions on what I can use to make chocolate wraps for a cake? Thanks!

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Doug Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 5:02pm
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just two souces:

(have google -- will find! used "cake acetate wrap band" as search key)

leah_s Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 5:10pm
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Did you call an art supplies store?

prterrell Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 7:00pm
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Are you usin for FBCT? If so, I use overhead projector sheets. I got them from the copy center at Office Depot. They sold me individual sheets for a quarter each.

PinkLisa Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 11:22pm
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I just found acetate at Pearl Paint an arts store. I ended up buying mylar though since it's a bit stronger but still flexible. How about the sheets used to make stencils? You can find them at AC Moore and Michaels.

JodieF Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 1:08am
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I used freezer paper for the cake in my great!


tranqlty Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:01pm
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Thanks so much for all the ideas...I live in a small town so I'm limites on stores...The closest art supply store is 2 hours...lucky for me my sis lives there and I'm there quite often...I will look for freeze paper...that may be my best bet...thanks JodieF your cake lookes awesome...PinkLisa where did you find the mylar?

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:16pm
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I bought my acetate sheets at JBPrince.

abbys Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:17pm
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I also use projector sheets that I got at an Office Supply store, I had call Michaels and they had no idea what I was talking about.

JodieF Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:02pm
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One really nice thing about using the freezer paper is that you can measure around your cake, then cut the paper to the correct length. I folded the paper in into thirds lenghtwise to make it easier to handle. Plus, of course, you can buy it at grocery stores and Wal-Mart!


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