Cake Board Help!

Decorating By Katiwren Updated 7 Apr 2010 , 8:03pm by BlakesCakes

Katiwren Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 4:06pm
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I am trying to figure out where people get their cake boards? Not the small cardboard ones, but the thick ones that you sit your HUGE cakes on to deliver (usually it's decorated with a ribbon around the edge).

On my last cake, I ended up making my own out of foam board hot-glued together, but I was wondering what other options there are. Can I buy them or do I make them out of wood from a hardwood store? Help!

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idgalpal Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 4:18pm
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Do you mean cake drums? I just ordered some from

Sagebrush Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 4:25pm
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GSA also has cake drums.

Katiwren Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:31pm
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Thank you! I didn't know the name of it, but yes, it is a drum! New to cake making...guess you learn something new every day.

Thanks again!

BlakesCakes Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 7:22pm
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Because cake drums, particulary large ones, are so expensive (and then you add shipping), I make my own using foamcore.

I can get a 20" round out of a single sheet of 1/2 inch foamcore for less than $5. The 1/2 inch foamcore is extremely strong and will hold a multi-tiered cake very easily. This way, I can cover it any way I want (not covering over the silver or gold foil alreay applied to drums) and I don't worry about the cost of not having it returned.


cakesbybeccam Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 7:39pm
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Can you buy foamcore at Walmart or Michaels?

BlakesCakes Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 7:49pm
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You can buy it at Michael's for sure--and sometimes at WalMart.

The 1/2 inch sheets are expensive, but nothing a 40% off coupon won't cure!


dalis4joe Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 7:53pm
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sometime they have them at Michael's ... buy one... get one free... when they do... I buy a lot of them specially the thick ones that are like 5$ ea.


leah_s Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 7:53pm
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Hmmm .. . . I'm buying the drums from CK Products and get 20" ones for just a few cents more than $5 each.

BlakesCakes Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 8:03pm
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Well, mine actually cost me about $2.50............because of the coupons, but since things fluctuate, I didn't want to get anyone's hopes too high..

And a single 20" drum on the countrykitchensa website (for those of us without access to their wholesale site) is $8.30 PLUS shipping........

Just providing reasonable options............


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