Cool New Tool

Decorating By Mommyofseven Updated 6 Jul 2011 , 6:34am by josefina20

Mommyofseven Posted 16 May 2010 , 8:33pm
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I love finding cake tools that are intended for other uses. I asked my dh to help me cut a 12 inch round cake board out of foamcore. He pulled out his drywall circle cutter. Not only does it make a perfect circle but it cuts through the foam with no mess. Simply choose the size of circle you want and use the tool like a math compass. If you are using the thicker foamcore you can turn it over and trace on the other side too and viola a nice circle board ready to use.
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anasazi17 Posted 16 May 2010 , 8:35pm
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That is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing...I see a trip to Home Depot in the near future for me!

mamawrobin Posted 16 May 2010 , 8:36pm
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Hi mommyofseven it is great finding new cool tools. Between my grandchildren (playdough) and son (drywall) I have alot of interesting things in my tool box. thumbs_up.gif

There are alot of drywall tools that are perfect for decorating.

chellescountrycakes Posted 16 May 2010 , 8:37pm
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wonderful tip!! Thank you!!

kaseyrconnect Posted 16 May 2010 , 8:57pm
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How cool. Thanks for the tip.

alene Posted 16 May 2010 , 9:00pm
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Wow, that's great! Yes, I'll have to get one. Thanks!!

TracyLH Posted 16 May 2010 , 9:20pm
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Thanks for sharing this! icon_biggrin.gif

alene Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 9:01pm
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Well, after reading Mommyfoseven's post, I purchased my own drywall circle cutter and wouldn't trade it for anything. Works great!

Mb20fan Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 9:17pm
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Yay!!! So glad I found this thread!!! Thank you for sharing that. I HATE using a an exacto to cut my boards (not the little one, but the bigger one that's easier to grip) - it's so hard to get the edges smooth.

My honey just got something new added to his list... icon_wink.gif

mbasic Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 9:20pm
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Thanks for the great tip!

bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 9:36pm
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(Drool drool...) I WANT ONE.... (drool drool...) icon_biggrin.gif

debster Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 10:00pm
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bobwonderbuns.........thanks for making me lol at your comment!!!!! I also wouldn't mind one , I've yet to try the foam cord board. Is it sturdy to stack tiers on? I love using the large plastic plumbers pipe for making ribbons and bows.

Kellbella Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 10:13pm
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Another cake gadget..YEAH!! Thanks for sharing this...it is sooo hard for me to cut foamcore icon_cry.gif I will have to make a run to Home Depot for sure.

infinitsky Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 10:30pm
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Thanks for sharing, it is so cool. I have been looking for a tool like this to cut baking paper for the bottom of the pans. Oh god, I am so excited I might go and buy it tonight.

kansaslaura Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 10:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mamawrobin

There are alot of drywall tools that are perfect for decorating.




Makes perfect sense after all, because drywall mud is the buttercream of the carpentry world!

Evoir Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 10:59pm
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I know you can buy scrapbooking cutters that cut circles similar to this. I am guessing though a drywall tool is a lot cheaper!!

NerdyGirl Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 11:07pm
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I've officially added this to my Christmas wish list, besides a hacksaw and Xacto knife. My family is starting to wonder about me! Awesome idea!

snowshoe1 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 11:32pm
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Oh wow - I could have used one of those about an hour ago!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 12:45am
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Originally Posted by prettymarysunlight

I've officially added this to my Christmas wish list, besides a hacksaw and Xacto knife. My family is starting to wonder about me! Awesome idea!




icon_eek.gif A hacksaw??? For what, leveling? icon_lol.gif

conchita Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 12:52am
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wow thank you so much for sharing this tool!

AnotherCreation Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 1:24am
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lowes ...here i come icon_biggrin.gif

Evoir Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 2:10am
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I used to use a hacksaw for cutting dowels. Now I just use a fab pair of secatuers!

jenscreativity Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 2:19am
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Home Depot..here I come!! HOw much do these range about?? Just curious! Thanks for the awesome tip..and can you cut other shapes with this besides just round?

3GCakes Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 2:32am
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Ever been to the "cake board store" and can't decide which sizes of boards to buy, and in what amounts? Will I do 10 12 inch cakes this month? Will I do 4 10 inch cakes in the next 3 months? Who the heck knows?

Seriously...how much easier is it to just buy foam core and be able to cut it out easily and less messily?

I should SOOOO write infomercials...but really, OP...great find.

Thanks for posting.

aej6 Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 3:26am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by infinitsky

Thanks for sharing, it is so cool. I have been looking for a tool like this to cut baking paper for the bottom of the pans. Oh god, I am so excited I might go and buy it tonight.





I DID go buy one tonight....thank you OP!
$9.65 at Home Depot!

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:41am
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Hey Mommyofseven, is there a brand name on that cutter? And how much did it cost (if you don't mind me asking)?

leafO Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:50am
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oooh! I want one!

just added it to my amazon wish list icon_smile.gif

(someone asked how much they are, The one on amazon is about $11)

madgeowens Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 4:17am
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Yes but are they food safe?

leah_s Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:00pm
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And even better, it looks like there's a hole in the center. (Thinking SPS of course!)

cakeandpartygirl Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:11pm
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

Yes but are they food safe?




But if you cover your board with press n seal who cares! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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