Cool New Tool

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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!

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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kansaslaura Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 10:58pm
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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!

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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!!

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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!

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

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bobwonderbuns Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 12:45am
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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!




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

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

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

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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!

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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?

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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.

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aej6 Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 3:26am
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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!

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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)?

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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)

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

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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!)

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:11pm
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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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