Plexiglass Cake Boards?

Decorating By tootie0809 Updated 8 Mar 2013 , 6:35pm by CAKIE BAKIE

tootie0809 Posted 21 May 2010 , 1:41pm
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A venue I deal with is requesting that I bring my cakes in on "clear or Plexiglass" cake boards. Does anyone have any idea where I could get something like that?

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leah_s Posted 21 May 2010 , 1:45pm
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Did they say why? Do all the cake designers do that?

A glass company generally has plexi they can cut for you. $$$

tootie0809 Posted 21 May 2010 , 2:20pm
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They said they want to be able to see through to the cake stand or plateau. They said one of the other vendors brings them in like this. I priced out some plexi sheets online and you're right, cha-ching!

-Tubbs Posted 21 May 2010 , 2:31pm
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How strange. I would ask for clarification...

terrylee Posted 21 May 2010 , 2:38pm
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You know I have used clear class as a cake base but never plex-glass.....other than it not being breakable.

For the price to have it cut it scratches so easily, even if you put a board under the cake for cutting. I just had a mirror and a clear glass plate cut by a glass company in town 14" squares and it was about $40.00....not to bad....they don't scratch as easy and don't dull.....

dalis4joe Posted 21 May 2010 , 2:59pm
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would they sell that at local hardware stores?

tootie0809 Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:01pm
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I guess they just don't like that my normal boards are wider than the base of the cake and that they can't see the top of the stand. Hmmmmm, I personally like a nice cake board underneath and think it adds to the presentation of the cake, but I think I'm going to just do them on smaller boards so there's less of a border. I've never had anyone have any issue with the size of the board I use, so it is a bit strange, but they're a great venue and get me lots of business, so I need to work on something they are happy with.

leah_s Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:05pm
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Ah, it does sound like your base board is too wide, or their plateau is too small. For example, I put a 10" round on a 14'' drum, and set that on a 14" plateau.

DianeLM Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:46pm
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I'm curious too. A few months ago, I delivered cupcakes to a venue where a rented plexiglass cupcake tower was provided. It was so scratched and scuffed, I was hesitant to put my cupcakes on it. Really looked bad.

Donnagardner Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:52pm
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You can buy already cut peices at Lowes and Home Depot but I am not sure of the sizes. They are not that expensive either.

metria Posted 21 May 2010 , 4:02pm
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maybe you can contact that other vendor they mentioned and see what they use?

KHalstead Posted 23 May 2010 , 1:55pm
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wonder if they said "plexiglass" but meant acrylic?

sweetcakes Posted 24 May 2010 , 2:57pm
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how about getting glass table tops, HObby Lobby sells ones that are pretty thick and have a bevelled edge, still putting a cake board under the cake though to protect the glass from scratches.

Jayde Posted 25 May 2010 , 12:04am
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You can get an already cut glass tabletop from any Michaels or Hobby Lobby and use a coupon while you are at it. I usually get the ones at HL and with the 40% off they are less than $20. They have several different sizes to choose from too.

Minstrelmiss Posted 25 May 2010 , 12:16am
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

wonder if they said "plexiglass" but meant acrylic?

yeah, acrylic is a lot stronger, (hubby's a glazer)

hollyml Posted 25 May 2010 , 6:24am
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I doubt they meant to specify plexiglass vs. acrylic (I don't even know what the difference is) if all they want is for it to be transparent. But you can go to TAP Plastics and get any size and shape you want cut from a variety of clear, non-breakable materials. And if you tell them what it's for, they can give you some good advice about the best material for the purpose. I've never found it to be expensive, though I admit I've never asked for a cake board!

JanH Posted 26 May 2010 , 9:25pm
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bobbieriddles Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 4:43pm
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You can get them from Tap Plastics. I just received mine in the mail! I can't wait to use them to ganache a cake! :)

Sonya Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 6:15pm
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You can get plexiglass at Lowe's and have them cut it for you. However they only cut squares or rectangles they would not cut rounds for me when I asked.

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