I am very new to this and was wondering about cake boards. I purchased the cardboard ones from Michaels and found them too thin. Can you purchase them thicker or do you make them yourself? I used an oblong board and thought my cake was going to fold in half..Mine are very plain..
I'm interested in an answer to this too. I've used two board stacked and glued together for heavier cakes, but I was wondering if they make anything sturdier.
Sugarshack has all kinds of great tips in her dvd's including using 1/2 inch foam core boards that you can get at craft stores. I have not tried them yet but they look really sturdy
I cut mine out of foam core (which I buy when it's 50% off of 1.99) . I also bought a thing to cut the foam core at Hobby Lobby for about 13 bucks..works great.
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Thank you for the responses. I am going to try the foam core boards tomorrow..BTW, Youtube is my best friend...lol..I have learned so much by just watching "how to's"
I always use carboard cake circles. I use them single between tiers on my tiered cakes and for my cake base I tape 3 or 4 of them together and cover with whatever kind of paper, fabric or material that I'm using, then add a ribbon around that.
I would never use just one of them to support a cake. If it's a two layer 8" cake I use two of them. Foamcore isn't always available to me so I've made these work for me and I've never had any trouble with them supporting my cakes.
you can get nice thick cake drums that are white or covered in gold or silver foil, fondant source .com (no spaces) sells them for a great price.
I use either the Wilton cake drums - the ones that come covered in silver already - if I want a plain base. Sometimes I completely decorate the board to match the cake, so I glue 3 cardboard rounds together, cover with fondant, and wrap with coordinating ribbon. I like covering with coordinating fondant so that I can use different impression mats to give the board a neat texture sometimes!
For my squares and rectangles I have plywood or pressboard that I have cut to size and cover in foil. I need to make some round ones cause I LOOOOVE how sturdy the boards feel!
thanks everyone for the input..all the info is so helpful..now, time to price compare..