I thought I'd share that I found 20 x 30 boards at Dollar Tree for $1..... you can order online if yours doesn't carry, and they will ship to the store!!Walmart sells them for under $3. $1 Wins!!!!
Not to burst a bubble, but at my Dollar Tree, they have foam core boards, too.
They are very poor quality, the surface is dull, and I know from experience that things DO seep into the paper coating much more quickly than with the foam core that I get from Michael's or Hobby Lobby (slightly thicker and a much, much heavier paper surface).
I honestly don't think they compare in quality to the boards from Michael's or HL.
In a pinch, I would tape 2 or 3 together for a decorative bottom board--but NOT for a very large/heavy cake--they just seem to bend tooooooo easily.
Thank you for sharing but I saw them at Dollar Tree and got all excited until I looked closely. Watch for sales at Michaels and AC Moore (hopefully they are near you). I've gotten them there for anywhere betwwen $1. & $1.50 on sale and they were much better. A couple of weeks ago AC Moore had them for $1.29.
No they are not the same quality, but That is what i use them for....a bottom board,thay work perfectly! i double, cover, add feet(with scraps, allows me to move easily), and ribbon...all for under $2. I just did a 3 tier- 14, 10, 6, square grad cake...actually 2, and it must have weighed 30 lbs. or more. it didnt bend and it traveled 70 miles. I'm happy to save when I can, and have a great presentation of my cake!
i too will get them there. -- MUCH more economical as DollarTree is right here where I live and Michaels/A C Moore/Hobby Lobby are all almost 40 miles away. So cheaper to buy boards here -- even if I have to double them up.
HINT -- instead of taping them together which still allows flexing...
GLUE them together. I use spray adhesive (do this OUTDOORS!)
if only need board no wider than narrow dimension of the foamcore --rotate one layer 90 degrees, glue and trim --- will be very strong.
Can you guys a post a picture to see what they look like? Thanks.
Just wondering if these boards that you are talking about are the same as the Wilton Cake Boards that you can purchase from Wal-Mart? I know that on a lot of the cakes that I have done, I have had to stack a couple of the Wilton Cake Boards together in order to support the weight of the cake and if I can buy some of the same boards from the Dollar Tree, it would save me a lot of money in the long run.
you can look on my pics....my cakes are sitting on them...esp. the blue graduation cake. you can see how the cake board sits off the table a bit, enough to get fingers under to pick up. I use scraps to make "legs" and this gives extra support. I hot glue together...and cover with contact paper.One cake has scrap book paper covered with clear contact. Sometimes i use fondant. The actual cake is sitting on a wilton cake round. I only put on decorated cake board when i'm finished decorating the actual cake. The cake does not touch the contact paper.
Oh yeah, they look so nice some ppl actually save them and give them back...lol. Remember to use double stick tape to secure cake. i just loop some duct or clear. It will be slick, and you dont want your cake sliding in the car, or when you move, just ask me how i know...grrr.
Thats a cool idea!! On the graduation cake, how many foamcores did you put together?
are these the same boards that we used to use for science and history fair projects?
Yes, were are these boards located in Michaels. What department?
I've only bought them on sale and then they were on an endcap. I believe you'll find them near the oaktag and art supplies.
You can find them at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, like wherever the school supplies are. HOpe this helps!