does anyone use anything else beside cardboard to ice their cakes on? i was thinking about using foam board but not sure of thickness to use.
where can i get them pre cut? when you do your price list do you add the cost to the customer?
would really love to hear what everyone is using
For me, it depends on how heavy the cake is. A lot of times, I do use foamcore. I get mine at Hobby Lobby and they will cut them to whatever size you want (in the framing department) for .50 cents a cut.
No Hobby Lobby by me, is there anywhere else i can look?
Any craft store, such as Michael's should have it. Or any place that sells art supplies. You might also be able to talk a picture frame shop into selling you a sheet. When I'm making a lot of cakes, I buy it by the case online. I'm not making so many these days, so I watch the sales at the craft stores and buy a few sheets at a time. It's great stuff.
Also remember the foam board isn't food safe so you need to cover it in something like press and seal first. I am just lazy so I double or triple up my cardboards, glue or tap them together and I do cover them with press and seal so they stay together better.
I also so at Hobby Lobby they have coroplast cake boards which are water and grease proof. I still think I'd need to double them for strength.