Cake Boards

Decorating By chrisviz Updated 22 Sep 2010 , 11:11pm by chrisviz

chrisviz Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 10:25pm
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Where does everyone get their cake boards? I am talking about the sturdy, thick ones, probably 3/4 - 1" thick that you would use as a base. I live in a rather small town and the only thing available is the flimsy little cardboard ones that you would use under each layer. In the past, I have had to hot glue several together to try to make a thick base. Any info on the best type/place to purchase online would be great!

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flamingobaker Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 10:51pm
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That is what I do, too, for round ones - it's less expensive than buying pre-made cake drums.

For sheet cakes I use 1/2 in foamcore board.

chrisviz Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 10:54pm
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Ah ha! So they are called cake drums?

debbief Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 10:56pm
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My dh just sawed up a bunch of different size pieces of plywood for me. I wrap those in coordinating paper and cover with food save plastic wrap or just wrap it in freezer paper with the shiny side up sometimes. And sometimes I cover it with fondant and decorate it right along with the cake.

CWR41 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 10:59pm
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You can find cake drums at lots of places online... they're available in white, silver, and gold. Your local Wal-Mart might even stock a few sizes, but they usually only carry the silver ones.

chrisviz Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:11pm
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Thanks so much for the info!

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