Diy Cake Boards...

Lounge By caked4life Updated 2 Dec 2010 , 9:21pm by cakedout

caked4life Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 8:47pm
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Do you make your own cake boards out of plywood? If so, what thickness do you find works best?

TIA

4 replies
terrylee Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 8:58pm
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The ones I have are 1/2" ply.... but I prefer to use 4 or 5 cake boards (cardboard) stacked, glued and covered with contact paper better because the client doesn't have to worry about returning it.

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 9:05pm
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I make my own too! I layer thick cardboard pieces and cover them with tissue paper, and then celophane so it's food safe.

AmysCakesNCandies Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 9:08pm
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I use pre made vardborads for standard sizes but for custom sizes or really heavy cakes I use 3/8" pressed board, I buy it in large sheets & my husband cuts them for me as I need them.

cakedout Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 9:21pm
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Back in my bakery days, my hubby would make any custom-sized boards from 3/8 - 1/2" plywood. I had quite the collection when I closed the shop! icon_redface.gif

Now when I do a wedding cake here and there, I make my own from several layers of foamcore board. I also buy the cake drums from CK Products for my sheet cakes and sometimes for the base boards.

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