I am making a 3D truck (approx 19"x7"x7") and I need to know what to use for the board. I will be raising it above the main board to allow room for the tires. I need something that is easy to cut since I don't have any wood tools. Thank you!
I used foam core board covered with aluminum foil for the fire truck in my pics. I cut out the spaces where the tires go and used a 2x2? board painted black as support underneath the whole thing (you can get them at home depot or Lowes and they will cut it there for you for a small fee). It was about 7 x 18 if I remember correctly.... maybe a little longer, so I wanted support all the way through.
shaibaer, how thick was the foam core board? And where do you buy it? Can you get that at Lowe's also?
Your truck is awesome!! Thank you for the input... I will definitely try that.
I usually use 3/16 thick foam core board. You can get it at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joanns or any art supply shop. I think it also comes in different thicknesses if you feel like the 3/16 isn't sturdy enough for you.... Or you can glue 2 pieces together before you cover them with the foil.
Thanks for your kind words on my fire truck. That was the first time I had ever used fondant!
Foam core is on sale through Saturday at Michael's!
I have been ordering styrofoam sheets from Dallas Foam.... they are WONDERFUL people to deal with and quite reasonable....... I usually get 1" thick boards, and they will cut them to any length or width that you want..... I usually ask for them back with the rest of the cake stuff when I deliver it , and then I use it again and again..... I never worry about having sheet cakes flexing or the icing cracking because of a board that is not sturdy enough.......
Can someone answer this, I have never used foam core boards, But one day i was at A C moore, And I wanted to see what they looked like, So I picked one up (wanted to see how strong it was) And the thing broke right in my hand, So how is that supposed to hold up a cake!! ?