Foam Board Vs Cake Board

Decorating By neilbaldwyn Updated 29 Sep 2011 , 8:25pm by BlakesCakes

neilbaldwyn Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 2:00pm
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I wondered if my 5mm foam poster board would be suitable to use as a cake board or do you need to use a special type of card?

I'm making an irregular shaped cake and can't find a cardboard cake board i could use between the tiers, whereas the foam board is real easy to cut to shape.

Hope that makes sense?


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momg9 Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 2:10pm
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I use foam boards all the time. Not sure what size, but it's the thinnest one that Michaels carries.

neilbaldwyn Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 2:14pm
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Fantastic, do you wrap your boards in anything or does the cake go straight on it?

momg9 Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 2:21pm
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I wrap them in press n seal if they are going on top of another cake. If it's for the bottom base, I wrap in foil.

MadMillie Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 2:21pm
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I wipe mine with vodka then use food safe shrink wrap and adhere with a heat gun.

BlakesCakes Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 8:25pm
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I use foamboard for all of my cakeboards. I wipe it down with vanilla extract (high alcohol content) and then use melted soy wax to seal it.

I never wrap my boards with anything because I don't want bits of it to get into the cake as it's being cut.


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