LizzieAylett Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 7:04pm
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Hi, I'm just starting out as a hobbyist, and a lot of the cake tutorials etc recommend the use of those thin cardboard cake boards on the bottom of each tier.

Can anyone please recommend a place where I can buy them in the UK (specifically Scotland). I've tried eBay and googling it, but either they're more expensive than the thick silver ones or come in massive bulk quantities. I'd only want a few of various sizes.

Thanks,
Lizzie

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BakingIrene Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 7:55pm
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What the tutorials recommend is the standards bakers corrugated circle that has one side treated with grease resistant coating.

Please do not ask for "thin" cake cards as you will get the floppy things that are nowhere near adequate for moving tiers around safely.

Please search online for "bakers circles" and make sure the picture shows that it is corrugated.

SoDivine Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 8:06pm
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Any local cake shop should have them and they are cheap!

You need to google "single thick cake card" or "board" and this will give you lots of options.

I know Cake Stuff is in Scotland but they are mail order only and the cost of shipping will be a bit disproportionate for a few thin boards....

Relznik Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene

What the tutorials recommend is the standards bakers corrugated circle that has one side treated with grease resistant coating.

Please do not ask for "thin" cake cards as you will get the floppy things that are nowhere near adequate for moving tiers around safely.

Please search online for "bakers circles" and make sure the picture shows that it is corrugated.



We don't have the corrugated cards here in the UK.

Lizzie - try www. almond art . com (remove all the spaces!)

They've just re-done their website, so I'm not sure where to find it... but if you type 'card' into the search box you will see all the cards they do (starting with white plastic, going on to the silver ones).

Hope this helps.

Suzanne x

LizzieAylett Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 8:42pm
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Thanks, Suzanne, I've had a look at that site. It seems really good but when I tried to order it would only let me have the overnight delivery option for a much higher price than I am willing to pay. I've emailed their support to ask why I can't just get it posted normally, so will have to wait and see.

It's definitely a good place to get stuff if I can sort out the delivery issue.

Thanks.

Relznik Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 8:48pm
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That's odd... I just logged in and, just for a test, added a 10" round cake card.

It gave me the option to have it sent 1st class for £2.50.

They should get back to you quite quickly tomorrow... I've always been very impressed with their customer service!

LizzieAylett Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 8:54pm
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I did order several different sizes, so maybe it's too big for "normal delivery". If so, I'll just cut down my order as I was only getting more to save on delivery icon_smile.gif

Relznik Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 8:57pm
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Yes, maybe... Speak to them tomorrow; they're ever so helpful! icon_smile.gif

LizzieAylett Posted 30 Aug 2012 , 8:40am
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So, I just got a nice reply and they say that they will only post out if the order is under 1kg. Now I need to work out the maximum I can get, while still being under the weight limit.

Thanks for your help icon_smile.gif

Relznik Posted 30 Aug 2012 , 8:49am

I'd email them again and ask if they can give you an idea how many boards would come in under a kilo, then.

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