holly_diekemper Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 2:16am
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Wondering what everyone uses for their cake boards or bases?  I've been using cardboard rounds but they aren't strong enough.  Any help is much appreciated!  Thank you!

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Brendabeeper Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 2:36am
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I have been using boards with  piece of wax paper on top and covered with foil papers.  I bake mostly for friends and I get those boards back and remove the foils and reuse the boards.  I  have my husband find some boards at the hardware store and he cuts mine out.   However in Nebraska there is a craft store  MANGELSENS that sell them also. check online or local for these.  .   Good luck

hiyanado Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 2:50am
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i use foam and i cover it with foil

BlakesCakes Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 3:19am
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I cut my own boards from 3/16" foamcore using a hot knife (electrified X-acto). 

 

I don't cover them with anything because I don't want bits of foil, saran, or parchment to come up with the cake after cutting, so I melt some edible soy wax and wipe it on the surface (which I've sanitized using grain alcohol or vanilla extract).  Works great--very sturdy.

 

Rae

AZCouture Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:08am
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The pretty board, the one you see when the cake is all finished? Or the board beneath each tier? Foam core beneath each tier, and a premade drum from CK Products. Sometimes I cut my own drums from 1/2" foam core too...just depends.

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