I'm just starting out in cake decorating. Made a few cakes for the fam. And I've noticed that cake boards are so expensive. 4 boards for 3-4 dollars. Seriously? A dollar a board? I digress. I've been going to the dollar tree and buying those foam-based project boards and can make about 4-5 depending on the size pan. Pretty cool! And they're pretty sturdy too. All the cakes in my pics have used these boards. Need a cake drum? Double or triple up the boards and I wrap them all in foil. Has anyone else done this before? Just trying to help out some people. I'm just trying to be frugal. I think they're amazing to get 4 boards for 25 cents.
Happy baking :-)
AYes, a ton of us do that, but good one on you for figuring it out for yourself :-) I don't think they're very sanitary, so I cover mine in waxed paper if they are directly under a cake. Also, the boards are much less expensive if you buy them from a cake store, rather than a hobby store. I think the 8" were about .25¢ each the last time I bought them from the cake shop, but I get mine wholesale now, (I have a business) so, I think they are about $12-$15 for a hundred ;-) I regularly use them for flipping my cakes, or to dry gumpast or fondant and just toss them in the recycling.
AYeah, i cover all of the boards in foil or wax paper. Wow! I never even thought of wholesale. My mom has a wholesale license for her business. Maybe I can ask her for a little birthday present. ;) thanks for your input
You guys are lucky! In Australia, I just looked at some of mine (they write the prices on the back) and I paid $4.50 for a 6 inch square board and $6.50 for a 11 inch round.
I have some boards made out of craftwood that hubby cut 20 years ago. I just keep recovering them. Being reasonably thick they have not warped when I have washed the old glue off.
I use foamcore boards as well.
I find the ones from the dollar stores to be "odd" and somewhat flimsy compared to the ones I get from Michael's or Joann. I prefer the heavier paper coating on those. When on sale, the price is very comparable.
I don't cover the boards with anything because I don't want foil/paper/saran to come up when the cake is cut. I melt edible soy wax in the microwave and wipe on a thin coat after having sanitized the board with vanilla extract or grain alcohol.
AThanks for everyone's info. BlakesCakes I just happen to see foam core boards at michaels a couple days ago 4 for $5. Thanks again
which size for that price ? if large size, maybe that price
Anna, where do you get these? Glad to see you back.
I always have a single board the same size as the cake under it before putting it on the display board. That way whatever decorative covering I use will not come up with the cake.
ABatterUp, this is an old thread that a spammer resurrected. I don't think Anna will see your post.
AActually, I bet Anna will see it. She's still active. And it's not too terribly old..January of 2013.
AOh, ok. I thought I read a post from her recently saying she wasn't going to be on here much anymore because she has joined a new Facebook group.
AHa ha! She did. We love it there. But we still come check things out here as well.