Originally Posted by vande3boys
I went to try and buy the mylar and acetate at Home Depot and they looked at me like I was crazy. They sent me to wal-Mart to buy plastice that come in different weights that you use to cover chairs to protect them. Will this work?
my first wrap http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=310123
was done with the stuff from walmart on a roll from the fabric department. it was wobbly- and hard to lift and hold. i ended up with waves, but i think that was more from me smoothing with my hands than the thickness- or lack of sturdiness from the plastic. so the main drawback, is stability i think, it will work, but not as nice. i cant find large mylar anywhere, so for my last one with white chocolate- which turned out the best http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=474003
(minus the little finger smudge in the back top corner where i lifted it)...for this one i went to the craft store joanns and bought two strips of stencil mylar plastic about 5" high by 12" long. i used two and overlapped the edges and taped tightly together. the mylar is much more stiff (it doesnt ripple and wobble like the plastic rolls from walmart when you try to hold them upright covered in heavy chocolate.) and works to make really nice smooth and straight edges. i think i bought the stencil sheets (to make your own stencils) for a dollar and a half each. that covers a 10" round cake easily, one sheet will cover a 5" round cake exactly.