Lately I have been doing several layers of cardboard (with corrugations running in different directions on the different pieces). Pretty paper on top, and then cover the stack with Press N Seal wrap. Hot glue a ribbon around the edge.
i guess it depends on how heavy the cake will be..for a layer not too heavy cake..cardboard will do for me..2 cardboards.. for layered cakes..Plywood is the best..cheaper and reusable..foil and fondant..
The email notifier must not be working. Thanks everyone for the help.I do mostky small cakes so i may check out the dollar store for foam boards. I dont have the tools for cutting plywood, although I like that idea. I like to do practice cakes as I feel im not that good. so a lot of them are for friends birthdays. ive lost plenty of boards so I like the idea of a disposable one! Thanks and Happy cakin!
On larger cakes I use 1/2 inch foamboard and for smaller ones I just use the 3/16 inch foamboard. I use scrapbook paper or wrapping paper and then cover it with clear contact paper to keep the board from getting greasy from the cake. It is light and it does not bend under the weight. I've made some pretty heavy cakes and not had a problem. I also like to trim it with scrapbook ribbon which is exactly the right width for the foamboard.
We buy a 2X4 sheet of 1/2 in thick inch particle board from lowes or home depot. My husband cuts it down to the size needed, and it works great for us. Its only 5 bucks and we can get about 8-10 boards
I need to cover plywood with fondant to be the base of a pretty large cake. If I understand correctly, I just need to slightly wet the plywood and the fondant will stick. Is that correct? Does anyone have any other suggestions that works better. Does piping gel work any better? I'm a little nervous
Once a year or so Hubby orders me a Pallet..Yes a pallet which is about $500.00 of 1/2 inch honey combed cardboard from a local distributer...We then cut most of the boards to fit my standard size slab cake box and leave extra for custom sizes...Then we stack it all in my basement.Best cardboard ever..very sturdy.