Cake Boards - ? Wilton...other Heavy Duty Boards...

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mom2spunkynbug Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 9:52pm
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I was wondering what types of boards everyone uses.

I made a dummy cake back in December that was pretty heavy! I had it on a Wilton cake drum (1/2" thickness), now would that be sturdy enough to hold the cake if it had been a REAL cake?! I can't imagine how heavy it would've been if it were real.

What are some good options for cake boards for BIG cakes?

Doesn't Duff use wood? How do you think he covers them so nicely?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions! icon_smile.gif

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Marci Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 10:04pm
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I have used cake drums for cakes weighing 75+ pounds. I haven't had a problem with them. If you want to use wood (or anything else) you can cover them in fondant, in wrapping paper, in fancy foil... pretty much whatever you like.

ps - fancy foil is the foil you can buy at craft stores in the cake aisle. It is heavy than regular foil and will cover better and look better.

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Tona Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 10:17pm
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I use the cake drums for wedding cakes and have not had a problem with them. They tend to work out well for me.

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ssunshine564 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 10:43pm
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I use half inch foam core boards. You can get them a Hobby Lobby. I glue 2 together if it is a large cake. Hobby Lobby has them half price at least twice a month.

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sisspence Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 10:45pm
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I buy foam board from hobby lobby and cut it to what ever size and shape I need it. Depending on how heavy the cake will be, I buy in different that even a word? icon_eek.gif

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christielee Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 12:58pm
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I went to my local lumber yard, and asked if they had any spare pieces of plywood, and got my husband to cut it to the shapes I wanted, and it was FREE!


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deanwithana Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 1:17pm
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Is the foam core board the thickness of a cake drum???? Also, what are ya'll using to cut it?? Scissors???

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slb1956 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 1:19pm
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I had acrylic cut in various sizes and thickness to put my cakes on. They are a return item. but they are well worth it.

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Win Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 1:23pm
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Many of the pros such as Colette Peters even recommend using the foam core boards... I use them for all my cakes, especially since the 1/2" is such a great width for trimming the board with ribbon --and they can be custom cut to match your cake shape. (Simply lay your pan on the board and trace it... then, like a sewing pattern, allow extra when you cut.) I cut my with a box knife. I cover most of my boards with a coordinating fondant. I simply "paint" the board with piping gel and then lay the fondant over that, smooth it, trim it, and then let it set up. I do that at least a day before the cake goes on it.

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