I have read that a lot of you use foam core instead of the cardboard cake boards? Am I reading that correctly? What are they and where can I find them?
It a much thicker and sturdier board. You can find it at any craft store. Walmart carries it next to the crayola stuff.
A piggyback question, do you use the foamcore in place of a cake board, or just in place of the cardboard rounds?
When I do stacked cakes I use foam core, based on Sugar Shack's DVD, Successful Stacking. I have started using it in addition to my normal cake boards that I use for presentation so I have nice and sturdy foundations on my cakes. I get my foam core at Micheal's with my 50% coupon since here they are $5.99 for each one.
After you cut, just make sure you wipe it down well, or you can cover it with plastic wrap.
I use foamcore board exclusively. No more weak cake circles for me! I use 3/16" foamcore for all cake circles and 1/2" for cake boards. I simply trace a cake pan to get the size I want and cut with a hot knife - available in the woodworking section of Michael's store for about $16.