Where Do I Find An Extra Long Cake Board?

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MistyGirl2008 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 7:26pm
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I can find the full sheet cake boards but I need one about 3 feet long for a guitar hero cake (shaped like a guitar). What do you ladies do in this instance? Do you make your own? If so, what do you use? I figured I might just need to buy a lightweight board of some kind from the hardware store and cover it in foil.

Thanks for the help!

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Loucinda Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 7:41pm
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1/2" foam core is 30" long by 20" wide. Would that work for you? You can get it at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

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Price Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 7:45pm
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I used 1/2" foam core for my grandson's Guitar Hero cake. I cut a board the shape of the guitar and used that as a templated and board for the cake, and then just used a full sheet of 1/2" foam core under that. It's not one of my favorite cakes that I have made, but it was fun to do.

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MistyGirl2008 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 2:05am
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Thank you both - I think if I lay the guitar at a diagonal on the 30x20 foam board then it should work as the diagonal measurement is 36 inches. I may need to make the neck of the guitar a little shorter but that's ok.

Wasn't sure the foam board would be strong enough but I'll just make sure we lift from underneath to be sure icon_smile.gif

Thanks again!
- Julie

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indydebi Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 2:41am
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When I need a longer board, I start taping them together (with duct tape of course!). It's important to turn the grain of the board in different directions and make sure the taped seams are not on top of each other (like stacking bricks). I use at least 3 layers of cardboard for cakes this big. Cut-n-tape!

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