Foam Core Board?????

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patiese1 Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 9:37pm
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Hi wonderful CCers
I keep reading about foam core board. What is is? Where do you get it? Thanks in advance for the help.

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caseyhayes Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 9:59pm
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I had to ask the same thingicon_smile.gif Foam core board is the poster board at crafts stores that have foam in them. Understand? I don't know if I explained that good enough...HTH

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kakeladi Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 11:26pm
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Yes, it is poster board of two sides with a thin layer of styro inbetween them. It comes in several thicknesses.
Available at any art supply store. HobbyLobby; Michael's; etc.
Personally I don't like using it - mainly because I can *NEVER!* get it cut smoothly plus it is NOT pkg'd food safe. I prefer to use cake circles that are made for food use.

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kitcae Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 1:09am
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Just wanted to say... be sure to cover your foamcore. I have never used foamcore (yet), but if you look in my posts under"How do you make ribbon cake boards" they'll tell you what you can use to cover your boards.

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Horselady Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 11:14am
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Wal mart happened to have some red on one side green on the other foam core that they put on clearance! I bought two sheets and cut two 14x14 squares glued them together and then covered with marble style contact paper. This is my base for my square cakes and I reuse it. (Not pro and only for friends or clubs I belong to). Anywar its about 1/2" thick and I never transport stacked so I love it. I have mesonite for the round base board but it is so thin.

As for between layers I just buy circles. Cutting them out takes way too much time! Hth

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