Where do you get cake boards? Do you make them yourself? What do you use to decorate them?
It depends on the size of the cake.
wedding cakes with square bottom tier - 1/2 inch plywood covered in freezer paper
sheet-style cakes - multiple 19X14 cardboards covered in freezer paper
all others - usually on pre-covered foil 12X12 cardboards.
There are 2 bakery supply shops around here, so I buy them there. If I did more cake I'd probably buy them in bulk online. I either buy the precovered boards for the base, or put a few together and cover them myself. I did a big one recently and used a thick cardboard and covered it with contact paper.
Thanks for the help!
I use foamcore boards from the craft store. For the bottom board, I usually glue two layers of foamcore together and cover with fondant, then glue a ribbon around the edge. For the boards the cake will actually sit on, I use a single layer and cover it with press and seal wrap.
I purchase most of my supplies online. I use GSA and CKSA.
Texas_Rose do you mean a single layer of foamcore for the individual tiers? Then you cover with the self stick wrap? Do you put a center dowel down through yours? I am wondering if the wrap would pull while trying to hammer the dowel through the layers. I was planning to do something like this and wondered if I should cover the foam core with clear contact paper. I'm thinking that might not be considered food safe even though it is used in kitchen shelves. I hadn't thought about using the self stick wrap. I just watched Sugarshack's stacking DVD and she uses foamcore.