I have always used Wilton cake boards for my cakes, but it takes three boards for 1/2 sheet and 4 or more boards for a full sheet cake. I was looking at brp's website for cake boards and was wondering if anyone uses those boards and if so, which ones? The single corrugated or the double, already wrapped corrugated? If so- do you still have to double or triple them up?
Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!
I have found 1/2" foam core works really well! If you go to a hobby shop they will cut it to your dimensions - I have not tried asking for a round yet, but they are very sturdy. I will sometimes cover with freezer wrap and decorate the edge with ribbon.
Thanks dar! Anyone else have any thoughts? I don't think my local Hobby Lobby would be happy cutting 100s of boards for me, so I don't think the foamboard solution will work for me - at least most of the time. I will definately try it for some family cakes.
I use foam core for larger cakes. No, Hobby Lobby won't cut them for you, but you can easily cut them with an exacto knife or any other sharp blade.
I have ordered boards from brp. I really like them. They are quality, standard boards like used at a bakery. If you have a heavy cake, you need to use "drums" instead of boards. I think they also sell those at brp. If you buy using their minimum, they are very inexpensive.
I use foam core also. I actually cut mine with an electric knife and it works great.
what is foam core and where can I find it?
[quote="ddaigle"]I have ordered boards from brp. I really like them. They are quality, standard boards like used at a bakery. If you have a heavy cake, you need to use "drums" instead of boards. I think they also sell those at brp. If you buy using their minimum, they are very inexpensive.[/quote
Which ones are the drums? Are they the double-corragated something or others? '
Wow TexasSugar I've never had any problem having foam core cut at Hobby Lobby - they may charge 50 cents per cut but they were very nice about doing it and I reuse the boards. Maybe it's different by store?
My Hobby Lobby will cut them as well.
Skidoochic: They are labeled as "drums". They are 1/2" thick. They don't have as many sizes availabe of drums at brp. Because of their high minimums, I buy my drums at my local party store.
I order 1/2" foam core boards from ArtSupply.com You still need to cut them to whatever size you need. I believe the box contains 12 large boards.
Thanks Debbi - I found them, but I didn't see any sheet cake sizes and they are too pricey for me. I guess I will check out the foam core option or just keeping using several boards. Thanks all!
SHould have asked this before- if you use foam core do you still cover the board with foil or fondant or anything?