Cake Boards

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mamamade Posted 25 May 2010 , 10:45pm
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I am very new to this and was wondering about cake boards. I purchased the cardboard ones from Michaels and found them too thin. Can you purchase them thicker or do you make them yourself? I used an oblong board and thought my cake was going to fold in half..Mine are very plain..

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Mamatoboys Posted 25 May 2010 , 10:52pm
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I'm interested in an answer to this too. I've used two board stacked and glued together for heavier cakes, but I was wondering if they make anything sturdier.

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rltmeng Posted 25 May 2010 , 11:00pm
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Sugarshack has all kinds of great tips in her dvd's including using 1/2 inch foam core boards that you can get at craft stores. I have not tried them yet but they look really sturdy

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travmand Posted 25 May 2010 , 11:06pm
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I cut mine out of foam core (which I buy when it's 50% off of 1.99) . I also bought a thing to cut the foam core at Hobby Lobby for about 13 great.

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mamamade Posted 25 May 2010 , 11:21pm
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Thank you for the responses. I am going to try the foam core boards tomorrow..BTW, Youtube is my best have learned so much by just watching "how to's"

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mamawrobin Posted 26 May 2010 , 4:02am
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I always use carboard cake circles. I use them single between tiers on my tiered cakes and for my cake base I tape 3 or 4 of them together and cover with whatever kind of paper, fabric or material that I'm using, then add a ribbon around that.

I would never use just one of them to support a cake. If it's a two layer 8" cake I use two of them. Foamcore isn't always available to me so I've made these work for me and I've never had any trouble with them supporting my cakes.

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mbark Posted 26 May 2010 , 4:17am
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you can get nice thick cake drums that are white or covered in gold or silver foil, fondant source .com (no spaces) sells them for a great price.

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KrissieCakes Posted 26 May 2010 , 4:39am
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I use either the Wilton cake drums - the ones that come covered in silver already - if I want a plain base. Sometimes I completely decorate the board to match the cake, so I glue 3 cardboard rounds together, cover with fondant, and wrap with coordinating ribbon. I like covering with coordinating fondant so that I can use different impression mats to give the board a neat texture sometimes!

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marthajo1 Posted 26 May 2010 , 5:06am
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For my squares and rectangles I have plywood or pressboard that I have cut to size and cover in foil. I need to make some round ones cause I LOOOOVE how sturdy the boards feel!

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mamamade Posted 26 May 2010 , 5:12pm
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thanks everyone for the input..all the info is so, time to price compare..icon_smile.gif

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