Full Sheet Cake Boards

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imanah Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:29pm
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What do you guys use for full sheet cakes that serve a bit over 100 people. Do you go to home depot and get plyboard?


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LKing12 Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 10:19pm
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I go to Sams. They will sell me 1full box and cake board. HTH

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cabecakes Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 10:32pm
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Imanah, I use a piece of wooden board (covered of course) for my larger cakes. I don't like to use the cardboard one, because if the cake is very heavy the board gives and stress cracks a crusting buttercream. It does make the cake a little heavier, but if you don't want your cake to look like it went through an earthquake it is worth the extra weight.

Edited to add: I have also heard of people using the foamcore boards like your kids use for science fair projects. They are stiffer then regular cardboard. If you cake is real heavy you may want to put 2-3 together. I have also heard of people using the 1 inch styrofoam housing insulation, but I am not to sure how sturdy it is as I have never used it.

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travmand Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 10:41pm
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qtcakes Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 11:09pm
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sams club!!! after all..''they are in business for small business!''
there prices are less then wholesellers.

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pattycakesnj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 11:50pm
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the thicker foam core boards

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grams Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:25am
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I now use the 1/2 in foam core boards for all my full sheet cakes. They work perfectly. No bending. I used to glue 2 full sheet cardboard sheetcake boards together and then had a 1/4 in plywood under that and always had some flexing so I would have to slide the cake out of the box and then no moving it after that but now I don't worry about moving my full sheet cakes with the thick foamcore board. I buy the foam core boards at Hobby Lobby when they are on sale so it isn't any more expensive than using all the cardboard ones. They do have to be cut to size though.

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imanah Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 6:00am
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Thank you allllll for your reply. I never had made a full sheet cake before so I did not want any disasters to occur.

I wonder if I need a sams club membership to get it? I would think so.

I like the foam board idea. I noticed micheals has been stingy with their 40% off coupon these days.

I think I will need a cart and an extra set of hands to move this thing.

Do you guys carry it yourselves too???

Thanks all.

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cheatize Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 6:52am
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Michael's is trying to move more towards email rather than paper ads. Get on the their email list for more coupons. icon_smile.gif

Yes, you need a membership for Sams club. Foamcore works great for most things. However, if you want to be really, really ready, I'd go ahead and have a wood board on hand in case you need it. Several times I thought foamcore would be enough, but it wasn't.

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indydebi Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 7:48am
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you need a sam's club membership to buy anything in sam's club.

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