Advice On Substitute For A Cake Board

Decorating By hailinguk Updated 6 May 2012 , 12:56pm by cubbycakes

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hailinguk Posted 6 May 2012 , 8:14am
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I've been asked to make a cake for a friend for her sons 1st bday tomorrow (Mon 7th and she wants a number 1 shape. The only problem is that I don't have a rectangle cake board. I do however have an old box that one of my sons toys came in, which is the prefect size. What can I cover this in that's suitable for the cake to go straight on top? Or is there anything else I can use?


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Claire138 Posted 6 May 2012 , 10:20am
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If I don't have the right size board I cut cardboard to the size I need and then cover it in silver foil.

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cindy6250 Posted 6 May 2012 , 11:13am
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I use foam core board all the time. Just cover with food safe paper and you can cut it to any shape or size with an exacto knife. I get it at Hobby Lobby, Michael's or Walmart. I think you may even find it at the Dollar Tree.

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kimebarnes Posted 6 May 2012 , 12:15pm
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i have covered in tissue paper or scrapbook paper that matches the theme or colors then covered that with Plastic wrap to make food safe

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poohsmomma Posted 6 May 2012 , 12:33pm
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Freezer paper-shiny side out- is quick and easy

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cubbycakes Posted 6 May 2012 , 12:56pm
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I use plastic table covers all the time. They are really cheap and you can get about any color you need to match your cake.

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