How Many Of You Use Acrylic Discs?

Decorating By KitchenSix Updated 25 Nov 2019 , 5:13pm by -K8memphis

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KitchenSix Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 1:31pm
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I’m planning on giving them a try.  How many of you guys use them or have used them? Love them, hate them, no opinion?

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jchuck Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 2:05pm
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I know a few that use acrylic discs. They definitely work, but can be pricey. I just use stiff cardboard rounds. I cut 1/4” to 1/2” larger than my actual cake. They do the trick. One cardboard round on top and bottom of the cake, and just like the acrylic discs, icing and using a bench scrapper, you get a even sides on your cake and a smooth top. I do the upside down method. 

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SandraSmiley Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 4:04pm
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I have a set for an 8" cake that I've used once.  I guess I didn't do it right because my top sort of had air pockets (or something, not smooth) in it.  I was not impressed.

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MBalaska Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 5:52pm
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I had a full set, & could never get it just right.  Just started using them as bottom plates.  All the frosting stuck to them, I just was unable to learn the proper method.  So I started putting the parchment paper on them. Paper stuck.  

Just a No Go for me.

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-K8memphis Posted 25 Nov 2019 , 5:13pm
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 hey — looks like last call — the lights are flickering here —

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