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post #16 of 77
do you have to cover each board if you use MDF? do you have to cover them if you use foamcore?
post #17 of 77
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Quote:
Originally Posted by suzie1962

do you have to cover each board if you use MDF? do you have to cover them if you use foamcore?



That was my next question.. icon_smile.gif
But still want to know if you just use foam core for the base board and nothing else.. Does the centre sharpened down go through the base board?? icon_confused.gif
post #18 of 77
It will if you hammer on it hard enough! You can "feel" when your dowel finally gets to the very last board.
post #19 of 77
[quote="playingwithsugar"] I was so worried that it was going to crush down on itself, because the separators were made of dummies that were backed on the bottom with cake board. The cake would have been much more secure if I had backed the dummies with MDF, and used the same under the cakes.

Theresa icon_smile.gif[/quote]

I don't understand. It's not the board, it's the dowels or legs attached to the board that are supporting the cake. Why would cake "crush down on itself"?
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post #20 of 77
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thanks jamie i thought that might be the case! lol. i really want to give it a go now!
post #21 of 77
I use 1/2 inch fomecore under each tier: SUPER stable for very heavy tiers and I like the added height. The way I ice/prep my tiers you never see the board and I can go borderless if desired.

center sharpened dowel thru all tiers

MDF for base

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post #22 of 77
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Thanks heaps for the info everyone.. Foam core sounds great! will be trialling this soon icon_smile.gif
post #23 of 77
I would highly recommend getting sugarshacks video it goes through each step. It helps sooooooo much.
post #24 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildwolves

Hi everyone..
Just wondering what everyone prefers to use... I have only ever used cakeboards between layers and MDF for the base board.
I'm not quite sure how foamcore supports the cake.. and do you cover it to make it food safe?
Do you use it just like you use a cake board between layers and then MDF for the base board?
Sorry for all the questions but i just have no idea about foamcore... icon_confused.gif

I use 1/2 inch foamcore for the base and 3/16 inch between layers.

Foamcore is thin but very strong and makes an excellent support material for cake tiers.

Save yourself a bunch of work and wasted time running to craft stores to buy foam board.....you can now buy premade foamcore cake boards in many shapes and sizes and they are already covered with a waterproof and grease proof FDA approved styrene coating....all I do is glue a 1/2 inch ribbon around the outside edge of my 1/2 inch base board.

Visit http://store.foamboardsource.com/cake-boards.html for all shapes and sizes of pre-made boards.
post #25 of 77
What is MDF??
post #26 of 77
Thread Starter 
thanks so much Jeff the site is great! icon_biggrin.gif Makes it easier than cutting everything out..
post #27 of 77
I want to know what MDF is also.
post #28 of 77
MDF is medium density fiberboard. Really strong and relatively cheap!
post #29 of 77
Where can I purchase mdf?? Are they similar to cake drums/bases?
post #30 of 77
You can purchase MDF boards at Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

whats everyones favorite tool to cut the MDF boards?
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