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post #61 of 77
Yes it does cut cleaner than an exacto knife... but you have to have a decently steady hand, so as not to have shakey edges. no more chunks of foam on the sides of the board!
post #62 of 77
I've been reading this thread about the foam boards and perhaps I missed this. Can I place the cake directly on the foam board or do I cover it? Thanks!
post #63 of 77
I cover my cake boards with freezer paper, shiny side up.
post #64 of 77
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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 bases and 3/16 inch between tiers....works wonderfully!

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post #65 of 77
I am on my way to Hobby Lobby tomorrow to check out this foamcore!
Thank you!
post #66 of 77
I have found a wonderful alternative, and I vow to never use foam-core again!

Hobbylobby sells plastic cake rounds, the brand is 'baking essentials' and they come in every size. No cutting! I buy those and glue two together. The dowel goes through just fine icon_razz.gif
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post #67 of 77
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Originally Posted by Mug-a-Bug

I have found a wonderful alternative, and I vow to never use foam-core again!

Hobbylobby sells plastic cake rounds, the brand is 'baking essentials' and they come in every size. No cutting! I buy those and glue two together. The dowel goes through just fine icon_razz.gif

They are also called "tuff boards"....I've seen them at a number of cake suppliers.
post #68 of 77
if anyone has a Dollar Tree Store near them, check for foamcore there. Mine carries it regularly in the school supplies section. a huge sheet for only a buck...very cost effective if you ask me icon_lol.gif I just bought a sheet of it to use for my daughter's cake this coming week. they only have one thickness, the half inch size, but i figure i can always double it up and glue it together for the base. on the covering note: i use tissue paper, since it's easier to fold than regular paper, you can get it in several colors (also at $ tree lol) and then i cover it with cling wrap. works really well and you dont have a bulky edge. thumbs_up.gif
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post #69 of 77
Speaking of dollar-tree. Mine had rolls and rolls of contact paper for 25 cents!! All kinds of different patterns too.
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post #70 of 77
After watching Sharon's Successful Stacking DVD awhile back, I use foam core under all tiers & a Masonite cake drum as the base. Knock on wood. . . Hasn't failed me yet!
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post #71 of 77
Speaking of dollar-tree. Mine had rolls and rolls of contact paper for 25 cents!! All kinds of different patterns too.
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post #72 of 77
foam boards that i saw at craft store was a thick slab that was not covered with a smooth paper. it was thick but rough on both sides. how do you prep that for a cake? or is it the wrong type of board?
post #73 of 77
Wrap it in fancy-foil or freezer paper.
post #74 of 77
I melt edible soy wax or beeswax and coat the board surface with it. Easy & cheap.

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post #75 of 77
I am learning sooooo much from you!!!! You're awesome-all of you!
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