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post #1 of 15
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I'm always having trouble lifting my cakeboard (can't get my hands underneath it). Is there some way to put "feet" on the bottom of the board to raise it up just a little?
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post #2 of 15
what about using the little rubber nubs you put on cabines doors to keep them from slaming? they may be too small thou just an idea
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post #3 of 15
If you look at the tutorial for "How to make a Topsy Turvy cake" she has a great idea for putting feet on the bottom of the cake board. She uses the Single Plate System from Bakery Crafts and each plate comes with 4 rings on the feet. She removes the ring around each of the fittings in the bottom side of the plate and uses them for feet on the board. I know I did not explain it well but that is how I figured out what to do. Hope that helps.
post #4 of 15
i always put a smaller base under my cake base that is 2" smaller. for example if my cake base is 16" circle i will glue or duct tape a 14" circle underneath. i use foam core board. i don't really like the idea of just having feet but if you were using say masonite maybe some little nobs or such from a home improvement store would work.
post #5 of 15
I have some of my Mum's old cake boards which have two pieces of square wooden dowel glued to the underside of the board. This seems to work perfectly. Because I'm a bit lazy, I use the self-adhesive rubber 'feet' that are supposed to be used to stop doors slamming, as a PP suggested. I get a pack of four for about $1.25.
post #6 of 15
You can buy little sticky-backed sheets of felt which you can cut up and stick onto the bottom of the cake boards. They also make pre-cut squares and circles of the same material, but those are a bit more expensive. Most hardware stores carry the felt pads and the sheets are about 4" X 5" pieces. I like them because they don't mark up tables or tablecloths and they lift the board just the right amount to squeeze fingers underneath.
post #7 of 15
HI I always go to the wooden section in craft stores where they sell wooden balls and finials several come in a bag for about $1.50 even cheaper if you use a coupon which micheals and hobby lobby always have on line then i hot glue 4 to the bottom of my cake board and paint them to match the color scheme of my cake client always ask if they should return the cake plates and i laugh cuz they are jus cardboard with knobs but it looks really finished and it serves a function i do it completely for the lifting purpose icon_smile.gif))) happy baking
post #8 of 15
i use the lids from baby food jars icon_wink.gif

hardware stores also have a section for plastic "feet" to go on furniture, like to add to the bottom of your chair legs so they don't make a scratching sound when you move them around the floor. they have rubber ones too, if you don't want the cake stand to slide around.
post #9 of 15
I have bought decorative cabinet knobs or dresser knobs for "feet" on my cakeboards. I just screw them in the bottom of the cakeboard. I always tape 3 or 4 of the cardboard circles together and it's just thick enough that they fit perfectly.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by cas17

i always put a smaller base under my cake base that is 2" smaller. for example if my cake base is 16" circle i will glue or duct tape a 14" circle underneath. i use foam core board.



Ditto.

The extra board adds bonus support for a center dowel. And, the extra height allows the use of fun cake board borders, like pompoms.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your great suggestions!

Bubble3h3ad - I saw that tutorial but I don't have the SPS with the "rings" so I'm not sure what she's talking about unless I actually had the product.
Wooden balls/cabinet knobs are very interesting!!!!
Since I need this in a couple of days and don't really have time to go shopping...I was thinking of gluing some water bottle caps to the bottom of my foamcore board...you think that will work?

Diane- can't wait to try your GORGEOUS loopy bow!
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by thesweetlifestore

HI I always go to the wooden section in craft stores where they sell wooden balls and finials several come in a bag for about $1.50 even cheaper if you use a coupon which micheals and hobby lobby always have on line then i hot glue 4 to the bottom of my cake board and paint them to match the color scheme of my cake client always ask if they should return the cake plates and i laugh cuz they are jus cardboard with knobs but it looks really finished and it serves a function i do it completely for the lifting purpose icon_smile.gif))) happy baking


This is also what I do and it works great. They have different shapes and sizes for it's easy to pick something to go with your cake design. icon_biggrin.gif
post #13 of 15
hi, you can even , cut little squares of hard styrofoam and glue them on. i have done this also. it doesn,t show . and works great. all the suggestions you see are great ones. hth
post #14 of 15
KerrieD: "I was thinking of gluing some water bottle caps to the bottom of my foamcore board..."

Howdy! I've been trying to concoct a disposable system of pillars and separator plates since I'm an addicted newbie and give away all my practice cakes. Since I want to practice on tiered cakes, I don't want the cost or hassle of having pieces returned.

Haven't tried my "system" yet, but, after trying lots of lids/dowels/etc., found out that Costco has cardboard "slip sheets" for free, 4'x4' flat cardboard that fits between layers on pallets--just ask in the back of the store. Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water, California, 8 FL OZ 240 ml size has a lid with an inner ring that perfectly accepts the Wilton "4 Plastic Dowel Rods" (4 - 12.5 in Long) package. The only cost here is the Wilton Plastic Dowel Rods (I always use a coupon), and the initial cost of the water, which I'll drink anyway and recycle the bottle. Was planning on using lids from other water bottles as "feet" on the cakeboard.

That way, I can make/practice/give away tiered cakes with a support system that is almost free. Since I'll be bringing the free cakes anyway, I'll just set up on the "tiers" at delivery, then they'll take off the top layer as the cake is cut and each layer will also have feet!

Has anyone else got a "home-made, cheap" tier/separator plate "system"?
post #15 of 15
I do the same as icer101, I just glue extra little squares of the foam core under the one I use as the base. Lifts it up, doesn't show, and doesn't cost anything extra. LOVE foamcore! icon_biggrin.gif
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