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post #16 of 24
Have any of you ever tried using foam shelf liner? I don't transport cakes anywhere except back and forth from the kitchen to the garage refrigerator, but I place a piece of the foam shelf liner on my caketaker and then place my cake--which is sitting on a foil-lined board--on top of the foam shelf liner. It works great and doesn't slide around. You can purchase the shelf liner at Wal-Mart or probably any department store. The brand I bought at Wal-Mart is Duck. It even states on the back of the label "use under wedding cakes during transport" along with about 60 other uses for the liner. I will be transporting my first wedding cake in April for my son's wedding, and I'll have to let you all know how it worked for that. Since my future daughter-in-law has selected a three tiered cake stand, I have cut three pieces of the foam shelf liner to the size of each cake to place upon each level of the stand so the cakes won't slide off the stand during the reception. I've read too many horror stories on this forum and wouldn't want that to happen! Thanks to all for the great information you all have shared. thumbs_up.gif
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post #17 of 24
I use it in the boxes and for transportation, but not for placement on the stand. I have thought of it, but I actually prefer putting a dab of icing in the centre of the separator plate or a piece of sticky tape before positioning it. I prefer this mainly because if I don't position it exactly where I want it, I can still move it over, whereas I cannot do that with either gluing or using the rubbery shelf liner because you can't slide the cake around on that.
To me that is the one drawback for the shelf liner, even when used to secure a boarded cake in a too big box. It works well to stop the boarded cake from moving in the box, but you can't slide the cake in on top of it but you have to really leave one side open and place your cake on top of it.
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post #18 of 24
I love the non-slip shelf liner. I use it for lot's of stuff. Even to place under my cutting board! have you ever had your cutting board slide around when you're trying to cut something? Or under the board I roll fondant on... again doesn't slip around even a little. I have a huge sheet of it in the back of my station wagon that I place everything on. Boxed decorated cakes, my ice chest, groceries, whatever. That stuff is almost better than sex! Well, at the least it is more reliable!!!

I agree with SQC, though...I don't think I'd place it on a cake stand. I think it would not be easily moved if I needed to shift it.

I always place my cakes in the box with one end open, so that's not an issue for me. The foam is really great stuff if I allow my self to run out of the proper sized box and need to use a larger one.
post #19 of 24
Haha, I slit some boxes too so I can slide a cake in, but for the little ones that you can just place and not have issues, well the shelf liner makes it a bit of a problem. So I guess what we like it for is also sometimes what we don't like it for.
Oh yes and it washes and drip dries so darn easily, another nice feature. Plus is can be had in rolls at the dollar store, so it is a lot cheaper to buy it this way. For the wider stuff, well you have to go to Walmart or elsewhere, but I just piece the widths together and it is fine.
Come to think of it, I have never used it as a shelf liner or used the larger size under an area carpet - er like it was designed for, haha!
But is sure beats the heck out of the old method with the masking tape and crumpled up tinfoil and such!
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post #20 of 24
Nope- as a shelf liner it drives me nuts. I'm short (5'0") and need to slide stuff in and out of those hard to reach shelves (which is most of them!)

I need slippery shelves if I don't want to to drag my ladder around with me.
post #21 of 24
Makes sense, Dawn, but I bet it would be great in a utensil drawer to keep things in place.
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post #22 of 24
It works great in a utensil drawer. thumbs_up.gif I have three utensil drawers and I have non-slip shelf liner in all of them. Of course if you slam your drawer hard enough long enough the stuff does move, but if you are careful- it works with no problems.
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post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

Haha Michelle, hard to follow this thread? The glue gun sticks are for gluing the cake boards to the separator plates so that they don't slide. Some folks use a dab of icing instead, others use sticky tape. Some folks feel that using a glue gun with damage your separator plate, but most of the time, it comes off clean and quite easily.
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Thank you. I must have been having a brain fart. LOL So the glue comes off well? What about if there is cake left and the person wants to take it home with them? How do you get your plate back? The board is stuck to it right. (Can you tell I'm new to all the "stuff" that goes with making a cake ?) I've not made a cake yet that would require the separator plates.

Thanks for helping my confusion a bit.

Michelle
post #24 of 24
Haha Michelle, well that becomes the problem and is why a lot of people prefer to board the cakes also. Most of the time the gluegun glue comes off well, I have had a few issues with one, but not normally.
Since you normally use the separators for wedding or anniversary situations, I charge a deposit that will cover the costs of these as they are super expensive here in Canada. I set the deposit aside in an envelope with the date I expect it back and the person's name and I make sure I also note this on their contract. So that way if you don't get it back, you have the money for a new one.
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