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post #1 of 11
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Dear CC experts,

till now i made only a 6 inch round cake and for it I found a 9 inch board to place the cake on and even a box to put in. after icing and adding shells at the base of the cake the was approc 7 1/c inch

Now i want to make a bigger cake 9 inch approx . the supplier dosnt have a bigger board and box.

what do i do if i need to make a bigger round or square or rectangle cakes.
also how do u llift up bigger cakes after cutting them into layers.

Thanx again
post #2 of 11
I make my own boards out of foam core boards from the dollar store. I use the next size up round pan to mark the size and double layer it, then stick the cake foil over it. It's plenty sturdy for one or two layers. Also, I have made my own very awesome cake boxes out of the same foam core boards. So for $2 in materials (minus cake foil and tape) I get some pretty sturdy stuff in the perfect sizes.
I have a thing called a cake lifter from Wilton that I have used to lift layers. But generally, I don't do anything larger than 10" rounds and I do that with my hands.
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post #3 of 11
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Thank you so much icon_smile.gif

would love to hear from other bakers too to have as many options icon_biggrin.gif

will really appreciate it

Thanx again
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by PrivateNameHere

I make my own boards out of foam core boards from the dollar store. I use the next size up round pan to mark the size and double layer it, then stick the cake foil over it. It's plenty sturdy for one or two layers. Also, I have made my own very awesome cake boxes out of the same foam core boards. So for $2 in materials (minus cake foil and tape) I get some pretty sturdy stuff in the perfect sizes.
I have a thing called a cake lifter from Wilton that I have used to lift layers. But generally, I don't do anything larger than 10" rounds and I do that with my hands.



What a great idea! Do you have any photos you can share of your homemade cake boxes? Would love to try this! Thanks for sharing icon_smile.gif
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post #5 of 11
I have seen a lot of websites that sell cake boxes and boards. U could possibly price various sites for cheap cake box search and see what u come up with, also check Walmart and hobby lobby stores.
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post #6 of 11
I forgot to add, "Wally world" and hobby lobby have online ordering .
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Writecakes

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Originally Posted by PrivateNameHere

I make my own boards out of foam core boards from the dollar store. I use the next size up round pan to mark the size and double layer it, then stick the cake foil over it. It's plenty sturdy for one or two layers. Also, I have made my own very awesome cake boxes out of the same foam core boards. So for $2 in materials (minus cake foil and tape) I get some pretty sturdy stuff in the perfect sizes.
I have a thing called a cake lifter from Wilton that I have used to lift layers. But generally, I don't do anything larger than 10" rounds and I do that with my hands.



What a great idea! Do you have any photos you can share of your homemade cake boxes? Would love to try this! Thanks for sharing icon_smile.gif



Seriously. I would love to see pics of your homemade cake boxes!
post #8 of 11
Well, I have never taken a pic of the boxes. It's really easy though!
1. Measure how large you want the bottom to be (it's usually 13" square for my 10" cakes, I like it to be a snug fit but not too snug), mark where you want to cut, and use a razor knife to cut it out. Make sure the edges are squared up pretty good.
2. Measure the sides. You want 2 of them as long as the sides (in this instance, 13" by whatever height you need them for the specific cake, we'll just say 6". So 13"x6" rectangles.) The other two need to be 13" plus about 1/4" (the width of 2x the width of the foam core you are using). Measure, mark, and cut these out, trying to make the angles as 90deg as you can.
3. Using packing tape (really good clear sticky tape), put one of the short sides on. Then put both long sides on. Tape it all up really well.
4. Take the last side (one of the short ones) and use tape only on the bottom, so it hinges outward. You can make it look pretty good by covering all exposed foam core with the tape.
5. Put the cake in.
6. Close it up with 2-4 pieces of electrical tape (basically, not very sticky tape that can be re-positioned easily).
7. Measure and cut however much plastic wrap it takes to cover the top of the box and hang down 1-2" over the sides, and tape up the three sides that are not the front.
That's it. It's pretty easy and holy cow these suckers are sturdy as the day is long.
Let me know if you have any more questions!
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post #9 of 11
OP, where do you live? You can order boxes and boards from www.brpboxshop.com.
post #10 of 11
I have used foam core boards as well, but I have a hard time getting clean edges. I keep a big sheet of fiber board (that pressed wood stuff) which is inexpensive and available everywhere (Lowes, home depot). I cut my own boards if I need a custom shape or a larger or sturdier board than the readily available cardboard/foam core sizes. They are very sturdy and especially nice for heavier tiered cakes, and can be cut into any shape or size. If you are even moderately handy with a jigsaw or have a helpful DH equivalent with a jigsaw, just draw the pattern on the board and cut it out. The boards are washable, but should still be covered of course. They are also reusable if you can get them back. For larger boxes, I go to the shipping/packing store and buy the nice white boxes in the appropriate size. Lay them sideways, or cut an opening on the side so you can slide the cake out rather than having to lift it out if it is a tight fit, or a tall cake. Also, place the cake on that non slip shelf liner stuff so it doesn't slide around in the box. HTH
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post #11 of 11
Thank you so much, can't wait to try these ideas icon_smile.gif
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