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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Many of you say you use 1/2" foam core board for your cake boards. How sturdy it foam core? Someone mentioned that they buy their boards at Michael's so I checked it out today but I am concerned that it won't support a tiered cake. How do you cut the board especially into rounds? I need to order ten cake drums for a cake but the shipping is extremely high. My local cake store wants 8.00 for one 14" round cake drum looking for other options. Thank you.
post #2 of 10
Many use a drywall cutter to cut out circles.

Other options...
Gold, Silver, White, & Colored Drums:
http://vikingimporting.com/?cake-drums,100

Black, Gold, Silver, & White Drums:
http://cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_main.html?p_catid=248
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
CWR41 is it sturdy enough to support tiered cakes? Thank you.
post #4 of 10
Yes, half inch will support a tiered cake. I'm comfortable with 3 tiers on one piece of half inch. Above that, I'd double up.

Rae
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post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you.
post #6 of 10
What do you cover the foam board with when you use them in between two tiers?
Cakes are my canvas and icing is my medium.
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Cakes are my canvas and icing is my medium.
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post #7 of 10
I use 3/16" between tiers. I don't cover them. I don't want saran, foil, or anything else coming up during cutting.

I cut the boards using a hot knife (an electrified exacto knife) and then sanitize it with vanilla extract or vodka. I melt edible soy wax in the microwave and wipe it on the surface in a very thin layer.

Rae
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They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
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post #8 of 10
@grandmomof1...you can "seal" them with Glad saran wrap Press and Seal. Works great, you seal it and just cut off the extra.
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

I use 3/16" between tiers. I don't cover them. I don't want saran, foil, or anything else coming up during cutting.

I cut the boards using a hot knife (an electrified exacto knife) and then sanitize it with vanilla extract or vodka. I melt edible soy wax in the microwave and wipe it on the surface in a very thin layer.

Rae



Another question, where do you get your soy wax?
Cakes are my canvas and icing is my medium.
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Cakes are my canvas and icing is my medium.
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post #10 of 10
I ordered it from a supplier on Ebay after searching on Google to see exactly what brand and type I should buy. I got it awhile back, so I'm sorry I can't give you better info. I bought a huge bag, so it should last me about 10 yrs.!

Rae
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