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post #1 of 13
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Hello ccers

I'm just starting out in cake decorating. Made a few cakes for the fam. And I've noticed that cake boards are so expensive. 4 boards for 3-4 dollars. Seriously? A dollar a board? I digress. I've been going to the dollar tree and buying those foam-based project boards and can make about 4-5 depending on the size pan. Pretty cool! And they're pretty sturdy too. All the cakes in my pics have used these boards. Need a cake drum? Double or triple up the boards and I wrap them all in foil. Has anyone else done this before? Just trying to help out some people. I'm just trying to be frugal. I think they're amazing to get 4 boards for 25 cents.

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On the road to becoming a great Baker :)

 

-All glory belongs to the Lord, through practice and prayer my skills are honed by God alone Deut. 2:7

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post #2 of 13
Yes, a ton of us do that, but good one on you for figuring it out for yourself icon_smile.gif I don't think they're very sanitary, so I cover mine in waxed paper if they are directly under a cake. Also, the boards are much less expensive if you buy them from a cake store, rather than a hobby store. I think the 8" were about .25¢ each the last time I bought them from the cake shop, but I get mine wholesale now, (I have a business) so, I think they are about $12-$15 for a hundred icon_wink.gif I regularly use them for flipping my cakes, or to dry gumpast or fondant and just toss them in the recycling.
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post #3 of 13
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Yeah, i cover all of the boards in foil or wax paper. Wow! I never even thought of wholesale. My mom has a wholesale license for her business. Maybe I can ask her for a little birthday present. icon_wink.gif thanks for your input

On the road to becoming a great Baker :)

 

-All glory belongs to the Lord, through practice and prayer my skills are honed by God alone Deut. 2:7

Valentine's Day
(9 photos)
Other Cakes
(7 photos)
Birthday Cakes
(3 photos)
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On the road to becoming a great Baker :)

 

-All glory belongs to the Lord, through practice and prayer my skills are honed by God alone Deut. 2:7

Valentine's Day
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Other Cakes
(7 photos)
Birthday Cakes
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post #4 of 13

You guys are lucky! In Australia, I just looked at some of mine (they write the prices on the back) and I paid $4.50 for a 6 inch square board and $6.50 for a 11 inch round.
 

post #5 of 13

I have some boards made out of craftwood that hubby cut 20 years ago.  I just keep recovering them.  Being reasonably thick they have not warped when I have washed the old glue off.
 

post #6 of 13

I use foamcore boards as well. 

 

I find the ones from the dollar stores to be "odd" and somewhat flimsy compared to the ones I get from Michael's or Joann.  I prefer the heavier paper coating on those. When on sale, the price is very comparable.

 

I don't cover the boards with anything because I don't want foil/paper/saran to come up when the cake is cut.  I melt edible soy wax in the microwave and wipe on a thin coat after having sanitized the board with vanilla extract or grain alcohol.

 

Rae

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post #7 of 13
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Thanks for everyone's info. BlakesCakes I just happen to see foam core boards at michaels a couple days ago 4 for $5. Thanks again

On the road to becoming a great Baker :)

 

-All glory belongs to the Lord, through practice and prayer my skills are honed by God alone Deut. 2:7

Valentine's Day
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Other Cakes
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Birthday Cakes
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On the road to becoming a great Baker :)

 

-All glory belongs to the Lord, through practice and prayer my skills are honed by God alone Deut. 2:7

Valentine's Day
(9 photos)
Other Cakes
(7 photos)
Birthday Cakes
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

 I think the 8" were about .25¢ each the last time I bought them from the cake shop, but I get mine wholesale now, (I have a business) so, I think they are about $12-$15 for a hundred icon_wink.gif

Anna, where do you get these? Glad to see you back.

 

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I don't cover the boards with anything because I don't want foil/paper/saran to come up when the cake is cut.  I melt edible soy wax in the microwave and wipe on a thin coat after having sanitized the board with vanilla extract or grain alcohol.

 

Rae

I always have a single board the same size as the cake under it before putting it on the display board. That way whatever decorative covering I use will not come up with the cake.

post #9 of 13
BatterUp, this is an old thread that a spammer resurrected. I don't think Anna will see your post.
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BatterUp, this is an old thread that a spammer resurrected. I don't think Anna will see your post.

lol...thanks

post #11 of 13
Actually, I bet Anna will see it. She's still active. And it's not too terribly old..January of 2013.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #12 of 13
Oh, ok. I thought I read a post from her recently saying she wasn't going to be on here much anymore because she has joined a new Facebook group.
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Ha ha! She did. We love it there. But we still come check things out here as well.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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