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Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a reusable cake board?

I can easily get hold of the traditional foil boards, which are OK when I give a cake away... but I find that the most use I can get out of them is 2 uses before they go in the bin.

As the majority of my baking is for family consumption I'm looking for something that can be washed and reused as needed.

Thanks...

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sam from worthing

cake boards

why don't you pop down to a few charity shops and see if they have an "odd" plate or 2 that are rather fancy then you could present your cake on a lovely plate you can get some really lovely items out of a charity shop, and some rather obscure patterning too, from the twee cottage style with little flowers and blue birds to plain white with gold edging.

I must admit that i have 3 cake boards that have so far lasted 5 christmases - with very careful cutting techniques (lay the final cake on a paper doily then put on the cake board).

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Welshcookie

Cake boards

The nearest thing which you might consider is the glass turntable from a microwave. It can be prettied up with a nice doily and is certanly washable. They sometimes turn up in charity shops or when you replace your micro.

Square ones are more problematic. But if you put a doily on one it might last more than twice.

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Queen of Puds

cake board substitutes

I always seem to end up needing a board when I don't have one in & can't get to the cake shop to buy one and the supermarkets only ever have small ones. I have often ended up having to design a cake that needs a board of strange proportions - long & thin quite often. I have sometimes made them out of multi-layer cereal boxes with tinfoil, packing boxes ditto - and so on - which may not as sturdy as I might wish. Never seen reusable to buy. For home use I have re-used boards by covering with tinfoil and have also used a circular melamine tray with foil on instead.

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i like the idea of the microwave plate as they are usuall flat.. the annoying thing is that I recently 'recycled' a couple I had lying around in the cupboard under the sink!

As for paper doilies... why I have I not thought of those already???

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phocaena

re-usable cakeboards.

I have 2 re-usable homemade cakeboards. I took a traditional silver cakeboard as bought in any cakeshop, asnd with a pencil, drew around it onto a piece of 3/16" plywood. Using an electric jigsaw with a fine blade I cut the pattern out and sanded it smooth. If any ladies here are not familiar with working with power tolls I suggest getting hubby, brother, father, or a local tadesman to do it for you, but it's quite easy. then cover with new foil each time you need it.

Derek

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phocaena

re-usable cakeboards.

I have 2 re-usable homemade cakeboards. I took a traditional silver cakeboard as bought in any cakeshop, and with a pencil, drew around it onto a piece of 3/16" plywood. Using an electric jigsaw with a fine blade I cut the pattern out and sanded it smooth. If any ladies here are not familiar with working with power tools I suggest getting hubby, brother, father, or a local tadesman to do it for you, but it's quite easy. then cover with new foil each time you need it.

Derek

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re-usable cakeboards

I had considered the 'home-made' option as a last resort... I can't believe that there is no demand for such a product!

Oh well if I can't find a couple of suitable wave plates it looks like I too will be reaching for the jigsaw ;-)

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Welshcookie

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Oh dear, phocaena.

Get hubby to do it!!!!

I thought that sort of thinking died out years ago!!!! Surely you wouldn't say 'wifey' about a bit of light cooking?

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violet eyes

cake boards

I always use a plate, sometimes with a paper doyley. I saved my large heavy glass microwave turntable when I bought a new one last year. I thought it might come in handy, it hasn't yet but you never know.

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Queen of Puds

cake board/micro turntable

I use my old micro turntable for gateaux, but also for a cheese board of epic proportions at any family buffet, bearing cheese, nuts, grapes & celery etc - all piled high on those vine effect leaves you get from Lakeland. Perfect for quantity ...

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janjam

Cake boards...

Why hadn't I thought of that! What brilliant ideas this forum brings us.

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Cake boards...

I know I'm being incredibly lazy but the idea of making my own or handling glass spurred me on to spend a couple more hours searching the web till eventually I found a plastic manufacturer that makes food grade acrylic boards in all sizes... so I've ordered a couple.

Will post my feedback when they arrive...

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Welshcookie

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Zoom, that's an excellent idea too.

Went to a reception recently and they had laid the sanwiches out on a mirror with a guilded frame. It looked extremely effective.

That's another idea perhaps, for a square cake.

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violet eyes

cake boards & m/w turntables

my old glass microwave turntable has finally come in handy. Today I have made a 12" mincemeat frangipane tart without a tin. It's just big enough. I don't know what I would have done without it.

 
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