Cake Drums are normally around 1/2" - 5/8" thick and are made from compressed, sterilised sawdust (surprised?) or paper pulp, with proper wrapped edges and white paper underside, designed primarily for heavier cakes, such as rich fruit cakes. Cake drums offer the strongest and safest type of board.
Cake drum boards are made in round, square, heart, hexagon, oval, petal, oblong, octagon and a number of other shapes to order. Cake Drums are very strong and very safe, minimising any movement of the icing and more-or-less essential for wedding and celebration cakes.
Please note octagonal cake drums are measured flat side to flat side. This is important to remember as octagonal cake tins are measured from point to point.
Cake Stuff cake boards are available to buy singly, in full packs (pack sizes vary depending on type of board) at an even lower "trade" price and sometimes in "combo" packs which include matching cake boxes.
Cake Stuff source all our cake boards from the UK's top two manufacturers... we do not import cheap cake boards. All Cake Stuff cake boards are manufactured to British Standards in fully licensed, hygienic UK factories. What's more, all our cake boards are sprayed with a microscopicly thin film of invisible, odourless and totally flavourless antiseptic wax which prevents any bacterial growth. This, combined with our own hygienic storage and handling, allows us to sell single cake boards safely . . . simply wipe lightly before use.
PLEASE NOTE . . . all cake boards are traditionally hand finished so please allow a certain amount of variation in size and finish. Please also note that the special food-approved paper covering may be in either "fern" (see cake drums) or "maple" (see hardboard cards) finish. Shaped cake drums are largely hand-made, so variations of up to ½" in overall size should be allowed with larger sizes from around 14" upwards. Small folds, creases, scratches and dents in the covering paper and a natural "bend" on thinner cards are all features occasionally found in the hand-finished product and are not considered faults. Please also note actual thickness of cards may prove slightly less due to boards compacting in storage (often stored several hundred deep).
NON-UK CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE boards over 10" are too large for Air Mail. Similarly, full packs of boards are normally too heavy for Air Mail.