How to Use Acrylic Cake Disks


Aug 16

Today’s post will give you step-by-step instructions for how to use acrylic cake disks. 

I first learned about acrylic cake disks when searching for reusable cake boards for my cakes. If you’ve watched my videos, you know I have been using (wasting) cardboard cake boards to get sharp edges on the top of my cakes. While searching for a solution to my problem, I came across Cake Safe. Cake Safe is a family-owned company from Rhode Island that specializes in cake transporting and decorating products. They are best known for their innovative cake transporting box, called the Cake Safe. (I’ll have more on that in another post). They also sell acrylic cake disks, scrapers, work boards and a number of other helpful tools for cake decorating.

Acrylic Cake Disks

I was immediately drawn to their acrylic cake disks, and knew I had to get my hands on some after watching their video tutorials. The disks looked simple enough to use and gave the cakes perfectly sharp edges.

This past weekend I gave the disks a try and recorded the whole experience so you could see first-hand how to use the disks!

Take a look….

What I learned from my first use of the acrylic disks

Overall, I really like the acrylic cake disks and I’ll continue to use them on all my cakes. As you saw in the video, I did have a couple hiccups in my first try with the disks.

  1. In the Cake Safe video, they instruct you to put some frosting between the parchment paper and one of the acrylic disks. When you come to this step, just put about four small scrapes of frosting on the edge of the parchment. If you put too much frosting on the parchment, it will be hard to scrape off the acrylic disks.
  2. The other hiccup I encountered was that I lost my crisp, sharp edge when I took the board off while the frosting was still “wet.” To prevent this, I suggest freezing your cake for about 20-30 minutes to set the frosting. As with my cardboard cake method, I found it easier to “cut off” the acrylic disk from the parchment using a sharp knife. This also kept my edges looking clean.
  3. If you get a few frosting crumbs after taking the acrylic cake disk off the cake, use the back of a icing spatula to clean up those areas.

Even with those minor issues, I’m really happy with the disks. I think with each use, they’ll be easier to use.

And because I’m so happy with the cake disks by Cake Safe, I want you to have a chance to try them too! Cake Safe is offering a special 10% discount to your order of acrylic cake disks with code “CakebyCourtney.”

CAKE SAFE ACRYLIC CAKE DISKS

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  1. I want to try these cake disks. I’m torn between the .5″ and the .25″. I don’t do fondant, but I’m not exactly sure how much my cakes will shrink. After trying the .25″, do you think that is the best size for your cakes? Or would you go up to the .5″ for thicker frosting?

    1. I got the .25 and was happy with them. I think if I had done the .5, it would be a ton of frosting. My cakes shrink a little, so the .25 gave me just enough space to cover the entire cake completely. I would have to make extra frosting for the.5.

  2. Great video! Love your tutorials and cake recipes! I’ve been using cake safe acrylic disks for awhile and love them for all the same reasons that you do. A couple of things that I love about them that are worth mentioning in addition to your thoughts: (1) I like that they are a tiny bit bigger than the cake board so when you put your frosting on, it hides the cake board completely, and it reduces the risk of having cake show through your frosting if it gets compressed at all or isn’t stacked completely straight; and (2) when I used to use the cardboard cake boards to scrape the sides of my cake, I would often get bumps in my frosting from the ridges in the cardboard which is eliminated by using acrylic disks!