What Size Board For Cupcake Cakes??

Decorating By PurplePetunia Updated 19 Mar 2005 , 7:44am by PurplePetunia

PurplePetunia Posted 18 Mar 2005 , 4:12am
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I've just started doing cupcake cakes and I know I'll be doing a lot more.
Can anyone tell me what size board you use for the following:
12 cupcakes?
18 cupcakes?
24 cupcakes?
36 cupcakes?

I did one with 18 cupcakes and they fit perfectly onto an 11x17 board.
I think 24 could fit on a 12x17??


6 replies
sgirvan Posted 18 Mar 2005 , 5:59am
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Hi Tracey,

The size of your board if of course going to depend on the pattern you are doing them it so I don't know how to answer that part of your question but what I can tell you is to make sure it is strong and maybe have a sheet of plywood or something strong underneath. I made a Valentine Cupcake CAke for my daughters class with 24 and when I lifted it and it was double boarded, it bent in half and I almost lost all of the cupcakes, thank goodness I could fix it icon_surprised.gif


diane Posted 18 Mar 2005 , 12:02pm
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yes, i agree. it all depends on the pattern. i made my first cupcake cake and boy was it work. i think i'll only do those when it's for a school function!

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 18 Mar 2005 , 6:56pm
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Originally Posted by diane

i made my first cupcake cake and boy was it work.

Yep- people assume because it's a cupcake that it's easier than a cake... WRONG!!!!! icon_surprised.gif

They are much more time consuming when done properly.

The board depends on you and what you want the look to be. No one can really answer this for you. I like using boards much larger than most people. It just has a more festive look. But your absolutely welcome to streamline and use a board just big enough.

PurplePetunia Posted 18 Mar 2005 , 11:07pm
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That's funny, I found it much easier than doing a cake!! And I was working under pressure because all my cupcakes got burnt on the bottoms, so I had to mix and bake another batch which almost made me late for my daughter's soccer party I was taking it to!!

Sorry, I should have made myself more clear. The pattern would be just a rectangle to fit the board (with the cupcakes interlocked, if that's what you call it.)[/quote]

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 19 Mar 2005 , 5:54am
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I didn't say they are harder, just more time consuming. It takes more time to fill each cupcake liner than to pour batter in to 1-2 pans.

PurplePetunia Posted 19 Mar 2005 , 7:44am
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Oh! Sorry!
Yes, you're right about that!! icon_smile.gif

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