i'm ready to puchase bulk cake boxes and drums and am trying to figure what do you recommend. right now my business primarily does 6 and 8" round cakes. i think i've done one 10" round so far but most are the smaller sizes. what size boxes and cake drums are best to use for the 6" and then for the 8". do you normally go up one size bigger than the cake? so for the 6" i should purchase 8" drum and box?
probably a silly question but i still needed to ask
The rule of thumb is the board should be 2 to 3 inches bigger then the cake. So, if you don't do any elaborate borders or things on the sides of the cake I would go 2 inches bigger. So for a 6" cake, I'd go with a 8" board, and 8" box. For the 8" cake, 10" board and 10" box.
If you don't want to spend a ton of money and only order one size of box, go with the 10" box- you can put both the 8" and 6" in it, and a 10" as well. You can always put a ittle piece of non-slip shelf liner beneath the smaller cakes, so they don't slide around. But, yes, you will need to order all of the board sizes. HTH!
do you normally go up one size bigger than the cake? so for the 6" i should purchase 8" drum and box?
Yes, that's the way to go
thanks ladies! i think i will first try the 10" box with multiple drums and shelf liner and see how that goes.
okay, question: are cake drums and boards the same? i'm trying to figure out where offers the best prices on the drums. any advice on that?? i purchased the boxes from brpboxshop.com. i got cake boxes and cupcake boxes and inserts.
Cake drums are about 1/2 inch thick and the boards tend to be flimsy and flat.
yes, the cake drums are definitely what i want.