Basic Question (Probably A Bit Dumb) About Cake Boxes

Business By mom42ws Updated 22 Apr 2008 , 3:13pm by mom42ws

mom42ws Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 1:06pm
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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 icon_redface.gif

thanks!
ashley

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tiptop57 Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 1:39pm
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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.
HTH

cakesonoccasion Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 1:48pm
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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!

Solecito Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 1:53pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mom42ws

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

mom42ws Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 1:53pm
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thanks ladies! i think i will first try the 10" box with multiple drums and shelf liner and see how that goes.

icon_smile.gifashley

mom42ws Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 2:33pm
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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.

tiptop57 Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 2:36pm
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Cake drums are about 1/2 inch thick and the boards tend to be flimsy and flat.

mom42ws Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 3:13pm
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yes, the cake drums are definitely what i want.

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