Help! Is A Masonite Board Strong Enough For 4Tiered Cake?

Decorating By nicoles-a-tryin Updated 27 May 2008 , 2:35am by nicoles-a-tryin

nicoles-a-tryin Posted 26 May 2008 , 3:13am
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Hello...I just found out I am doing a 4 tiered wedding cake this weekend...
5,8,11 and 14 inches round...4 inches tall each layer...

I can't seem to find a cake drum...which is what I usually use...
Is a masonite board the same?? Will it hold???

What can you suggest please??

Thank you so much!! NIcole

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nicoles-a-tryin Posted 26 May 2008 , 10:31am
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imacook Posted 26 May 2008 , 7:10pm
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i usually put 2 of the cake boards together. I use the kind that are foil lined and come 2 to the pack. I have also found cutting boards work well for rectangular or square cakes. I cover them with white freezer paper.

Doug Posted 26 May 2008 , 7:51pm
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or use the top of one those round pressboard 3-legged tables you can get at Wal-Mart, etc.

nicoles-a-tryin Posted 26 May 2008 , 7:55pm
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OMG!! Thank you so much...That is a fabulous idea Doug....Thanks everyone!!

jamhays Posted 26 May 2008 , 8:19pm
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I use Masonite boards all the time & I've never had a problem w/it.

arosstx Posted 26 May 2008 , 8:39pm
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The only reason you would need something heavy enough to support the whole cake is if you are carrying the whole cake assembled.

Otherwise you can tape and cover 3 regular cake boards together and use them to transport the bottom tier, then stack and border the others on-site.

dandelion56602 Posted 26 May 2008 , 8:40pm
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Masonite is pretty sturdy. Someone described it as the stuff clipboards are made out of (and those thin things are strong). I've seen them between 1/4 & 1/2" thick in my local cake store & it's not as heavy as plywood.

MargaretG Posted 26 May 2008 , 9:04pm
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I delivered a full sheet cake this past Saturday, on a 1/4 inch Masonite board. I should have gone with the 1/2 inch, because I wound up with hairline cracks on top of the cake (buttercream icing). The board was not sturdy enough for all that weight. I usually use the 1/2 inch MDF board but it wasn't returned to me after the last event!

nicoles-a-tryin Posted 27 May 2008 , 2:35am
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Thank you everyone!! I appreciate your feedback!

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