Cake Board Size???

Decorating By SweetPea0613 Updated 22 Jan 2009 , 12:27am by SweetPea0613

 SweetPea0613  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
SweetPea0613 Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 10:47pm
post #1 of 6

I'm making a 6", 10", 14" square tiered cake and I was just wondering what size the base should be.

My brother's making it out of plywood and I was thinking 18X18...is that a good size??? or should it be bigger???

TIA

5 replies
 SweetPea0613  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
SweetPea0613 Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 11:11pm
post #2 of 6

Anyone????? icon_sad.gif

 karenm0712  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
karenm0712 Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 11:18pm
post #3 of 6

That sounds about right. That will give you 2 inches on each side of the cake for borders, etc. Depending on what type of design you are doing you may even want to go bigger.

HTH's!

 KathyTW  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
KathyTW Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 11:19pm
post #4 of 6

That size should be okay....it will give you approximately 2" on each side of the bottom cake. If you look at a lot of the pictures posted on CC it looks like most bakers use a little more (more like 4" on each side)

 sue_dye  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
sue_dye Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 11:28pm
post #5 of 6

Here is a cake I did same size as your's, I used a 16 inch cake drum covered in white. The board under that is 18 sqare that was removed later.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1277101

 SweetPea0613  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
SweetPea0613 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 12:27am
post #6 of 6

Thanks for the input guys! The two inches looks pretty nice...I thought it would look too small....

We'll see what I decide.... icon_biggrin.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%