Layer Seperaters

Decorating By kookykakes Updated 19 Feb 2009 , 12:39am by indydebi

kookykakes Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 7:19pm
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Is it ok to use cardboard between layers on layered cakes?

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tiggy2 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 7:24pm
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You can use the cardboard cake circles but I wouldn't use regular cardboard.

cakesbykitty Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:49pm
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yes, and use dowels to support it.

kakeladi Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:49pm
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A board and support is needed whenever the cake goes up more than 4-5". So if you are making a cake like an 8" round and using 2 layers that would be 4" tall and no b oard would be needed.
One have NO idea where a cardboard box has been &.or what has touched it! Unless you use several layers of cardboard glued together and *wrap it completely* so none of the board touches the cake you could get by w/it.
There has been times I had NO access to cake boards and had to use a cardboard box cut to size.

indydebi Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:39am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

One have NO idea where a cardboard box has been &.or what has touched it! Unless you use several layers of cardboard glued together and *wrap it completely* so none of the board touches the cake you could get by w/it.



I'm so glad you bring this up. Many times I have seen threads where people try to save 30 cents by salvaging boxes from their office and cutting boards from them and I just cringed when I read those.

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