I have just finished making my fourth cake and when I moved it from the counter to the table the top of the cake cracked not the cake itself but the icing. My grandmother said my board was not sturdy enough but I used the wilton board. SHould I use 2? It was just a sheet cake but I do doctor up the recipe so it is heavy. Can anyone help???
Are you using the Wilton cardboard for the sheetcake? If so, it's definitely not sturdy enough alone. I know a lot of decorators on here use Foamcore board, which you can get at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You might want to look into that.
yeah that is the board I am using. Okay so I need something else. I am going to try something else! Thank you!!
The wilton boards are not strong enough, you can glue a few of them to make them stronger.
no matter what brand name of cake board you use.. you need to at least double them or sometimes i triple them. when i have a heavy cake..and yes , sometimes i use the foamcore boards.. cover them just like you do the cake boards. these cake boards are too cheap, not to double or triple them , for saving this problem with icing .. hth
I use wooden boards for anything I can't lift with one hand underneath. (does that make sense?)
I use the wilton cardboards too and i had the icing crack once too. I now double or triple them.
I used cake drums. Works great, and those thigns are strong!