Cardboard Vs Plastic

Decorating By pinkalicious Updated 30 Apr 2009 , 12:14pm by indydebi

pinkalicious Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 2:52am
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Ok so I am still new at all this. I have never taken a cake class...everything I know, I have taught myself. I have an upcoming wedding cake to do and I am wondering which is better to use for the cake board. Is it better (or more professional) to put each tier on the plastic cake plates or should I just use cardboard? I have done several stacked cakes before and just used cardboard with dowel rods, but I wasn't sure what to do with the wedding cake. I need some advise please! Thanks in advance!!!

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PinkZiab Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 3:38am
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I think cardboard is fine (it's pretty standard), but I prefer to use masonite (I use masonite in place of cardboard under every tier, as well as for my baseboard).

xstitcher Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 4:03am
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As Tara said cardboard is pretty standard to use for each tier but make sure you use something sturdier for the cake base (ie cake drum or foam core etc.).

indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:14pm
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I use cardboards. Especially for drop-off cakes. There's nothing to return and the hotels/venues LUV that!

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