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!!!
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).
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.).
I use cardboards. Especially for drop-off cakes. There's nothing to return and the hotels/venues LUV that!