Does anyone know how much weight a masonite board can hold? I have used them several times, but I've never used it for a 4 tier cake. I'm just wondering if it will be able to support the weight of the cake.
I guess I should tell you that it's 1/4" thick.
I haven't a clue, but here's a bump.
I used a masonite board for a 5 tier cake..... as long as it doesn't have much flex shouldn't be an issue. Mine was a 1/4" board and didn't flex at all (notice this is in past tense - never got the board back )
Eme -- thanks for the info! (Sorry, you never got your board back). Were your cakes all 4 inches tall? It sounds like I shouldn't have any trouble since you had a 5 tier cake. The board will be brand new so I don't think that it will flex at all.
All tiers were 5" - you should have no problems!
Don't they come in different thicknesses? Get a fairly thick one and you should be fine
I use masonite boards for delivery. So I have whatever size for the cake and the put the rougher side up and put the cake on that, it keeps it from slipping and makes it easier to carry the cake in - I've done it up to 5 tiers. So for the base of your cake, I would assume it would do just fine.
Additionally, I don't know if you cut wood or have the space to do it, but a big sheet of masonite is $10 and change at home depot. I buy it and draw on it and use a jigsaw to cut it out. The saw was like $20 I think at home depot, and has saved me SO MUCH money on buying pre-cut boards.
Thanks Eme! And Aligotmatt -- I didn't know that you could buy masonite and cut it out yourself. That's pretty cool! And I've never used the rough side either, so I'll have to do that. It makes sense that the cake would be more stable.