What Size Board?

Decorating By sharon57 Updated 20 May 2009 , 2:00pm by jammjenks

sharon57 Posted 20 May 2009 , 12:20am
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I am making my first stacked wedding cake. It will be 14-10-6, I will be putting it on foam core covered with fancy foil. What size should the 14 in. be sitting on? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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sharon57 Posted 20 May 2009 , 12:51am
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Does 16 in. sq. sound right?

jjkarm Posted 20 May 2009 , 10:33am
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16" is the smallest size I would use. I usually like the board to be at least 3" larger then the bottom cake. HTH thumbs_up.gif

bashini Posted 20 May 2009 , 10:46am
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I also would go for a board which is 3" or more bigger than the bottom cake. icon_smile.gif

sharon57 Posted 20 May 2009 , 11:40am
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Thank you both.

MissRobin Posted 20 May 2009 , 1:44pm
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I would use a 20" board, it needs more stability than it will get with a 16"!

jammjenks Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:00pm
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I've never used foam core. If I was doing this cake, I would get my local lumberyard to cut me an 18X18 square of 1/2 inch plywood. I had a 16X16 cut last week and it cost me $1.25.

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