Cake Boards

Decorating By Cojack Updated 26 May 2009 , 9:03pm by caseyhayes

Cojack Posted 26 May 2009 , 4:42am
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Should cake boards be used when staking 3-4 layer cake? I saw the cardboard ones on the Wilton website. To my understanding, after reading, I should be using wooden dowels.

Should I be using both the cardboard cake circles (lined with foil or not) and the wooden dowels?

Not sure what to do...

Thank you.

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-K8memphis Posted 26 May 2009 , 4:51am
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Layers = different levels of cake that are typically 1 or 2" tall that make up one tier

Tier = different cakes three to four inches in height made up of layers

So for 3-4 layers of cake--no, no dowel or stakes are necessary.

For a 3-4 tier cake yes for every tier you use dowel and boards.

Rylan Posted 26 May 2009 , 10:35am
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K8memphis is correct. I usually wrap my cake boards with plastic wrap to prevent a possible problem.

Cojack Posted 26 May 2009 , 8:01pm
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Thanks for the information.

Just to confirm;

My 3 - 4 tier cake will require cake boards wrapped and also dowels for each layer?

caseyhayes Posted 26 May 2009 , 9:03pm
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Yep, sure will.

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