ok everyone i am new to this still but i have been doing cakes left and rite lately and im finding that my 12 square cakes are most popular... the problem is then never fit in the 12 in cake boxes!!!! i really hate triming my cakes exspecaily to fit in a box! i trimmed the last one and it still didnt fit and the decorating around the base takes a beating.... help me out here please i have 3 for this Sat!!!! im stressing as it is with 3 for sat nevermind the box issues!!!!
Hi there, I always buy boards & boxes, 3" more than the cake. That is, if the cake is 10", I buy a 13" cake board and the board. Keep the cake centraly on the board and I glue a ribbon arounf the cake board.
So, in your case, if the cake is 12", buy a board & a box which is 15" or 14".
I agree, I always put my cakes on a board with at least 2" extra and so if I had a 12" cake, I'd put it on a 14" board and use a 14" box. HTH
I do the same. At least 2".
Yep, me too with the bigger boards and boxes. In fact, at Hobby Lobby there's a chart to help decide what size box to use. It says 10" is best for 8" cakes and so on. It works well for me!
Ditto on the bigger boxes AND I use a cut piece of that non-slip cabinet liner material underneath just to be sure the cake won't slide around in the bigger box. You can find it at any 99 cent store.
me too, my biggest cakes are 10 inches so i put them on either an 11 or 12 inch board in a 12 inch box.