Bottom Cake On The Drum Board?

Decorating By Kookie Updated 26 Aug 2009 , 5:35pm by Kookie

Kookie Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 12:35am
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Let's say If I make 4 tiered cake, 6",9",12",14".
Do you put the bottom cake(14") directly on the cake drum board or
you still need a cardboard as a base then, put it on the cake drum board?
THANKS.

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prterrell Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 12:41am
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You can put the bottom tier directly on the cake drum as long as the cake drum is wrapped in some kind of food-safe foil or paper.

Deb_ Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:27am
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I always put my tiers on boards first that way my drum stays clean while I'm decorating.

When I'm finished decorating I just put some butter cream onto the drum and place the bottom tier on top of that.

BlakesCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:29am
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You don't have to put it on it's own same-sized board (I always do), but if you do, you can do a lot of the messy stuff without having to clean up the decorative bottom board.

If you have to put the tier in the fridge, it may fit better OFF of the bottom board.

Rae

Mug-a-Bug Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:53am
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I'm sorry; what's a drum?

BlakesCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:57am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SinCityCakes

I'm sorry; what's a drum?




A decorative bottom cake board.

Rae

Kookie Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 1:32am
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Humm... I thought the bottom cake is too heavy to pick up and put it down on the right spot.
do you use a big spatula( hamberger flip?) to lift it up?
Thanks.
Kookie

Jeff_Arnett Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 2:12am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SinCityCakes

I'm sorry; what's a drum?




A type of premade base....usually foil covered....but sometimes white. The best I ever had were from Logicpic [google it] Theirs are made of 1/2 inch thick foamcore board with an FDA approved white covering. The Wilton foil covered one are too flimsy for my taste.

Here's a picture just to get an idea of what they are....most any cake decorating supply has them....

http://www.vikingimporting.com/images/Cake%20Drums/CakedrumGroup2_sm.jpg

Mug-a-Bug Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:18pm
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Thanks!! I had no idea about these icon_eek.gif

I've seen such nice boards in pics and wondered what I was missing. Do you all ask for these back?? I've been using peices of wood covered in contact paper; who knew!? icon_rolleyes.gif Thanks!

Jeff_Arnett Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SinCityCakes

Thanks!! I had no idea about these icon_eek.gif

I've seen such nice boards in pics and wondered what I was missing. Do you all ask for these back?? I've been using peices of wood covered in contact paper; who knew!? icon_rolleyes.gif Thanks!




Nope...one time use....they are fairly inexpensive....just add the cost into the price of the cake.

madgeowens Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:30pm
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I find it easier to put the large cake especially on a card board cake board first, and then using my large icing spatula I can slide it under the board and onto the board it will all be resting on. Hope this helps Kookie

Kookie Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 2:59pm
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

I find it easier to put the large cake especially on a card board cake board first, and then using my large icing spatula I can slide it under the board and onto the board it will all be resting on. Hope this helps Kookie




I got it!
I will use cake board then slide it under the board as you said.
Thank you.
Kookie thumbs_up.gif

madgeowens Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 4:42pm
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Just make sure it is going to stay put.....it can slide off if not secured.....if you are using a sharpened dowel down thru the cake, you can hammer it right into the hollow core board too and secure it. Hope this makes sense.

Kookie Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 5:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by madgeowens

Just make sure it is going to stay put.....it can slide off if not secured.....if you are using a sharpened dowel down thru the cake, you can hammer it right into the hollow core board too and secure it. Hope this makes sense.




O.K. I will hammer the dowel down for make sure it stays!
Thank you.

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