I made a grooms cake - full sheet, iced & put fondant on it, the next day it cracked really bad in the middle, im making a new one now, i know i didnt have a great support underneath it at the time, so can i use dowels through it long ways, will that help?
I would just use a more sturdy support base. Putting dowel rods through it long ways would make it difficult for them to cut, wouldn't it?
Full sheet is an 18x24 and for those I use a real wooden board from Lowe's. For smaller cakes (12x18 ... half sheet) I use at least 3 cardboards. And that's just for single layer cakes.
1/2" thick foamcore board would probably work too.
i get full sheet pads from sams....they are pretty sturdy, i make full sheets almost every week.
when i decorate them i put the full sheet cake pan on the turntable upside down to give the cake more support while i'm decorating it.
flimsey cake pads will fold up on ya, even for a half sheet.
I really like the foam core boards they provide good sturdy suppor and won't bend .
thank you all for this, from now on i will use a thick wooden base for the cake