What Size Should My Cake Board Be?

Decorating By akgirl10 Updated 27 Feb 2010 , 7:48pm by akgirl10

akgirl10 Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 12:00am
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I'm making a 6,9,12 tiered cake for a friend's wedding. I usually buy those silver drums Wilton makes but they want gold. So I was thinking of using foam core that I hear about all the time. Would a 15" look OK? I guess I'm just wondering what's standard for everyone.

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Caths_Cakes Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 12:03am
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i usually go 3 inches up from my cake, once they buttercream/fondant or which ever medium your using, its suprising how much space it takes up!

sheilabelle Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:56am
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I am going 4" up. If you to Global Sugarart . com (no spaces) they have the gold wrapped drums. I just looked tonight for myself.

PinkLisa Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 2:09am
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I like four to six inches up from the largest tier. It give the cake more presence. A 15" would be okay though if that's what you have.

DreamMaker2 Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 2:09am
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Foamcore is great - but it sure can be tricky to cut precisely. I generally will use 3-4" bigger than the bottom tier. I was in a "pinch" about a month ago and used 4 cake circles taped together, then covered it in a silver print foil. It was really inexpensive, I didn't have to wait for shipping, and it looked great!

akgirl10 Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 7:48pm
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Thanks for the replies, I didn't realize anyone had posted icon_confused.gif .

I saw the gold drums, and they're out of stock. And shipping to AK is usually pricey. So I'm thinking between 15-16". I guess I'll pull my pans out and see what it looks like.

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