I'm not sure I have this in the right place or not. But, I am making a cake that will be too heavy to put on a standard cardboard cakeboard.
When you have this type of problem, what do you pros out there use?? and then what do you cover them with??
I thought about using fondant, but this cake is for my niece's wedding, and she doesn't like that idea... using the fondant covered cake boards...
So....any help will be appreciated!!!
When I have bigger and heavier cakes I go to Home Depot and get them to cut me whatever size boards I need.....I use about a 1/2 inch thick board, if you buy a larger sheet and have them just do a couple different sizes it will run you about $5-$7 depending on how big of a board you get. I then cover them with fondant and trim the edges with a ribbon using a hot glue!
For the bottom board I use a drum. For the boards in between the tiers I just regular cardboards.
" leah_s ".... would you mind telling me what a drum is??
Sorry I'm not the person you asked, but you can find cake drums at Michaels, it's several cardboards stuck together and covered with food safe foil. You can also use wood for your board, some hardware stores sell wood rounds about 1" thick. I like it covered with fondant, but know some people who brush their boards with a royal icing.
I use MDF (bought at Home Depot). I put small wooden candle holders on the bottom for feet (bought at Hobby Lobby). I paint them before whatever color I need, usually white or black works nice (BTW I use plastic paint it seems to hold to everthing better). I have covered with royal ( I don't like this because I can't seem to get it to smooth out as pretty as Collette Peters and you have to wait for it to dry longer). I have covered in fondant (I like this method but you still should wait for it to dry), I have also covered them in gift wrap and then covered the gift wrap with clear contact paper. I have covered them in foil too. I use foam board in between tiers.
Like Leah I use cardboard between tiers. I can't always find a drum in my area so what I do is tape about 3-5 cakeboards together and then cover them in either fanci foil or decorative paper.
I usually get my boards from Home Depot also because they will cut it for you. I use fancy foil paper also on all of my bottom boards. If you don't have that available, you can always cover the board with freezer paper...shinny side out.
i use 1/2 foam board for most of my cakes, large (multi tiered) or small, because i like to put ribbon around the edge for a finishing touch. i cover all of my boards with cheap, plastic tablecloths. $1.50, multitude of colors, food safe, wipable, cut to any size, etc. i get my foam board at michaels (w/ my coupon, it's $3) and depending on what sizes i need, i can get a few cakes out of the one board! HTH!
When you cover with fondant and cut the cake ....what prevents you from cutting the fondant