Cake Board For A 4 Tier 16" Round?

Decorating By mrsb37 Updated 10 Jul 2010 , 1:31am by catlharper

mrsb37 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 5:43pm
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4 tier wedding cake - 16" round bottom tier.

What board do you use for the base? Wilton's thickest boards only go up to 18", and I'd rather have 20".


5 replies
Kellbella Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 5:53pm
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I'd use masonite or 1/2" plywood. My hubby cuts plywood for me and I use it all the time. You can order masonite from GSA.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 5:59pm
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I'd go for 20 or 22...

I hate the Wilton drums.. they are flimsy. Masonite covered in fondant would be my choice... 1/2" like the PP suggested.

leah_s Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 6:54pm
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I use cake drums, but not the Wilton ones.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 10:23pm
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I use drums too... the ones I get from the cake supply store near me aren't the Wilton ones though. They are MUCH more sturdy.

The biggest one they have though is 20", so if I needed it bigger (which I probably wouldn't, but for argument's sake) I'd go with masonite.

catlharper Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 1:31am
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Yup, for a 4 tier I'd use a 20. Just to give it a better look and stability. I'm fortunate enough to have a cake supply store near me but you can order them from several online places.


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