tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:31pm
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I am a 12" round cake 3 layers.
When I filled and stacked the layers I can see where I am going to have to end cutting the cake board to fit the cake once I have finished trimming.

How do you cut you board to get a nice round shape ?
Please any help the cake is for this weekend icon_cry.gif

Once I am finished trimming it would appear to my eye that a 12" would be too big and a 10" to small

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DianeLM Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:36pm
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I assume you're covering the cake with fondant? Cuz if you were using buttercream, you'd want the board a little bigger than your cake.

If you're using cardboard cake circles, trace around your cake, then cut with a pair of scissors.

If you're using foamboard, trace around your cake, then cut with an Xacto knife.

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

I assume you're covering the cake with fondant? Cuz if you were using buttercream, you'd want the board a little bigger than your cake.

If you're using cardboard cake circles, trace around your cake, then cut with a pair of scissors.

If you're using foamboard, trace around your cake, then cut with an Xacto knife.





Yes I am ... But what if it is already down on the cake board ?
Well i guess I could trim trace flip it onto a cookie sheet ... cut the board and then flip it back on !!!

Rusti Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 7:55pm
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I have a drywall circle cutter I use to cut cake boards, makes perfect circles but does leave a little hole in the center. I just cover them with freezer paper as someone on here suggested.

DianeLM Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by tony_sopranos_ebony_girl

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Originally Posted by DianeLM

I assume you're covering the cake with fondant? Cuz if you were using buttercream, you'd want the board a little bigger than your cake.

If you're using cardboard cake circles, trace around your cake, then cut with a pair of scissors.

If you're using foamboard, trace around your cake, then cut with an Xacto knife.




Yes I am ... But what if it is already down on the cake board ?
Well i guess I could trim trace flip it onto a cookie sheet ... cut the board and then flip it back on !!!




Yup. Next time, use your bottom tier to measure the board before you fill and stack.

I've seen old school decorators extend the cake slightly over the edge of the counter and cut the cardboard with a serrated knife. Looks scary, dangerous and unhygienic to me!

pag41989 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 1:50am
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When I have to trim a cake board to match the circle I use my husband's box cutter. I plan on buying an exacto knife for my next cake however if you have nothing but a box cutter laying around it works. That or scissors.

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:46am
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That you all so very much !!!


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