What Size Cake Board? Help!

Decorating By GIAcakes Updated 5 Oct 2010 , 1:39am by awatterson

GIAcakes Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 12:58am
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I am making my biggest cake to date- a 4 tier birthday cake. I am nervous! But what I'm wondering is what kind/size cake board am I going to need to hold a 4 tier cake? I only ever use the thick, round Wilton cake boards. They are thick and sturdy, but I'm not sure if it's THAT sturdy. Any tips?

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leah_s Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 1:02am
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Are you talking about the base board? I use drums, but not Wilton brand.

awatterson Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 1:09am
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I would say a cake drum as well.

GIAcakes Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 1:11am
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yes, it's the drums I use. That should hold it then?

awatterson Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 1:13am
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That should hold them. You are talking about just on the bottom, right? I would say to use the SPS for stacking too. I have used them 2 times now and it takes quite a bit of the stress out of wondering if the cake was going to collapse on itself.

GIAcakes Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 1:13am
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Leah_s I did look at your 4 tier pic and that is the board I use. I just wanted to make sure. Thanks icon_smile.gif

Pam Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 1:34am
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What is SPS?

awatterson Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 1:39am
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Single Plate Separator. There is a whole section in the forum about it. It is easy to use.

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