What Is The Basic Rule On Cake Board??

Decorating By Nobuko Updated 6 Jan 2011 , 12:59pm by leily

Nobuko Posted 6 Jan 2011 , 9:07am
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Hi everyone,

I'd appreciate if you'd give me some advise. What is the basic rule on cake board? How often every how many inches?) is it recommended to insert a cake board while stacking layers of cakes? From my experience, I'm thinking cake layers stacked up to 7" would be able to hold without compromising the shape... A I right?? But when I watch cake pros making such a beautiful wedding cake or some kind of extreme cakes, I don' see them inserting cake board so often (or maybe they just don't show that part on TV?) I sure don't see them cutting cake boards with cake while they're curving the cake into some particular shape... Why? Do they use some kind of different technique??

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Cakechick123 Posted 6 Jan 2011 , 10:20am
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I use a board every 4" with supports inside the cake.

I wont do a 7" without a board and supports, dont want a cake collapsing, just to save one board but thats just my opinion.

leily Posted 6 Jan 2011 , 12:59pm
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the standard is a cake board with dowels underneath every 4" of veritical cake. i've gone 6" before and that was too much weight (and i've tried it with a light and heavy cake before)

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