Sturday Bases For Heavy Cakes

Decorating By shelli38 Updated 24 Apr 2011 , 1:06am by shelli38

shelli38 Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 3:22pm
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I need suggestions for sturdy disposable bases for transporting cakes. Sometimes I use a cut piece of plywood and then cover it in tissue paper or fabric. That works great but it seems like a lot of expense and trouble to do that on every big cake.

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mrswendel Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 4:02pm
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Foam core works great...not expensive and isn't nearly as heavy at plywood.

poohsmomma Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 4:40pm
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1/2" foam core is the trick.

Kitagrl Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 5:05pm
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I use 1/2" foam core or 4 cake boards stacked for moderate (3 tier) cakes.

For four tiered cakes on up, I order the 1/2" nova wood boards from Oasis Supply (cake supply company). They are like $10 for a 16" round board but if you are selling a 4 tiered cake then its not a huge expense and it will be the best base for that heavy of a cake. If the party or wedding is not far, you can get it returned to you but I never worry about it.

When I get those nova wood boards I always tape the sides to make the corners more gentle on the foil.

tracycakes Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 5:12pm
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For wedding cakes and anything over 2 tiers, I use 1/2" mdf. We buy the boards and my hubby cuts them for me.

warchild Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 5:25pm
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Foam core for me too. Easy to cut and nice and sturdy. You can find it at Michaels in assorted thicknesses if you have one in your area.

leah_s Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 6:23pm
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I use cake drums.

shelli38 Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 1:06am
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Thank you all so much! I have never heard of foam core before. I will look for it.

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