Base Cake Board Size For Wedding Cake

Decorating By jewels710 Updated 12 May 2011 , 5:17pm by cakegirl1973

jewels710 Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:09pm
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If my bottom tier is a 14" round, how large should my base cake board be?
Trying to figure out if a 16" or 22" would look better?

Also, are the 1/2" thick cake boards sturdy enough for a three tier, 7", 10", 14"?

Thanks!

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CWR41 Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:16pm
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I like 4" larger boards, so I'd use an 18".

Yes, 1/2" thick boards or drums are sturdy enough... just make sure you use your hand underneath to support while lifting instead of lifting from the edges only.

cakegirl1973 Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:17pm
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Get a 16" board. The 1/2 cake drum is very sturdy-you will be fine.

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