I offered to make a birthday cake for my besties 30th and somehow it turned in to a 3 tier cake! So, I'm trying out my new masonite cake board for the base, and I'm wondering how exactly I use it... Do I put the cake directly on the masonite board or do I put it on cake cardboard and attach it to the masonite? And if I attach it, what do I use to attach it? I know the masonite is reusable, so what will secure my cake without ruining my board for future use? I plan on using cake cardboard and plastic dowels to stack the tiers, with a wooden down through the middle.
I should also mention this is going to be my first topsy turvy, so if anyone has anyone "i wish i would've known..." tips from their experiences, I'd really appreciate it. I've read/watched numerous tutorials but ya never know how it's going to work out until you dive in!
I just did this, so I know I can help! I covered my masonite board with the special cake foil stuff, and put some plastic "feet" on the bottom to give some space for my fingers to lift it. Since I was using fondant, I covered the bottom tier as usual on a cardboard. When I put it all on the masonite board, I smeared a little buttercream on the bottom to keep it from sliding. Royal icing is also a good choice, but the buttercream did fine. It was so heavy, I don't think it was going anywhere! Everything came off and the masonite is perfect to use again, not even a grease spot!
I used SPS, so I didn't have a wooden dowel, but it traveled perfectly, all stacked. But I hope you have some help, because it was super heavy! Good luck with your first topsy turvy, you'll learn so much!
Thanks! I'm excited/nervous but I got all the tiers stacked and crumb coated tonight so I'll have a full day tomorrow for things to go wrong! I wasn't sure if buttercream would be strong enough... I might stick with royal so I don't give myself a heart attack during delivery.
And yes, I have a helper. The bottom tier alone is already super heavy so I know this one is going to be a beast!