i'm going to have my dad cut me some cake board. so my question is, what is the best type of wood to buy? also what sizes should i have him cut, i'm thinking 8,10,12,14,16 inch round and maybe the same for squares and a few sheet cake sizes anyothers that you would suggest?
You really don't need to use wood for cake boards... just buy cake drums in the sizes you need or make your own from cake circles taped together to get the thickness required to support each size.
Plywood can be used as a base for heavy multiple-tiered cakes that are to be transported assembled, and for heavy full sheet cakes if you can't find the correct size to purchase.
i'm tired of running to the store when i'm out of the cake boards. i want something i can reuse, if its a piece of wood my hubby will actually bring it home, plus its more sturdy.
I'd just get plain old plywood, half inch should be fine. Ten, fifteen bucks for a 4x8 sheet.
thanks hollyml thats what i figured
Another suggestion that works great to is foamcore boards - Walmart has best price. If you double them up you get a firm surface for most cakes. I do use plywood for my tiered cakes base or double layer full sheets -