Cover Cake Board Between Layers

Decorating By lannwetzel Updated 19 Aug 2011 , 6:38pm by imagenthatnj

lannwetzel Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 1:37pm
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What do you all use to cover your cake board between layers so it doesn't get soggy? I'm going to make my first 2 tier cake and I have a feeling the board will get soggy between the layers...am I right?

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brenda549 Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 1:49pm
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When I do not have grease-proof cake boards (1st choice), I just cover them with Glad-press and seal.

bakerliz Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 1:57pm
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When I do not have grease-proof cake boards (1st choice), I just cover them with Glad-press and seal.




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I used to use foil, but it's just too bulky, the Press N'Seal works great!

theCword Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 2:18pm
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I taped some grease proof paper on there. Bought it from my cake supply store.

CWR41 Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 2:27pm
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What do you all use to cover your cake board between layers so it doesn't get soggy?




Nothing... they are made for this purpose. They really don't get soggy--grease-stained, but not soaked.

(Although I use a circle of waxed paper on the bottom to prevent sticking.)

katj012 Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 3:38pm
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Agreed with CWR41 - I never put anything, and I've never had anything happen to them.

I do, however, always tape at least 2 boards together for each tier - I learned that in my last cake-decorating class before I graduated.

VaBelle Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 4:02pm
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I've started using foam core and cover it with Press and Seal.

bakerliz Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by katj012

Agreed with CWR41 - I never put anything, and I've never had anything happen to them.

I do, however, always tape at least 2 boards together for each tier - I learned that in my last cake-decorating class before I graduated.




Why the 2 boards?

katj012 Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 4:09pm
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I'm not sure - actually in class we always did 3 boards. It helps give you a little more height which is nice for decorating, and that way you are guaranteed to have a sturdy firm base board beneath each tier of cake.

bakerliz Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 4:29pm
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Interesting...Thanks!

imagenthatnj Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 6:38pm
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I've heard of the two boards. And sometimes three, depending on how heavy the cake is.

This is a nice diagram of cake construction.

http://www.sweetcelebrations.us/files/cake_construction.pdf

(comes from this place)
http://www.sweetcelebrations.us/recipes.html

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