Board Between Tiers?

Decorating By Addictive_desserts Updated 12 Jul 2012 , 1:48pm by leah_s

Addictive_desserts Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 4:58am
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Hi, how thick is the boards between your tiers? In Australia we have the Masonite boards at 4mm and 6mm and also cardboards at 3mm, which is the ideal to use?

All our boards here are already covered in silver foil!

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mcaulir Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 5:45am
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The silver cardboard ones are fine. However, I find that they can warp a little bit if they've been stored for a while, especially if the weather is a bit humid. If I'm doing a big tiered cake, I use the 3mm masonite boards, just so that everything stays level.

ETA: oops - 4mm masonite.

Chellescakes Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 6:09am
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I use the 3or 4mm masonite boards for tiered cakes . I use the cardboard ones to put under a cake before I place it on an iced board.

Addictive_desserts Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 8:44am
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Thanks for that

mareetina Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 12:35pm
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I had a lady tell me the other day that she uses drum boards between her tiers. I thought they might be a bit too thick.

Addictive_desserts Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 1:34pm
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How thick are you drum boards in the USA?

leah_s Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 1:48pm
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USA drums are 1/2" thick. Over here a "drum" is a bottom/presentation board. The boards between tiers are "cardboards."

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