Merry2go Posted 27 Jul 2012 , 11:15pm
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I'm re-creating my sister's wedding cake for her 30th anniversary. The cake was pillars & plate construction. Do I put the cake directly on the plastic plate or should I use a cake board first?

Thanks, Mary

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BlakesCakes Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 1:20am
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Use a cakeboard.

Rae

Merry2go Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 2:13am
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Ok. Thanks!

CWR41 Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 4:01am
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Originally Posted by Merry2go

Do I put the cake directly on the plastic plate or should I use a cake board first?




It depends... if you're using disposable plates that aren't to be returned, then it doesn't much matter if the plates get scratched during cutting.

Merry2go Posted 29 Jul 2012 , 5:52pm
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Good point. thanks!

leah_s Posted 29 Jul 2012 , 8:18pm
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I'd still use a cardboard on top of the plastic plate. I like to decorate on the cardboard and you'd need that underneath to pick it up and transfer it to the plastic plate.

BlakesCakes Posted 29 Jul 2012 , 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I'd still use a cardboard on top of the plastic plate. I like to decorate on the cardboard and you'd need that underneath to pick it up and transfer it to the plastic plate.




My reasoning, too, for suggesting using a cardboard.

Rae

kakeladi Posted 29 Jul 2012 , 9:21pm
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Another reason to use a cake board between the cake and plate: yrs ago I didn't. Made the cake the night before and in the a.m. found the plate (an *old* one) had cracked! Fortunately the cake wasn't stacked and it was a pain to get it off the cracked plate and onto a new one.

Merry2go Posted 29 Jul 2012 , 10:24pm
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This is why i love and refer to this site so often. I love all the advice! Thanks everyone!

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