I need some help and advice........I am doing a wedding cake for a client. A simple two tier stacked cake with ribbon trim and simple white scroll work on the side of the cake. It will be a 12 inch two layer with an 8 inch two layer top tier.
I want to use a 14 inch separator plate, with the feet down as the cake base. A lady told me I needed to also use cardboard base on top of that. (several rounds with silver foil covering). Why do I need to use cardboard also? I was to build on the plate and not worry about using rounds also. There will be no boarder on the cake since there will be a fabric ribbon around the base of each tier. I hoped I have explained this well enough. Also, I was going to build the 8 inch top layer on an 8 inch separator Plate as well, and not use any cardboard rounds. Would this be okay?
Any suggestions would be great. I have a licensed and inspected commerical kitchen but don't do alot of wedding cakes, so I need to bend the ear of you experienced ones out there.
Thanks in advance
If plate isn't disposable and you don't want it returned to you scratched from carving, use one corrugated cardboard cake circle.
If disposable and/or you don't want it back, it's not required.
As a base, plastic is unappealing and tacky. If you want a more professional look, use a cake drum.