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post #1 of 9
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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
post #2 of 9
Use a cakeboard.

Rae
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post #3 of 9
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Ok. Thanks!
post #4 of 9
Quote:
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.
post #5 of 9
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Good point. thanks!
post #6 of 9
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.
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post #7 of 9
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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.

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post #8 of 9
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.
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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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