I know tiered cakes require cake boards underneath each tier. I've only ever done 6 and 8 inch, or 8 and 10 inch tiered cakes, which seem perfectly stable with just a center dowel. However my semester is ending soon and I'm going to have some free time so I'd like to practice doing three tiered cakes in hopes of being able to offer them in the future. Right now I stay clear of them and wedding cakes, lol.
My question though... I use Wilton pans and have bought the Wilton cake boards in the past. But my 8inch cake board is always bigger than my 8 inch cake? Not much, but just enough that I can't ice it with the cake. Is this normal? I figured they should be the same size? Could it have to do with amount of icing? I want to order them online but I don't want to waste my money if they won't be the same size!