## Do I Need A Cake Board???

By maralin Updated 25 Apr 2009 , 12:01pm by LP4702

maralin Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 6:25pm
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I am making a 1/2 sheet cake & im putting the # 70 (pantastic pans) on top of the sheet cake .....the # are about 6"...can i put them rite on top of the cake or do i need a cake board in between?

thanks

13 replies
SweetMelissa2007 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:55pm
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I don't know what the pantastic pans are but if it's cake on top of the sheet cake, I would put a cake board under and a couple of dowels or straws in the sheet cake.

bakingpw Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 9:01pm
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I agree - dowels and cake board are necessary.

RobzC8kz Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 12:00am
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I third that motion! Any time you're putting one cake on top of another, you should use boards and dowls.

jammjenks Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 12:50pm
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If the sheet cake is only one layer and the numbers are only one layer, then you would not need a board or dowels.

If either cake is two layers, you would need them.

maralin Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:47am
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thanks!!...the sheet cake will be one layer & so will the numbers!

veejaytx Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:53am
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I'm thinking the numbers are separate, like a 7 and a 0, right? If so, I don't think you need boards under the numbers.

maralin Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:59am
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I'm thinking the numbers are separate, like a 7 and a 0, right? If so, I don't think you need boards under the numbers.

...yes they will be separate numbers.....im using the "pantastic" mold...

mbt4955 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:01am
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I did the same thing for the 50th birthday cake in my photos. I also did the numbers with candy melts and put it on top of the cake numbers. They were perfectly fine without a cake board or dowels. The pantastic pans are small enough to just sit on top of the sheet cake.

maralin Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:07am
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thanks..."mbt4955"....this will be my first time making a tiered cake....knowing i dont have to use a board or dowels will make me sleep better!! ha hahhahahah

mbt4955 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:30am
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You'll do great!

maralin Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 4:57pm
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since i wont be using a cake board....would i frost the # and then lay on top of the sheet cake? or should i lay on top of sheet cake and ice all together?

maralin Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 3:47am
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thanks to evryone that helped with suggestions!

u cvan check out my photos..i uploaded a pic

LP4702 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 12:01pm
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thanks for posting this - I didn't realize I should use cake boards when stacking multiple 2-layer cakes