Cardboard Vs Plastic

Decorating By pinkalicious Updated 30 Apr 2009 , 12:14pm by indydebi

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pinkalicious Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 2:52am
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Ok so I am still new at all this. I have never taken a cake class...everything I know, I have taught myself. I have an upcoming wedding cake to do and I am wondering which is better to use for the cake board. Is it better (or more professional) to put each tier on the plastic cake plates or should I just use cardboard? I have done several stacked cakes before and just used cardboard with dowel rods, but I wasn't sure what to do with the wedding cake. I need some advise please! Thanks in advance!!!

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PinkZiab Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 3:38am
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I think cardboard is fine (it's pretty standard), but I prefer to use masonite (I use masonite in place of cardboard under every tier, as well as for my baseboard).

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xstitcher Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 4:03am
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As Tara said cardboard is pretty standard to use for each tier but make sure you use something sturdier for the cake base (ie cake drum or foam core etc.).

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indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:14pm
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I use cardboards. Especially for drop-off cakes. There's nothing to return and the hotels/venues LUV that!

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