Base Cake Board Size For Wedding Cake

Decorating By jewels710 Updated 12 May 2011 , 5:17pm by cakegirl1973

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jewels710 Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:09pm
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If my bottom tier is a 14" round, how large should my base cake board be?
Trying to figure out if a 16" or 22" would look better?

Also, are the 1/2" thick cake boards sturdy enough for a three tier, 7", 10", 14"?


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CWR41 Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:16pm
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I like 4" larger boards, so I'd use an 18".

Yes, 1/2" thick boards or drums are sturdy enough... just make sure you use your hand underneath to support while lifting instead of lifting from the edges only.

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cakegirl1973 Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:17pm
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Get a 16" board. The 1/2 cake drum is very sturdy-you will be fine.

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