16" Round Cake - Need Help Please

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ljhow623 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 12:45pm
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I need to bake and decorate a 16 base cake. This is a lot bigger than Im use to so I need a few pointers to help me out. Usually I use 3/16 foam core board under my tiers. Is this going to be strong enough for this tier? If not what would you suggest I use? How do you move the layers as you fill the cake so they dont break on you? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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knlcox Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 12:57pm
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I'm not much help with the foam core questions but I can answer your question about moving the layers so they don't break to fill them! Here's a video by Sweetwise. Around the 6 minute mark is how she explains exactly how to move a large cake without it breaking while you're filling. Her videos have helped me so much!


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natesmomma Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:56am
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Regarding your base, I would use something stronger, because this cake is going to have some weight. When I do a cake of 3 or more tiers, I use a 1/2- in. plywood board to support the weight. With this size board, I know my cake will be properly supported, especially for transport!

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mariacakestoo Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:51am
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Sweet mother of God, don't rely on a thin piece of foam in place of a board.

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Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 3:26am
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Great video!

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Brenda1677 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 9:05pm
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I use 3/4 inch foam core and put it in a 1/2 inck square of plywood for transport

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