I've searched through many threads but feel I would still like a bit more confirmation on using a foam core board for a wedding cake base. I have made several wedding cakes but my upcoming cake will be the heaviest - a 14/10/6 with fondant. Can I confidently use a 1/2" foam core base or should I use 1/2" MDF? I need to carry it to the venue so I'm just concerned about overall weight. Thanks for any advice!
I defiantely suggest the MDF. I don't think foamcore would be strong enough - unless you double & even than I still would not trust it. Actually that size cake probably won't be that heavy but why take the chance of a problem?
i have used the half inch foam core -- no problem -- i would probably stack the 10 & 6 on site so the 14" wouldn't be too heavy to carry --
but i've carried my fair share stacked too
Personally, I would use a wooden base. I make all of my own, so I would cut it from 1/2" plywood or 1/2" masonite. I tend to "over kill" on supports, but I have yet to have a tragedy (knock on wood!). As to weight, I would definitely not be able to carry a stacked 14" x 10" x 6" with fondant!
Thanks everyone for your quick responses! I'll go with MDF to be on the safe side and call it my weight training for the weekend :)
ok oops -- if jeff says it's one inch -- that's what i meant -- not the quarter inch the thick stuff