Cake Boards

Decorating By SoniD Updated 30 May 2018 , 11:09pm by SandraSmiley

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SoniD Posted 28 May 2018 , 12:13am
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HI Everyone,

I need a strong cake board for a 3 tiered wedding cake and need a 16 inch round board.  I bought a silver Wilton board, but now I'm wondering if it's strong enough.  What do you all think?  Also, does anyone know where I can 16 inch round wooden boards?

Thanks in advance smile

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cutiger Posted 28 May 2018 , 12:29am
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I'm not sure how strong the Wilton ones are.  I usually make my own from foam board I buy from the $ store.  I cut 3 layers, hot glue them together, and cover with foil ( Wilton or Hobby Lobby brands).  If I know my cake is going to be heavier than normal, I add a 4th layer of foam board.  Never had it fail me yet.  

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KitchenSix Posted 28 May 2018 , 1:41pm
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You can glue 4-5 boards together, making sure that the corrugated edges are switched around, a think piece of foam core, or you could go to the hardware store and ask they they cut you a circle from wood.  I plan on buying boards from sugargeek one day, too, so maybe even check them out!

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Kim1182 Posted 28 May 2018 , 6:48pm
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I put all my wedding cakes on glass.  I have it cut at least 2 inches larger than the bottom tier.  If you have a 16" bottom, then put it on an 18" glass.  Check prices with you local glass shop(s).  Where I am, they're relatively inexpensive.  You can either add the cost into the cost of the cake or have them return it undamaged.  I have my clients return the glass which I can reuse.  Also have a clause in my contract that states they will have to pay the price to replace if not returned in usable condition.  

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SandraSmiley Posted 28 May 2018 , 11:31pm
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I always cut my own cake boards out of plywood, particle board or masonite.  Mike and I frequently do construction projects, so always have left over pieces of board handy.  Takes five minutes and it is free and very sturdy.

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SoniD Posted 30 May 2018 , 3:05am
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Hi Kim,

How thick of a piece of glass to hold a three tier wedding cake?

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kakeladi Posted 30 May 2018 , 8:50pm
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I'd be very concerned about using glass as a base.  If it should crack or actually break what a problem there would be!  Just think of people taking a bit of cake and getting glass splinter in their mouth!     It is much better to glue several boards together or cut your own as Sandra said. 

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SandraSmiley Posted 30 May 2018 , 11:09pm
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Or use plexiglass???

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