Last Updated : Jan 22,2018
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A Cake Board is a flat support placed under a cake, to make it easy to lift and transport. Cake boards come in different sizes and shapes, and can be disposable or reusable. They can be round, square or rectangular. A cake board should never be the exact size of the cake it will be used with. There should be an allowance of at least 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) all around it. Undecorated cake boards are usually corrugated on their underside and white on top. You should cover them with a grease-resistant sheet, such as a foil or a paper doily. You may also get cake boards that are already decorated, for example, with a doily design imprinted on top, and with scalloped ("ruffled") edges.
Cake boards are also used in stacked cakes, particularly in ones in which the layers are stacked up using pedestals. The board distributes the weight of the cake amongst the four pillars, and stops the pillars from just going right through the cake layer above them.
Disposable cake boards are made of cardboard, while reusable ones are made of Masonite. Homemade reusable cake boards can be made from plywood 3/8 inch (9 mm) thick. For foil, some people use decorative florists foil. You roll out a very large piece of the foil, put your cake board on top of it, and cut the foil in such a way that there is lots of space around the edges for tucking under the board. You tuck the foil tightly under the board, pressing it into place, then lift up a portion at a time on the underside and glue it in place with a hot glue gun.
How to Select
Choose the desired cake board size according to your requirement. You can also make cake boards at home using hard board covered with a foil or a butter paper.
• Serves as a sturdy surface to hold and carry cakes easily
• Used to serve sandwiches and canapés in cocktail parties
How to Store
Clean the cake boards well before storing them. If using disposable ones, you should discard them after use.
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