Tips for choosing the best cake boardWe often spend a lot of time thinking about what type of cake we are going to prepare, but we forget the importance of the cake board. The cake board we use is essential when it comes to offering security and stability to our creations, and often a poor quality cake board can ruin many hours of work. In this article we briefly explain what are the different options available in the cake board market and the advantages of buying a quality cake board.
Rotating cake standRotating bases are a good option to decorate cakes more easily. The scalloped edges add a touch of decoration and make it easy for us to turn the base of the cake. It is important that cake boards have a non-slip base so that the cake stays in place. A rotating cake board will be your ally when it comes to covering your cakes with fondant and shaping them to your liking. Remember to clean the board first with a clean, damp cloth.
Card cake boards
This type of cake board is the cheapest you can find on the market, and is ideal for light cakes. It is important that you buy a thicker card board if your cake is too heavy. This fact can make these card boards more expensive when compared to other alternatives available on the market.
There are two types of card boards: those that come decorated and those without decoration. The most common decorated boards are white, gold and silver, and we can find them in various colours. On the other hand, it is essential that we cover the non-decorated bases with a grease and moisture resistant paper. Although the non-decorated card boards are cheaper, we must take into account the time we spend covering these boards with grease proof paper.
Wedding Cake Boards
It is important to choose a good supplier of cake boards that is reliable and of quality. Wedding cakes are large and multi-layered, requiring an MDF base ranging from 6 to 12 millimetres, depending on the weight of the cake. For example, the 3-tier 6-millimetre cake boards can hold up to 20 kilos.
Cake Board MDF
Masonite wood cake boards are ideal for their resistance and they are also reusable. They are made with wood fibres and offer a more secure base than card boards, which is very important for medium or large size cakes. With this type of cake base we prevent cracks from appearing in the cardboard and the cake from breaking. MDF cake boards are ideal for cakes that have several layers, as they help distribute the weight on its four pillars. A great advantage is the En Papiers personalised cake boards where you can engrave your logo: the result is very elegant, and it makes your brand more visible among your customers. Due to these characteristics, the En Papiers boards can also be used as a cupcake base.