"What should I use for a heavy duty cake board?" I've run across this question a lot lately. When you are making a special cake, especially a large cake, you just don't want to risk any instability due to your cake board. I have used multiple layers of card board before for cakes up to three tiers. However, for larger cakes or for occasions that call for something more substantial, what should you use? There are lots of options out there. I choose to make my own heavy duty cake boards out of 3/4" plywood. Why?
First, it is extremely sturdy. If you can use it as a subfloor in your house to walk on, it can certainly hold a very large cake.
Second, it is relatively inexpensive. You can buy a whole sheet for around $10 or go even cheaper and buy scrap at the home improvement store. I haven't tried it yet but I'm sure you could also use MDF which is even cheaper.
Third, it can be cut into any shape or size that you desire.
I currently have two such cake boards that I use quite often, one rectangle, and one circle.
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