A few weeks back, my TIP o' THE WEEK was to show you how to COVER your cake board. I guess I'm doing things a little out of order because this week I'm showing you how to MAKE a cake board!
Side note: Technically, I'm showing you how to make a cake drum (thick) with cake boards (thin). However, I don't often go for technicalities so I call everything a cake board. Sorry folks, that's just how I roll. (I'm also one of those people who refuses to order a Starbucks coffee using any of their fancy lingo. It's a Medium Soy Latte people... nothing more, nothing less.) But I digress...SO, this is a GREAT tip if you need a cake board that is of a custom shape or size! I am showing you how to make it with standard 12" round boards, but once you know the skills, you can apply them however you'd like!
- 3 Cake Boards (Thin, approx. 1/4") of any relative size/shape
- Tape (This can be duct tape, masking tape... anything stronger than scotch tape)
Apply the tape to the first cake board. (Enough so that it provides a solid hold)
Apply the second cake board on top of the first. I recommend arranging it so that the corrugation of the board goes in opposite directions. This gives your finished product more stability.
Repeat! Three boards layered together is sufficient, but if you'd like a thicker base for your cake... keep going!
Step Four: (Optional)
Tape up the sides. You can run tape along the side of the boards or you can do as I have done here, adding strips.
Honestly, you don't have to do this step. But sometimes I like to because it makes it easier when applying the ribbon edge when you are covering your cake board.
And Viola! You have a wonderfully unattractive but sturdy DIY cake board. Now you just have to cover it!