Cake Boards

by sarah a
(mississauga, ontario, canada)

Wilton Cake Circles

Wilton Cake Circles

Hi There,


When I stack cakes on top of each other I use ready bought cake boards that are covered with fancy foil between each tier. I was wondering if it would be ok to use ordinary card board (with no fancy foil) for each tier and for the biggest one (the base).

I'm also planning on making a Spiderman birthday cake in the next few months, is it safe to cover the base with gift wrap to tie in with the Spiderman theme?

Any and all advice is accepted :)


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I use Wilton cake boards
by: Lorelie

Hi Sarah,

Yes you can use plain old cardboard rounds that you cut yourself or pre-cut cardboard cake circles. Wilton makes them and you can get them at craft stores or online at my favorite New Method Packaging. They are very friendly over the phone (I spoke to Larry) and you can also get quotes and order online. They have grease resistant cake boards and circles in all shapes and sizes plus other great product and and will even customize for you.

If you are just doing an occasional cake then for the base of a wedding cake I would use the heavier thicker boards that are available where Wilton wedding cake supplies are sold. They are covered in foil and come in 2 or 3 packs.

For the Superman cake, if the gift wrap is grease proof then yes you can use it, otherwise the grease from the butter cream will soak into it. If you are using fondant then yes you can use the gift wrap paper.

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