Definitely purchase the 1/2" foam core sheets and cut circles from them (they are $5.99, so use Michaels coupons). I place my cake directly on them and then wrap fondant around the base of the cake to cover the board - see my photos. Not sure the silver thing will hold the weight of the cake when you need to pick it up and carry it to the reception (?). And I would definitely keep all tiers separate if using the silver base.
6/29/12 at 12:17pm