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post #1 of 41
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Does anyone use these as their base for wedding cakes?

I would like to try these because I am doing a 8",12",16" wedding cake. I use the sps system and will stack/decorate before I deliver. I was thinking of using the masonite board because I don't want to chance a regular cake board not being strong enough to hold all that. And last- Global Sugar Art is out of the 20" x 1/2" round boards, but they do have the 20" x 1/4" rounds. Will that be strong enough for this cake?

Also, when you cover the board in fondant, do you put anthing on the board to make the fondant stick to it?

Thanks for any help you may have!
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post #2 of 41
You can buy masonite at the big box home stores then cut it to the size you need. My friend only uses it and she puts her contact info on the bottom so she gets them back. When I cover a board with fondant I LIGHTLY dampen the board first.
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post #3 of 41
I use MDF or melamin boards.
post #4 of 41
Rylan,
Where do you buy melamine? I've been looking for it, and the people in the hardware stores look at me like I have two heads. One guy told me he hasn't seen it since the 1960's!
Thanks.
post #5 of 41
I use the masonite boards but I also glue 2 pieces of 1/4" (I think) form board to it so its about 3/4" thick and will easily be edged with a ribbon.
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post #6 of 41
The boards I usually use are plywood, but before I cover them with fondant, I put a very very thin layer of piping gel on it to make sure the fondant sticks. It works really well on my boards, and I guess it would work for Masonite too.
post #7 of 41
I usually use 1/2" but the 1/4" will be fine... I smear the board with shortening, but piping gel or water will work fine to adhere the fondant.
Tara
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post #8 of 41
I love masonite boards! They are the best!! I almost always use them!
post #9 of 41
I hope the only dumb question is the one that is not asked.....I assume that the boards clean up nicely after adhering the fondant with water or piping gel? I just bought my first masonite board and haven't tried it yet. Thank you.
post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by Arriva

I hope the only dumb question is the one that is not asked.....I assume that the boards clean up nicely after adhering the fondant with water or piping gel? I just bought my first masonite board and haven't tried it yet. Thank you.



I don't clean them up... they are a consumable item for me and I build the cost into the price of the cake, so I don't have to worry about getting them back. I use masonite under every tier as well as the baseboard.
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post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by cutthecake

Rylan,
Where do you buy melamine? I've been looking for it, and the people in the hardware stores look at me like I have two heads. One guy told me he hasn't seen it since the 1960's!
Thanks.



It is like MDF with some type of white or sometimes wood grain laminate you find in stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. I'm not sure which melamine board you are reffering to though. Do you know what I am talking about?

I always cover my boards with plastic wrap and then cover in fondant.
post #12 of 41
Ok, so I guess since I work @ Lowe's I should know the answer to this, but what the heck is masonite? I know what melamine is, but I have NO idea what masonite is.
post #13 of 41
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Originally Posted by alidpayne

Ok, so I guess since I work @ Lowe's I should know the answer to this, but what the heck is masonite? I know what melamine is, but I have NO idea what masonite is.




It's a thin little board (1/4th or 1/8th thickness). But yet they can carry a lot of weight.

Here's a link so you can see what they look like.

http://www.intotheoven.com/Cake-Essentials-Masonite-Boards-Square/c46_81_188/index.html
post #14 of 41
Please tell me what is melamine never heard of it before
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post #15 of 41
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Originally Posted by alidpayne

Ok, so I guess since I work @ Lowe's I should know the answer to this, but what the heck is masonite? I know what melamine is, but I have NO idea what masonite is.




It's a thin little board (1/4th or 1/8th thickness). But yet they can carry a lot of weight.

Here's a link so you can see what they look like.

http://www.intotheoven.com/Cake-Essentials-Masonite-Boards-Square/c46_81_188/index.html



Err Im confused LOL! ...please clarify...Are the masonite boards used instead of a cake baseboard, with a cake baseboard or stand alone? Thanks everyone...pictures would be really helpful...I'm the visual kind-of-decorator LOL! LOL!
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