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Using Wilton separator Plate as a base for a wedding cake

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I need some help and advice........I am doing a wedding cake for a client.  A simple two tier stacked cake with ribbon trim and simple white scroll work on the side of the cake.  It will be a 12 inch two layer with an 8 inch two layer top tier.

 

I want to use a  14 inch separator plate, with the feet down as the cake base.  A lady told me I needed to also use cardboard base on top of that. (several rounds with silver foil covering).  Why do I need to use cardboard also?  I was to build on the plate and not worry about using rounds also.  There will be no boarder on the cake since there will be a fabric ribbon around the base of each tier.  I hoped I have explained this well enough.  Also,  I was going to build the 8 inch top layer on an 8 inch separator Plate as well, and not use any cardboard rounds.  Would this be okay?

 

Any suggestions would be great.  I have a licensed and inspected commerical kitchen but don't do alot of wedding cakes, so I need to bend the ear of you experienced ones out there.

 

Thanks in advance 

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If plate isn't disposable and you don't want it returned to you scratched from carving, use one corrugated cardboard cake circle.

If disposable and/or you don't want it back, it's not required.

As a base, plastic is unappealing and tacky.  If you want a more professional look, use a cake drum.

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