Choosing the right cake board and cake box

We have a huge range of professional quality cake boards and cake boxes that are the added finishing touch to your cake.  They also help ensure that cakes don’t get damaged during storage/transportation.

It is important to use the right size cake board and boxes. We have the largest range of cake boards and boxes in Tamworth – in sizes from 3 to 20 inches  We have coloured boards in both square and round – but what board do you need for your type of cake? 

Fruit Cakes & Wedding Cakes 

If you’re making a heavy cake,  such as fruit cakes, Madeira, Dundee, Wedding & Christening cakes, Christmas and Simnel cakes it is best to use a ‘12mm drum’ board. These boards are thick and give you rigidity for transporting the cake.

Choose a board which  at least two inches bigger than the cake tin it was baked in. This allows for the thickness of marzipan, icing and also for any decoration around the edge of the board.  If you are going to put decoration or lettering on the board you might be better with a larger size cake board. 

Chalkboard Love Languages and succulents wedding cake

Croquembouche and Profiterole Stacks  

With a large Croquembouche display, a thicker board like a drum would be better, again allow the two inches or so either side for the display and any caramel threading, so something like a 12 inch one upwards depending on the quantity of the choux pastry involved and the height desired. 

Sponge Cakes, Battenberg, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cakes, Upside-Down Cakes and Pound Cake

As these are much lighter, it is best to use a thinner board  such as a “3mm hardboard” which does not overwhelm the cake. Once again choose a board that is at least 2 inches bigger all round than the cake to allow room for icing and decoration. 

Cheesecakes, Tarte Tatin, Tiramisu, Gateaux, Ice-Cream Cakes, Cream-Pie Cakes, Banoffee, Genoise and Pavlova  

For desserts that are lighter, or for just a base, our a 3mm hardboard will be the best, again use the two to three inches for presentation and to limit any melt falling off the cake as it is served up. 

Shaped Cakes  

Heart and rectangle shaped boards are available for special shaped or novelty cakes. We have a small range in stock and we can order these in specially.  

Double stacked boards 

You could always make a feature of your boards by stacking two contrasting colours, one slightly larger than the other.  

Marble and pink peony celebration cake - tamworth

They can also be used to create a tier in the cake. Stick them together with double-sided tape and wrap around a matching ribbon and it can become a focus on the cake. 

2 Tier Hexagon Grey Marble modern geometric wedding cake

Cake Boxes 

For the perfect fit,  choose the same size box as the cake board you are using. If the cake is shaped, i.e. heart, then measure the widest part of the board and use this size. Small pieces of polystyrene can be used to prevent the cake from moving within the box on the shorter sides. 

Cupcake boxes 

We love cupcakes! But if you need to transport them or give them as a gift, you’ll want to make sure they’re secured and protected. We have a range of singles, doubles, 6’s, 16’s and 25’s. 

They can also be used as favours for wedding guests, and our range of clear cupcake boxes are perfect for this. 

Star Wars rainbow reveal wedding cupcake favour - Quality Cake Company Tamworth