Product Type: Asda Cookware
A Pretty Base For My Cakes..
Asda Cake Board
Member Name: angelboouk
Asda Cake Board
Advantages: price, appearance, sturdy
Not only do Asda offer a wide range of baking ingredients, they also stock cake boxes, boards and makeshift cake stands to present the finished result.
According to the Asda website, they offer a square and round cake board but I have only ever spotted the round board in my local supermarket. This cake board is part of the Chosen By You range from Asda. It has a diameter of 10" and is suitable for cakes up to 8".
The cake board has a foil like appearance and is simply packaged in a clear wrapper (cannot be recycled). The cake board is flammable. Asda recommend that you allow your cake to cool and apply a thin layer of jam to the board to allow your cake to sit neatly and not fall about.
Each board is priced at just 65p.
I bake cakes regularly and used to just present them on a regular plate. These cake boards are ideal if you are having a party or if you are baking a cake to give to someone special. They look attractive and have a shiny finish. They aren't overly thick - possibly a cm thick but they are incredibly sturdy for a regular sized sponge cake. I wouldn't think they would be strong enough to accommodate a tiered cake.
The base of the board is a cardboard material and has been covered with the foil material. It feels smooth to the touch and is easy to carry and store. I have used these cake boards a few times in the past and they have never let me down. They are very cheap and do the job whilst adding a special touch to a homemade cake. Any cake I have bought for my son in the past has came supplied with a cake board already and most do. These boards are ideal for giant cupcakes.
I have always found these boards reliable and very easy to use. I normally bake a double, 8" sponge which is basically two small cakes sandwiched together with jam and then decorated. I have always taken the advice of Asda and applied a thin layer of jam to the base. I would recommend doing this as it does give a bit more stability to the cake and this is essential if you are accident prone like me!
An 8" cake looks lovely on one of these boards and there is enough room around the edges to carry the cake around. I made a cake for my Gran recently and used a board to present it on. I then tin foiled it and boxed it up for her. The board remained secure and didn't bend or get damaged in transport. We cut the cake using a sharp knife and the board didn't suffer any damage. I have bought another few boards as I am trying my hand at giant cupcakes this month!
I don't think there is anything else I can really say about a cake board! I highly recommend these cake boards and they are definitely worth the small cost as they add act as an attractive base to a round cake. You could brush off the crumbs on the surface and re use but I wouldn't think the cardboard base would withstand being submerged in water. They are of a high quality.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: presenting my cakes neatly..