I am struggling with how to move a 16" layer to the top of another 16" layer without breaking/cracking the cake? These are 2" layers for a wedding cake. Ideas?
Help & Thank you!
Put the layer that is going to be on top on a 16" or larger cardboard circle. It will slide right off onto the bottom layer.....it slides much better off of cardboard than it does off of a cooling rack.
Or you can freeze the layer first, it doesn't eve have to be fully frozen, just firmed up, then you can pick it up.
I like to use a cookie sheet that doesn't have any side edges. Then put the whole thing (cake and cookie sheet) into the freezer for a little while until it is firm (doesn't have to be fully frozen). Then just line it up and push it off the cookie sheet slowly onto the layer below.
I have heard th at a cookie sheet with no sides is the best way to go. I would make sure that the cake is completly cool first
HI, I always freeze my 14 and 16 inch top layer. Works like a dream. Sandy
I, too, wrap and freeze the layer that's going to be on top so it's stiff enough to pick up.