Was wondering what the general rule is..
when stacking a tiered cake does each individual cake have a "cardboard" cake board under it?
If yes then how do you put a dowel through the center...
if not, then how do you pick up one to stack on the other once it is decorated?
For the couple that I have done I have left the cardboard under the cake.. the problem is though that when I take the tier off then the fondant under it pulls up...
Oh, and do you cover the cardboard in saran wrap? or contact paper or something?...
Thanks in advance!
Hi , Im kinda new so I dont think any question is DUMB so maybe someone will answer and I can learn something with you,I do use a board with each layer and sharpen one end of the rod and hammer it threw the top to the bottom ,I also sprinkle powdered sugar under each cake circle seems to help with the sticking together !
Hope Ive helped!
Thank you! The powdered sugar idea is a good one!
The cardboard should be under each 4" of cake. So for every 2 - 2" layers you should have a cardboard. Unless you are covering more than 2 layers with fondant you shouldn't be covering any cardboards with fondant. So you would have a 2" layer of cake - filling - 2" layer of cake - cardboard then repeat. Hope this helps.
There is a demo on youtube.com of someone doing a stacked cake. It's called "Assembling a Wedding Cake". She makes it look so easy!!
Thanks so much! Especially for the direction to the youtube video!! That is exactly the help I was looking for! )