I'm in the midst of assembling a tiered cake, and am marking the top of each tier with the plate for the above tier. The icing keeps sticking to the plate, and is coming off the cake!
My problem is that when the restaurant goes to cut this cake, they'll disassemble the tiers, and the icing will come off the middle of each tier! How do I keep this from happening???? Anyone who gets cake from the middle will have no icing??? Please help!
Hopefully you've chilled your layered and BC'd cakes before you're trying to stack them - MUCH more forgiving if the BC is set hard.
Cut a piece of parchment paper a little smaller than the size as the smaller tier. Sprinkle a little 10x sugar on the bottom cake, position the parchment paper, then position the top tier on top of the parchment.
That should do the trick
you can also put some powder sugar where the plate will sit and that will help it from sticking too
Thanks so much! I don't use a crusting BC, does this matter?? And, will wax paper work? Thanks!
Crusting BC - not as important as being chilled so it is set
I have not tried it with wax paper - I know that parchment is more non-stick. My "best guess" is that as long as you put 10x under it, the wax paper should be ok.
Thanks! I really appreciate the help! I guess all I can do is give it my best....
Hopefully the people cutting the cake will see the wax paper!