Stacking A Purse Cake

Decorating By SugarBakers05 Updated 13 May 2008 , 6:23pm by superdove

SugarBakers05 Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:44pm
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Don't know if this has been addressed before, when making a purse cake, (cutting and stacking a 9x12 cake) do you put cake boards between each layer, or do you just stack it and run a dowel through it?

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Tona Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:49pm
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you just stack it and put a dowel rod through the cake

SugarBakers05 Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:53pm
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Thanks for the heads up !

wgoat5 Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:17pm
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really depends on the size icon_smile.gif

SugarBakers05 Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:22pm
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oh, why is that? i;m cutting a 9x12 in 3's and stacking. When is it best to put cake boards between?

wgoat5 Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:34pm
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anything over 3 layers.. anything HEAVY HEAVY over 2 layers... like with lots of fondant and gp work..

sweetcakes Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:42pm
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i also do a 9x13 cut into 3, but i split the cake first so i then have 6 pieces, i will board after the 3rd layer and then put the top 3 on. it helps with serving also, they cut through to the board, which would be regular size servings, remove the board and cut the next layer.

Cake_Princess Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:46pm
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Originally Posted by SugarBakers05

oh, why is that? i;m cutting a 9x12 in 3's and stacking. When is it best to put cake boards between?





I think the rule of thumb is every 4 inches of cake. Reason being it needs to fit on a standard size dessert plate without hanging over the edges or sitting on the rim.

That being said however if you are working with 5 inches it might be impractical to use a cake board as a divider. Use your best judgment depending on the situation.

wgoat5 Posted 13 May 2008 , 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by Cake_Princess

Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarBakers05

oh, why is that? i;m cutting a 9x12 in 3's and stacking. When is it best to put cake boards between?




I think the rule of thumb is every 4 inches of cake. Reason being it needs to fit on a standard size dessert plate without hanging over the edges or sitting on the rim.

That being said however if you are working with 5 inches it might be impractical to use a cake board as a divider. Use your best judgment depending on the situation.





LOL YES that is what I meant to say also. It makes it so hard for them to cut and serve something that tall... make it easy on your client or family/friends...

superdove Posted 13 May 2008 , 6:23pm
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As I am learning I have more questions. Can you explain how you cut the cake to stack it for a purse? For some reason I keep thinking to put the cake on its side. How do you guys do it?

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