Begginer! Layered Cake Question.

Decorating By Niki2004 Updated 4 Jul 2008 , 3:24am by JanH

Niki2004 Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 10:03pm
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I am trying to make a tierd cake , do you guys suggest I crumb coat and frost each layer before layering them? Or frost them all together? And how would I stack them already frosted? ? icon_rolleyes.gif

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JoAnnB Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 10:12pm
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welcome to cake central. Each layer should be trimmed flat and filled, the stacked and crumbcoated.

There are instructions for stacking a cake in the articles section. If you are making a tiered cake, you will also need dowels. that is part of the instructions you will find.

1234me Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 1:03pm
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I decorate the entire cake first then put the top tier on. Put it in the freezer for a little while and that will help to not mess up the decor on the top layer. Good luck - once you tier a cake, you will do so many more because it is so much fun icon_smile.gif

Niki2004 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 10:26pm
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Originally Posted by JoAnnB

welcome to cake central. Each layer should be trimmed flat and filled, the stacked and crumbcoated.

There are instructions for stacking a cake in the articles section. If you are making a tiered cake, you will also need dowels. that is part of the instructions you will find.




Thank you the artice was helpful , but what about frosting? Do I frost each individually before stacking?

Mystery Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 10:56pm
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No; it is much easier to frost them all together. icon_smile.gif

:EDIT: Oops, my bad! I thought you were talking about a layered cake. icon_redface.gif

KrisD13 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 11:59pm
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You frost them separately, then assemble.

mlharvell Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 12:08am
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If you're making a layered cake, you put filling in between the two layers, stack them, then frost them together. If you are making a tiered cake, you frost each tier (usually more than one layer), then stack them. [/i]

KrisD13 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 12:11am
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Oops...yes, that's what I meant. Each cake (2 layers) is frosted separately, then put the two decorated tiers together.

JanH Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 3:24am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, Niki2004. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926-.html

Everything you ever wanted to know about making your first tiered cake:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-5958955-.html

The above thread has the answers to all your questions. You might find the Wilton links particularly helpful.

Duplicate post, please also see:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-593557-.html

HTH

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