I have only done a couple of stacked cakes and i honestly have no idea how they came out as far as the icing goes, but this party i will be attending and i want to make sure everyone gets cake with icing on it. It is going to be 3-4 stacks high. I planned on putting each cake on a board cut to fit its size and cover the edge of the board with BC to disguise, but my concern is when the board is lifted, the icing on the next layer coming with it. how do all you pros handle this? thanks for the help!
I have never tried this, but i was delivering a grooms cake at the same time as the wedding cake decorator. And when she was stacking her cake at the table, I saw coconut shavings where she was gonna place the cake between the tiers. I'm scared to try because of potential flavor transfer. I also would like to know this asit happens with not only my icing but my fondant aswell.
Just put a circle of wax paper or parchment paper between the top of the layer and the cardboard of the next layer...put a little icing between the wax and the cardboard so it sticks, and then center dowel it.
You can also just sprinkle some powdered sugar on the area that is getting stacked. It works just like the coconut does (but doesn't change the taste of the icing!).
The cake lady that did a 3 tired cake for a baby shower we threw she offered the coconut as the best solution. However I hate coconut and new that we would have a lot of left over cake (just how we like it So she offered to put a little extra icing there and powdered sugar, we had some pull off but it turned out fine.