When making a stacked cake using buttercream not fondant is there something I should do other than putting the layers on top of one another? When you remove the layer it leaves a big mess on the bottom layer unlike fondant where you remove the layer and it still looks good.
Once the bc has crusted well, you can put a dusting of powdered sugar to help the board/plate from sticking to the bc underneath.
I always put a piece of wax paper cut to the same size as the board so it won't pull up the frosting of the cake below it. And for sure, a well crusted buttercream.
Agree on letting the icing crust. My cardboards and/or plastic plates sit right on the bottom tier and I never have icing sticking.... see my website page on "how to cut a wedding cake" and you'll see the indentations on the icing where the plate sat right on the icing ... but no sticking.
I was actually going to post this question today - I am doing more and more 2 tiered cakes and don't want them sticking Thanks for the cutting tips!!
OK - So I made a stacked BC cake, and used the powdered sugar over crusted BC method, underneath the top layer. Worked like a charm! I have done it many times with fondant, was not so sure about the BC tho - I am SO glad it worked!