I'm about to make my mom's birthday cake & the last time I made a stack cake, the second cake had no icing on the area where the top cake sat. (12" & 8") Should I put wax paper between the layers, so it doesn't stick.
Thanks so much-Gina
I make sure my Buttercream is well crusted and I just sprinkle a little powdered sugar where the cake on top will sit.
I usually put sprinkle coconut before I put the next "stacked layer" on....
I have also used shaved chocolate..
Hope this helps you
I use waxed paper and powdered sugar...
I use powdered sugar and baking parchment after the icing has crusted, and never have a problem. Also, it helps if you make sure that your dowels are right up to the top of the icing, so that the board just barely touches the top of the icing on the lower layer. If you make your dowels too short, the top tier smooshes down into the bottom tier's icing.
I just use straight wax paper.
I wait until my icing crusts and I never have a problem. I generally stay and cut most of my cakes, so I see first hand it's not a problem.
My standard warning to the coconut users: Be sure your client is aware and approves of it. I WILL. NOT. EAT. COCONUT. So if I get a cake that has one flake of coconut on it, I will demand a full refund as I will deem the cake inedible. (and yes, I will happily give you the whole cake back!)
Thank you so much! great suggestions!