Easiest Method To Tort, Fill & Stack An 11X15 Sheet Cake

Decorating By formerbuckeye Updated 16 Jan 2009 , 1:46am by AnitaK

formerbuckeye Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 6:25pm
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I am making a cake this weekend that is two 11"x15" layers. Each layer will be torted and filled - one with lemon curd, the other with raspberry filling and BC between the two layers. With a cake this size, what do you use to lift off the torted pieces and then put them back together without messing up the filling or having the cakes crack? I have used cake boards, but sometimes the cakes don't want to slide off and it makes a mess in the filling!


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Cakenicing4u Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 1:51am
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Keep the cake cold when doing this, and if you bake on parchment, leave it on till I say so.

Put the first LEVEL cake on the cake board upside down. Take a piece of dental floss and use that to cut the cake for the torte. It's cold and it has the paper on it, so it should be easy to move onto a cake board. Torte it... replace the top, then remove the paper. Add the Buttercream filling, Torte the cake BEFORE repeating all over again. As long as the cake is cool and the Parchment is holding it together you shouldn't have any problems at all!

KoryAK Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 2:52am
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EASIEST way it to not torte... but to bake more thinner layers.

ranbel Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 3:08am
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I persnally like baking tinner layers. Torting makes me nervous, I'm afraid of breakage. I have done it both ways and It is just safer for me to bake thinner layers....

To each his own. There is no wrong way, it's just a preference.

sayhellojana Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 3:17am
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Leave the parchment paper on. If you don't normally use parchment, use it this time. Level both layers, then torte and do not remove until you fill

Sweetcakes23 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 3:39am
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I'd bake thin, wrap, freeze.
THEN I'd do my filling, stacking etc. while frozen. Now let thaw. They are thin, won't take long. This method allows easy stacking without cracking.

diane706 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 6:15am
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What do you mean by "bake thin"? Do you use cookie sheets? (Sorry, don't mean to butt in). icon_biggrin.gif

bashini Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 12:12pm
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Here is a link that I found few months ago. Hope it helps,



Sweetcakes23 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 5:16pm
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Yes, and I usually turn my oven down some in order to keep it from baking to hot or fast as well. This seems to keep it from burning on the corners.

formerbuckeye Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 9:52pm
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Thanks everyone. Lots of great ideas.

JenniferMI Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 1:35am
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I take a pc. of stiff cardboard larger than the cake, and cover it in contact paper. You can easily zip it between the cut layers, do it fast. Fill ect, then slide the layer back on the other one. The contact paper makes it slide back quite easily.


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AnitaK Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 1:46am
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I use a thin, flexible cutting board/sheet to slide between the torted layers to separate and then replace. Works fine.
The idea of doing it while frozen sounds like it would work well too.

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