Transferring Fondant Tiers!

Decorating By dmich Updated 18 Jan 2009 , 10:13pm by leah_s

dmich Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:31pm
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I've seen so many beautiful fondant tiered cakes on this site and wondered how all of you manage to stack your tiers without messing up your fondant, particularly the bottom edge. Do you have a cardboard round under each layer? Do you use a spatula to transfer? Any help would be appreciated.

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Callyssa Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:45pm
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I've used a spatula on the few I've done. I've seen where people have left their dowels, straws, etc. sticking up enough that they could set the tier on them and let the weight of the cake push them all the way down also.

Did you mean use a cake board underneath the same way you might when torting a cake, or stacking layers? I would think that would be a recipe for disaster; I'd be scared to death it would slip too far and mess up the cake underneath, or worse yet, slide completely off!

Callyssa Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:46pm
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Oh, and yes, you need something underneath each cake tier, whether it's cardboard, foamcore, etc.

tonedna Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:48pm
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You always need a cardboard when you are stacking cakes. But for transfering them I use a spatula to lift, put the palm of my hand underneath, then when I am putting it down, do one side first, then take my hand away while holding with the spatula and then position and take the spatula away. You can smooth it back again if you touched it...
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dmich Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:53pm
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Edna, you make it sound so easy (sigh). I guess I just need to keep practicing.

tonedna Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:57pm
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It's scary at first, I wont lie to you, but the more you do it the easier it gets.
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bizatchgirl Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 5:05pm
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I usually save a few decorations aside, like flowers or dots, or even the ribbon for that layer. I add it on after I've stacked. That way I can use it to hide any impressions I left in the fondant.

KoryAK Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 9:24pm
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I'm with Edna, thats exactly the way you do it.

leah_s Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 10:13pm
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Since I use SPS I *slide* the tier into place. Easy!

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