Frosting A 6" Cake On My Turntable Won't Stay Still

Decorating By banba Updated 30 Jan 2009 , 10:04pm by thems_my_kids

banba Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 10:57am
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I am trying to put ganach frosting on a 6" round cake and the darn cake keeps moving on the turntable what can I do?

I tried a towel under it and my frosting is good and soft?

10 replies
flamingobaker Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 11:22am
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I know what you mean, I hate that!

I use a little piece of that shelf liner that's kinda cushy with the holes in it.
I think the thinner stuff works better than the thick stuff.
Even with that, 6ies are tough for me, too.

banba Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 11:26am
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Thanks flamingobaker.

I always have trouble with the 6's and 4's doing this.

I just put a silicone baking mat under it and it's holding it a lot better!

jammjenks Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 1:45pm
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From the top down:

cake
cake board
small piece of non-skid shelf liner
can of crisco (for height, coffee can....whatever you have)
another piece of shelf liner
turntable


This is only for the smaller cakes. It helps me not to ice my turntable while I'm icing my cake. icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 1:49pm
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If you've got a footed turntable--flip it over.

This used to upset my boss' applecart. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif She would wait till I got the little cake iced then she would help me flip it right side up. lol

dogwood Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 2:23pm
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That's funny. icon_lol.gif I'll be icing 2 6" cakes tonight. I don't have time to go get the shelf liner stuff for these so I'll try your method k8memphis.

SarahsSweets2006 Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 2:28pm
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Dampen a paper towel (slightly...not dripping wet), put on turntable and put cake ontop. Sounds silly but works!

cassi_g16 Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 2:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jammjenks

From the top down:

cake
cake board
small piece of non-skid shelf liner
can of crisco (for height, coffee can....whatever you have)
another piece of shelf liner
turntable


This is only for the smaller cakes. It helps me not to ice my turntable while I'm icing my cake. icon_smile.gif




Too funny, I do it almost exactly like this!! except I do:

Cake
Cake board, Non-skid shelf liner
Turntabel
Left over 12" Tile
Coffee Can

banba Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 2:42pm
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Never thought about building the height up to stop myself frosting the turntable while doing the smaller cakes, thank you!

-Tubbs Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 8:36pm
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Thanks so much - this was just the answer I came here looking for today!

thems_my_kids Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 10:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flamingobaker

I use a little piece of that shelf liner that's kinda cushy with the holes in it.





This is what I do.

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