How To Stack A Cake!!!...look!

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tonedna Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:07pm
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Hi ladies!
I just posted a video in Youtube on how I stack my cakes. I am doing a 4 tier cake on this video. This system works for me, I know everybody has their way. But traveling with stack cakes is a big task and this heasn't fail me..
Hope you enjoy it!
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tonedna Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:15pm
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Here is the link





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Michele25 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:23pm
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Thank you so much, Edna!!! I love your work, and really appreciate you taking the time to share your talent with us in your tutorials! I am a visual learner, so watching a tutorial is really helpful. Thanks again!!

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shelly-101 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:24pm
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thanks enda that was great......

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GayeG Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:28pm
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Thanks Edna! I too, am a visual learner so this helps! And all your video's make it look SO easy! And this one - SO fast!! icon_wink.gif

Thanks for taking the time to share it with us!! O, and the music was nice too!

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KellBell22 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:34pm
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Thanks so much Edna! I've been dying to try stacking a cake and your videos are the best!!!

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tonedna Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:37pm
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I can't believe how fast I stacked that cake either!.... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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MBHazel Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:37pm
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That was great. I have to watch it several times more. I kept looking at what you were doing and enjoying the misic, I forgot to read some of the words before it was too late!!! icon_biggrin.gif

I have a quick question, how do you level after inserting the dowels without messing up the BC? Is yours not crusting or, are you just that fast?

Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us!

Hazel

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uschi1 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:39pm
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Thank you Edna. Great tutorial. I always find it easier to learn by watching!

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Juds2323 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:39pm
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I've never seen cardboard dowels before. Where do you get them?

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tonedna Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:40pm
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That was great. I have to watch it several times more. I kept looking at what you were doing and enjoying the misic, I forgot to read some of the words before it was too late!!! icon_biggrin.gif

I have a quick question, how do you level after inserting the dowels without messing up the BC? Is yours not crusting or, are you just that fast?

Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us!

Hazel




I am pretty fast, but the video moves faster!...I level just the area where the next cake goes, so it doesnt have to be perfectly smooth since the next cake will cover that. Just make sure to stay within the size
of what the next tier size will be..
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ngfcake Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:42pm
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Thank you very much!! Your tutorials are great! icon_biggrin.gif

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tonedna Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:43pm
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I've never seen cardboard dowels before. Where do you get them?

Judi




They are not that easy to find. I dont usually do the orders, I would have to find out!..But plastic are really nice. Even PVC that is around that size works great!
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illini89 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:54pm
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WOW! Amazing!
thank you sooooooooo much
I can not wait to stack a cake!

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rezzygirl Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:56pm
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Thank you Edna!!! Love your vids. You are such an asset to CC!

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shelly-101 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 7:59pm
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do you have a buttercream recipe you might want to share? i looks so smooth and perfect.
Thanks

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tonedna Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:01pm
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The recipe I use is in my website, is pretty basic.. Maybe soon I'll try another video on how I make it so I dont get lots of air bubbles.
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shelly-101 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:10pm
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thanks edna i just looked at your sight i hope to someday make cakes as beautiful as yours...

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patticakesnc Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:11pm
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Edna I found your videos on Youtube the other night and love them! You make it look so easy but put so much information in there to help. I can't wait to check out your latest.

Oh by the way Your Cakes Are Amazing!

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tinygoose Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:16pm
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That was soo cool. Speed stacking! Ok so I'm assuming that when you place your fingers on the smaller cake, then the larger cake, before you dowel you are measuring where to put the dowels. Could you explain that process, how do you get it so precise? It happened so fast I'm not sure what I am seeing there? Thanks so much for posting the video. You're amazing.

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ElectricCook Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:16pm
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Thanks Eda. This will really help me for next weekend. I am making a stacked cake for my DS's birthday. I am a visual person and your video made it so simple for me.

I have a question, why do you put wax paper on the top and the bottom of the cake board?

Thanks

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stephi17 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:20pm
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Wow! Thanks for posting the video. I have a question about your buttercream recipe ... do you use it as written to smooth ice a whole cake? Or do you add extra liquid to thin it out a bit? I haven't tried your recipe yet, but I've been looking for a really good one with both butter and shortening and I can't wait to try it. You're so helpful ... it's much appreciated!!

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tinygoose Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:21pm
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Ok sorry. One more question.... Do you buy your cardboard cake boards already covered/lined in wax paper, or do you cover them...with what tape? I would think the wax paper (once the tape got moist) would rip off or dislodge somehow.

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CakesByLJ Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:24pm
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Wow Edna... another wonderful video... You are amazing.. thumbs_up.gif Now for the quesrtion........ icon_lol.gif You stated to cut the dowels (love those cardboard dowels btw) 1/4" below the buttercream height.. So.. then you remove the icing on top of the cake to the level of the dowels? Sort of how you remove some cake to stack a topsy turvy.. Is that correct? I hope that question made sense.. icon_confused.gif

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tonedna Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:34pm
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That was soo cool. Speed stacking! Ok so I'm assuming that when you place your fingers on the smaller cake, then the larger cake, before you dowel you are measuring where to put the dowels. Could you explain that process, how do you get it so precise? It happened so fast I'm not sure what I am seeing there? Thanks so much for posting the video. You're amazing.




I move fast and I measure fast!...I use my fingers to measure..I do this a lot even with sewing. But if you are not good at eye measuring you could use the pan of the cake that goes on top and mark it with a toothpick. Or you can measure the cake with a ruler and mark the size of it on the cake.
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BlackBoxBakery Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:34pm
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What a fantastic video tutorial. Thanks so much!!!

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addietx Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:35pm
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Thank you so much for your tutorials, Edna. You are so generous to post these videos. I admire your work so much. Your cake was amazing. My mouth dropped open when I saw the picture. I can't thank you enough for sharing your talent with us.

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tonedna Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by ElectricCook

Thanks Eda. This will really help me for next weekend. I am making a stacked cake for my DS's birthday. I am a visual person and your video made it so simple for me.

I have a question, why do you put wax paper on the top and the bottom of the cake board?

Thanks





The cake board soaks grease..to avoid this we put wax paper on both sides so it stays stronger. You can use a glue gun for this.
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zubia Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:38pm
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Love the video.You did it again .I have watched it 5 times already .I love the fact that it reassures me that professionlas also have accidents. I almost always do some thing to my finished cakes .Once I dropped my 6inch while stacking ,other times I poke them while stacking.
Thank you so much.

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addietx Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:40pm
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If you have not seen Edna's cake she made for the Let's Eat Cake Competition, go to her blog where she has posted a pic of her and the cake. AMAZING.

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