Stacking Cakes With Bc

Decorating By PattieCake81 Updated 24 Mar 2009 , 9:40pm by sugarshack

PattieCake81 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:06pm
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Forgive me if this questions is ridiculous. I am very new to cake decorating. How do I stack cakes iced with bc without messing up my icing? Is there a trick to it? Any advice is appreciated!

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ColeAlayne Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:24pm
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Don't feel bad. I have done many cakes and still want to know what the trick is!!! I can't seem to stack them without making a mess...help!

kweenofengland Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:25pm
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I posted the exact same topic a few months ago. Most people told me to sprinkle powdered sugar on the bottom cake before putting the next layer on. Others told me to use coconut. I have just started trying this and the coconut seems to work better for me. the only problem is that now you have coconut on the cake and some people dont like coconut. also, putting dowel rods in helps to keep the upper cake from totally smashing into the icing of the lower cake. that is all i can tell you as i am still learning myself! good luck!

tiggy2 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:30pm
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Here's a link to Edna's stacking video on youtube


Maybe it will help you.

prterrell Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:34pm
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I use cake crumbs instead of PS or coconut.

As for getting the tiers in place without getting your fingers in the icing of the bottom tier, hold the cake by the cake board just over the bottom cake exactly where you want it to be. Hold it as low over the cake as you can without touching the cake. Let go of the cake. It will drop in place. It takes some practice to do this right.

tonedna Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

Here's a link to Edna's stacking video on youtube


Maybe it will help you.




Thanks tiggy!
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tyty Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by prterrell

I use cake crumbs instead of PS or coconut.

As for getting the tiers in place without getting your fingers in the icing of the bottom tier, hold the cake by the cake board just over the bottom cake exactly where you want it to be. Hold it as low over the cake as you can without touching the cake. Let go of the cake. It will drop in place. It takes some practice to do this right.




I tried that and I always mess up the sides, maybe I need to practice pulling my fingers strait out.

cupcakemkr Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:51pm
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Try to leave your dowels out of the cake about 1 - 1 1/2 inches, place the upper tier onto the dowels properly centered and let go and let the weight of the tier push the dowels down.

mcdonald Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:52pm
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I have also seen the idea on here to have to cakes really really cold if you can.. that way the icing is set and won't "mush" as much if you get into the icing.

tyty Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:56pm
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Originally Posted by cupcakemkr

Try to leave your dowels out of the cake about 1 - 1 1/2 inches, place the upper tier onto the dowels properly centered and let go and let the weight of the tier push the dowels down.




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tonedna Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 7:47pm
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Originally Posted by tyty

Quote:
Originally Posted by prterrell

I use cake crumbs instead of PS or coconut.

As for getting the tiers in place without getting your fingers in the icing of the bottom tier, hold the cake by the cake board just over the bottom cake exactly where you want it to be. Hold it as low over the cake as you can without touching the cake. Let go of the cake. It will drop in place. It takes some practice to do this right.



I tried that and I always mess up the sides, maybe I need to practice pulling my fingers strait out.





Check my video...the last thing to come out is not your finger, that would live a bigger hole on your cake..use a spatula to hold the cake up while you take your fingers out..
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sugarshack Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 9:40pm
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my method leaves the supports sticking up out a cake a few inches. i flash freeze the tiers then let them descend down onto the lower cake. works great with VERY little damage to the BC. '
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