First Stack, Then Decorate Or Opposite?

Decorating By ZlatkaT Updated 23 Jun 2009 , 2:40am by howsweet

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ZlatkaT Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 1:40pm
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I will make my first stacked cake soon. It will be 3 tier, all cream cheese frosting with a chocolate scroll work. I would prefer first decorate, than stack, would that be OK? The scroll work will be mostly on upper sides of each cake. I am only concern, that when I will stack each cake, I will need to smooth the sides if any damage occur. I don't feel comfortable to do the scroll work on stacked cake, as the mobility to move the cake around....

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indydebi Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:23pm
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Definitely ice then stack. The decorating can be done before or after ... I've done both.

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Rylan Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:28pm
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I agree with Indydebi.

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Caths_Cakes Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:28pm
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i only ever use fondant, so i have to decorate Then stack. its each to there own really. find what works for you

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ZlatkaT Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:14pm
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Thank you. I will first decorate than stack.

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CakeMommyTX Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:31pm
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if you refridgerate the cakes until firm before you stack them you should have no problem with finger prints and what not.

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howsweet Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 2:40am
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I ice, fondant stack and then decorate whenever possible. I save the fun part for last! Plus I like to move the fondant tiers while they're still pliable.

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