I am going to do my first stacked cake tonight. I have baked a pineapple, coconut cake. I baked it in a 9x13 pan. I cut it in half but not equally. I plan to put the smaller one on top and make a gift cake.
My plan is to torte both levels and fill with buttercream and coconut mixture in the middle. Frost both with a crumb coat and them a top coat with buttercream. I will then stack them on top of eachother, and decorate.
My questions are... do I need to put dowels in the lower cake. Should I put parchment paper and powedered sugar on top of the lower cake to keep the BC from sitcking. And I am correct that I should frost and then assemble.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Yes. Gravity takes pleasure in playing nasty little tricks on cakes.
i think you are on the right track. it's not a tiered cake, just a stacked cake, so i think you can do it without dowel rodding it. i would use the wax paper/powdered sugar to save your icing.
Good luck with this....I'm concerned about your torting because I made the Pina Colada IV cake found on here (I think that's the one.) People went crazy over the flavor, but it was so moist that it was a mess to cut. Maybe the knife I used wasn't ideal. Mmmmm, it will be yummy!