Stacking Cakes Covered In Buttercream

Decorating By ILoveDaffodils Updated 28 Jun 2009 , 6:39pm by bbmom

ILoveDaffodils Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 10:47pm
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When stacking cakes directly on top of one another and the cakes are covered in buttercream, how do you keep the frosting from the bottom cake from coming off onto the bottom of the top cake?
With my first attempt, all the frosting from the bottom layer came off when I took them apart to slice. icon_cry.gif
Thanks!

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CherylWI Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 12:31am
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You can cover the top of the bottom cake with dried cake crumbs or crushed Nilla Wafers or crushed graham crackers or even sprinkle a layer of white candy jimmies on. It will form a barrier between the two layers and keep the icing on the top of the bottom cake where it belongs!

CherylWI Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 12:33am
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You can cover the top of the bottom cake with dried cake crumbs or crushed Nilla Wafers or crushed graham crackers or even sprinkle a layer of white candy jimmies on. It will form a barrier between the two layers and keep the icing on the top of the bottom cake where it belongs!

RetiredNavyChief Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 2:29am
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Ive also heard you can sprinkle powdered sugar on top of bottom cake and that will keep it from sticking too.

DeeDelightful Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 2:40am
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i've heard of sprinkling coconut flakes on the bottom cake or using wax paper that's cut to fit. i think a combination of the wax paper and coconut/candy would work great.

mbt4955 Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 2:47am
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The coconut would work great, but you have to remember that there are a lot of food allergies out there. Unless you know everyone who will be eating the cake, I wouldn't recommend using coconut.

I always use a crusting buttercream and there hasn't been a problem at the weddings I actually attended.

sweetcravings Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 2:52am
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Depending how much time i have i either sprinkle powdered sugar on the icing in which the cake will sit OR i cut a piece of parchment the exact size of the cake cardboard and place that underneath.

ILoveDaffodils Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 6:31pm
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Thanks everyone! It looks like a have several great ideas to try. Looking forward to trying them all.

bbmom Posted 28 Jun 2009 , 6:39pm
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I've always used a circle of waxed papar and never had a problem

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