Need Help Tonight Cake Keeps Breaking!!

Decorating By boothgirlz Updated 13 Aug 2009 , 9:34pm by jdub253

boothgirlz Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 11:47pm
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I am making two 1/2 sheet cakes and stacking them one on top of the other. I tried putting the top cake on and it broke into a thousand peices.
How do I get the top layer on without it breaking?
It will be picked up tomorrow night around 6 so I need help tonight! PLEASE!!

Thanks

9 replies
Brownie1954 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 11:57pm
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Hi...are you letting the cake cool enough before you move it?? Are you using a cake board to transfer the cake onto to other cake? You should start at one end, begin sliding it off, and do it as quickly but as carefully as you can.....HTH

wakeandbake Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 12:05am
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did you try slightly freezing the layers before stacking? i had the same problem that you are having and freezing works for me.

boothgirlz Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 12:13am
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I am going to make another top layer and then freeze it. At least then hopefully if it breaks again it will be in bigger pieces.
thanks again!!!!

txnonnie Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:56am
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You can use a cake board and slide the cake onto it to transfer to the top of the other cake. To remove, slide it off.

Freezing works as well.

LittleLinda Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:13am
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I alway freeze the cake that is going to be on the top layer. It's much easier to pick up. I do, however, let it defrost before icing it.

txnonnie Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:49pm
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LittleLinds I do, however, let it defrost before icing it.

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I agree with this. I tried to ice with them frozen; it took forever for them to get dry enough to smooth.

sarahokie Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 7:10pm
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Oh I feel your pain. I've done this with the same horrifying result you had. As the others have recommended, I'm sure freezing will help. My freezer, however, was not big enough to fit a 1/2 sheet. I ended up using a cake board to support and sliding it off. Just make sure you dust the board with ps or it might stick and you'll end up with a broken cake....ask me how I know! Oh yeah, it help to hold your tongue just right, too. DH is always amused at the funny faces I end up making while doing cake stuff (or putting on mascara)

LittleLinda Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 9:21pm
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Originally Posted by txnonnie

I tried to ice with them frozen; it took forever for them to get dry enough to smooth.



Exactly!

jdub253 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 9:34pm
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I have those really thin flexible cutting boards. Whenever I have to move a cake I lift one end slightly, and shimmy it inderneath. It gives me a little more stability. When I stack, I move it to one end, and kind of slide it off... Hope this makes sense...

Good Luck!

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