How Do I Keep Frosting From Sticking To My Tiers

Decorating By kaseyrconnect Updated 27 Aug 2009 , 8:15am by prterrell

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kaseyrconnect Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:37am
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Does anyone have any suggestions for keeping the tiers of a stacked cake from sticking to the frosting on the tier beneath them. I used coconut this weekend on my grandsons cake, and some of my family members were not too crazy about that.

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crisseyann Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:44am
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Powdered sugar will work.

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creations08 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:49am
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I read somewhere here on cc that you can toss some powdered sugar on your first tier, before stacking your second one, to prevent them from sticking. I haven't tried it yet, but I will as soon as I get a chance. HTHS.

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kaseyrconnect Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:52am
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Thanks girls for the help. I am going to try that tonite on the cake i am doing now. I doubt if anyone will have any complaints about powdered sugar.
Thanks again.

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Loucinda Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 11:31am
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You can also use shaved white chocolate, I never get complaints about that one either! icon_wink.gif

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TheBlonde Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:07pm
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I will be trying to powdered sugar as well this weekend for my daughter's birthday cake. I HATE coconut so that wasn't even as option icon_smile.gif

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NYCGiGi Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 7:18pm
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Please let us all know how the PS works - I'd love to know!!!

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indydebi Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 10:24pm
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Well, ditto on the anti-coconut crowd. As I've mentioned before, if there is one flake of coconut on my cake, I'll demand a full refund because the cake will be inedible.

If you're using a crusting BC, allow the BC to crust before assembling the cake. This is how I do mine and the icing never sticks to the upper tier. (I cut most of my wedding cakes, so I see it firsthand.)

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Melchas Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 10:33pm
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I would think that the PS would just get absorbed by the BC.

I'm with Indydeb, just let it get a good crust on it and it won't stick. I usulally cut my cakes too and I have never had a tier stick.

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kaseyrconnect Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 6:12am
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oooh loucinda the shaved white chocolate sounds great. i think i will try that. the powdered sugar didn't work for me, but i know that i didn't let my icing crust over real well-so i can't really say that it wouldn't work.
Thats for all the help.

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prterrell Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 8:15am
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I make cake crumbs with the bits of cake that get trimmed off and use those under the boards to keep the icing from sticking.

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