Best Way To Release Cake When Stacking?

Decorating By sweettoothmom1 Updated 29 Aug 2009 , 6:53pm by leah_s

sweettoothmom1 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 5:20pm
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i've tried different ways of releasing cakes when trying to put on top of another. but i dont think i have it right. especially for buttercream. i move my fingers to the edge and quickly DROP it and drag my fingers away. or the spatula....but it always messes up the clean, smooth base of the upper tiers. it gets worse if i have to move the cake to center it...quite often. i dont know how i could consider doing that on site at a delivery. please help. whats the best way? i'm not so bad with fondant, that one is easier to move if it doesnt DROP in the correct spot.

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Kellbella Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 6:14pm
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Get Sharon Zambito's video called Successful Stacking..she shows you the perfect way to put the next tier fingers in the icing!!! She uses bubble tea straws and lets the weight of the cake slowly push the strws down..looks really easy too!

Mike1394 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 6:18pm
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The best tip I EVER read on here was, leave your dowels sticking up a little. The cake sits on dowels, you pull fingers, cake gently settles itself.


leah_s Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 6:53pm
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And if you're using SPS, you slide you cake into place. Yep, sliiide it.

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