Over the weekend I made a stacked cake for my niece's bridal shower. It turned out very nice but I had one little challenge and would like to see if anyone has a suggestion on how to prevent it from happening again in the future. I stacked a 6 inch cake directly on top of a 9 inch cake (didn't use columns). After the 6 inch cake was cut and served I lifted the cardboard circle it was sitting on off of the other cake (I did use wooden rods to stabilize the cake). A lot of the buttercream icing stuck to the cardboard and was pulled off of the other cake. How can I prevent this from happening the next time I stack a cake? This was my first try without using columns. Thanks!
A few things you can do. Let it crust and put a little powdered sugar where the cardboard will be. Some people let it crust and put a piece of wax paper where the cardboard will be. You can leave the dowels a hair longer so that the top layer is sitting just a little above the lower layer, not sitting into it.