I am sooooo upset I hace tried to do this 2 times .... This last time was today and I am not forsure what I am doing wrong ... I did a 6,8 and 9 I froze then I stacked them and carved put crumb coat on and then it sat for 10 min to crust and then I did final icing and then I come back and the icing would not crust and the cake was leaning ......... And this was just the first tier...... plz help
ps .. I know this has been a topic somewhere but can't seem to find it.
Were the cakes still partially frozen when you put the final coat of icing on? That can prevent tne icing from crusting. As for the leaning - I am not sure what you mean.
yes ...... .... It was the mad hatter type smaller at base and lager at top and then slanted ..... and so by leaning .... when it started to un-thaw it started to lean... but could that be because I put the icing on while it was still somewhat frozen and made it heavy....
I am not sure why you froze the cakes. My thought is the condensation from the thawing cakes is making them move. Not sure about the buttercream not crusting because I don't use a crusting buttercream.
Jenn I had watched a video on how to do this and they said it was eaiser to freeze them ...... But I have found out that this is not the case..... then I thought well maybe I should have thawed them before I put the icing on .... But I did just try again with NO freezing the cakes but did a small one only 1 tier just to see what would happend so cross your fingers plz.... any input is helpfull... thx
I had never heard the freezing thing but then again I still have things to learn. I have only made a couple of TT but never froze my cakes. Hope it works this time.
what sort of cake did you use? my first tt was a disaster and i have yet to re attampt. the bottom collapsed before i had even put the second tier on! grrr. im not sure if it had anything to do with the heat (it was a verrrry hot day.. no air con.=()
but im thinking maybe the cake i used wasnt dense enough?? =S next time i try i will use something heavier, i thought i would be ok though, espec. seeing as i even over baked a little for some extra stability..
we live and learn i guess. but any tips would be great! i combed through all the threads on here rearding tt's i could find and followed all advice, it just wasnt meant to be that day! lol.