Separate A Stacked Cake?

Decorating By krm52200 Updated 14 Mar 2010 , 9:21pm by krm52200

krm52200 Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 5:45pm
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Every time I make a stacked cake, I lose all the frosting or fondant from the tier below. How do I separate the tiers without this happening? Am I missing a step when assembling the cake?

TIA for any help.

6 replies
cathyscakes Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 5:56pm
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Sprinkle the cake with coconut or powdered sugar, that might keep the frosting from sticking.

indydebi Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 7:04pm
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It's too long to retype so, see my post on this thread:

prterrell Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:01pm
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I make cake crumbs from the cake trimmings that result from levelling the cake and sprinkle a thin layer of those just where the plate will rest.

Kandy4283 Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:20pm
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I just let the cake crust as well and have never had a problem as indydebi said about the plates inprinting and releasing great! I think my second option woud be the powder sugar due to allergic reactions to coconut. And again as indydebi said on the other forum, I would probably be furious if I got a cake and it had coconut between layers due to I HATE coconut!

prterrell Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:49pm
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Letting the icing crust/using PS only works w/ crusting icing. For non-crusitng icing, the cake crumbs are the best option.

krm52200 Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 9:21pm
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thanks for all the replies. after I posted I realized that it only happens with fondant covered cakes, so maybe a sprinkle of powdered sugar will help.

I use indydebi's buttercream and let that crust well and don't have a problem with the frosting covered cakes.

again, thanks for the suggestions.

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