Hey all, I'm just wondering when stacking cakes do you stack them and then put on the final layer of buttercream, or do you do the buttercream first and set the cake on top?
I looked at your pictures and it looks like you have done a stacked cake before. Anywho, buttercream first, then stack.
I completely ice the cakes and then stack them. It would be too hard to ice after stacking.
Echoooo the only two stacked cakes I've done were covered in fondant, I've never done straight up butter-cream before.
Thanks for the replies!
I usually only use bc. I have tried to stack cakes 2 times. One was okay but I have no idea why. The other time was a complete disaster! The top cake dug into the bottom cakes icing. I scraped the whole cake and didn't try again. I need to do one this weekend and would love some hints!
I read somewhere to put them in the fridge first. Anyone tried this?
I highly recommend the SPS system for stacking. It's pretty much fool proof.
I just did one yesterday, and I did put them in the fridge first so the icing was nice and hard, then I stacked them. Though I think my dowels were too high and the cake board was sticking up a bit above the buttercream cake, but I guess I'll be doing it again this up coming weekend, so try try again.
What's the SPS method?
I guess I am the odd one out on this one. I always compelety do the bottom tier. Then as I go up with the stack cakes, I crumb coat, then stack it and then finish each tier, like this as I go up. That way I don't have to worry about missing up my iced tiers when I set it up on the next cake tier. This is what works for me and I have done this way for years. My cakes come out flawless and look like fondant when finished. Hope this helps. I use to do it the other way years ago, but this works better for me. Happy Cake Decorating
Thanks so much Echooo!