Does Anyone Stack Then Ice

Decorating By makeminepink Updated 22 Oct 2010 , 4:15pm by jenmat

makeminepink Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 3:34am
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It seems like I saw a sped-up version of someone doing this. Do any of you fill, stack and then ice and decorate your cakes? I don't want to try it on a customer's cake, but it seems like it might be a little easier not to mess up your cake, but it might be a bit tricky!

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catlharper Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:00am
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No, never. I always ice then stack. Now I might add decoration after icing that needs to match up or touch the other tier perfectly.

PiccoloChellie Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:14am
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The middle of each of the bottom tiers would have no icing on top. No, I wouldn't stack then ice; half the guests (or more!) would be short on delicious, delicious icing!

makeminepink Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:25am
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just a thought icon_smile.gif

tesso Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 12:01pm
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I say try torting, filling, then ice just the tops of each layer, then stack and ice the sides and decorate. Let us know how it turns out for you. I am all about experimenting. You wont know unless you try it.

I usually ice all my cakes then stack. Then decorate the whole cake. I dont know how people decorate each layer, then stack them without messing them up. icon_lol.gif So give it a try. Just remember to put the icing on the top of each layer.

online_annie Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 12:16pm
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I don't stack until all tiers are iced and decorated. I too would question doing it the other way around? I understand the need to line things up but you gotta have icing on top of each tier...right?!? : )

indydebi Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 2:07pm
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Big "no" at this end, too.

thatslifeca Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 2:19pm
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Nope can't say I've ever tried that. I usually tort, ice then stack then decorate. If you try it, let us know how that worked out.

mamawrobin Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 2:25pm
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No. I honestly don't see where it would save a lot of time.

JulieMN Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 12:37am
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tuamor1628 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 1:29am
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You can stack and then ice, only problem is some people wind up having buldges from the icing/frosting and if your using fondant any cake bulges will definately show.

Justbeck101 Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 4:00pm
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I know a decorator who does this and she is really good. She is also really busy. She fills, puts a little icing on top of each tier then stacks. Her's always come out beautiful.

KHalstead Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 4:03pm
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The only time I do that is when it's a large carved cake, then I fill, crumb coat and stack all pieces, carve and then ice the whole thing as a whole. But definitely not when working with a normal round/square tiered cake.......that would cause me WAY more stress, I can imagine trying to ice one layer while destroying the previous perfectly iced layer! AGH

makeminepink Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 4:04pm
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Hey! Thanks for responding! I knew someone out there does! I still haven't tried it, but need to!

mom2twogrlz Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 4:08pm
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I did this on my first cake, before I knew not too...OOPS!!!! And it was really hard to smooth the sides of the top teir without messing up the top of the bottom teir. The whole time I was thinking, "This has to be wrong. How do they do this???" icon_smile.gif

Anyway, give it a try and see how it works for you.

jenmat Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 4:15pm
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Torte, fill, ice, let set, stack, then decorate.

Would love to see the website of this lady who ices after stacking. Just out of curiosity.

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