How To Move Fondant/buttercream Cake Without Edges Cracking?

Decorating By shannycakers Updated 27 Sep 2010 , 11:40am by shannycakers

shannycakers Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 12:28pm
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Hi fello ccers! Everytime i make lets say a car cake and coverin fondant, let sit, then try to move it onto a larger sheet cake, upon the move the edges tear/crack lift up..same if it was decorated in buttercream only and im moving a 6 inch onto an 8 inch.. i have a sturday board under each time but does not help. I try using a flat spatula and everything but i guess the icing is attaching itself to the larger board its sitting on..

Any ideas? i cant get a perfect cake look without covering the edges up each time, and it worse wtih a car?

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cakesrock Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 1:02pm
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I try to move things as little as possible, but if I do, I use a cake lifter. I have this one and really like it:

Also, everything should be on it's own board, so it shouldn't be falling apart on you...Is your cake recipe dense? Try to cut the fondant closer to the cake, then do the finishing touches once the little cake is on the big cake..


shannycakers Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 1:28pm
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Thanks for your response! I do have a cake lifter also, and i do put each cake on its own small board, but maybe im sealin gthe bottom too much or leaving the fondant too try to cut it short so that the bottom edge of icing doesnt push out..

hollyml Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 1:16am
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I would try "slicing" the edge of the frosting and the board apart with a thin spatula or knife, all the way around the bottom of the cake, before you attempt to lift it. You might not get a perfect "cut" but it'll be easier to make it neat than if you're trying to slice and lift at the same time.

You can also try, for doing the frosting/covering, set the cake on top of a pedestal of some kind that is a bit smaller than the cake board that will stay under the cake itself. A stack of smaller boards, or an overturned cake pan, or whatever -- that way the bottom edge of the BC or fondant does not rest against anything, so it can't stick.

shannycakers Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 11:40am
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Thanks hollyml! that is a good tip! i will just start putting them on a smaller cake pan turned upside down! icon_smile.gif

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