Moving A Cake With Crusting Buttercream

Lounge By apesusi Updated 12 Oct 2010 , 4:03pm by Joshua_Alan

apesusi Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:53am
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How do you guys move a cake that has crusting buttercream? Any time I try to move it, the cake cracks and wrinkles really bad because of the crust layer.
Any tips?

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Loucinda Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:03am
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I use crusting buttercream 99% of the time. You need a stronger board, that is what is causing the cracking. I personally use 1/2" foamcore.

raquel1 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:24am
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I agree with Loucinda. The only time I had those problems with bc it was because the base was not sturdy enough.

indydebi Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:32am
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yep. sturdy boards = zero problems. thumbs_up.gif

tokazodo Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:33am
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You can either use the foam core, or double or triple up on your cake circles.
If it's a big cake, I go for overkill on the cardboard circles. I do 4 sometimes, cover with white freezer paper and hot glue a ribbon around the base.

apesusi Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:44am
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aww... you guys are great! Thanks!

sweetnessx3 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:49am
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This is a good question icon_smile.gif I did solve that problem with heavier board but what if its a wedding cake and its the middle layer ? Do we still use thicker board ? Im afraid of the board showing and my icing boarder not hiding it ? Hope this makes sense .

Joshua_Alan Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by sweetnessx3

This is a good question icon_smile.gif I did solve that problem with heavier board but what if its a wedding cake and its the middle layer ? Do we still use thicker board ? Im afraid of the board showing and my icing boarder not hiding it ? Hope this makes sense .




In that case I'd have it on it's usual cake circle and on top of a spare thicker board to make moving it easier and safer until it's time to stack it. Then you'll just need to be extra careful when you go to stack it.

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