Tall Cakes And Stacking Buttercream Frosted Cakes

Decorating By Bernie04 Updated 11 Feb 2011 , 12:39am by Bernie04

Bernie04 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 5:52pm
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Hello, I have two questions. I tried stacking three layers of cake to make it a tall one, but it fell over once I got the fondant on it. Is there a trick to making tall cakes? I had a pudding filling, maybe too much?

Also, I've only been working with fondant. How do you stack buttercream frosted cakes without messing up any of the frosting?

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ConfectionsCC Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 6:09pm
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as far as it sliding, too much filling, and no dam could be the cause. Stacking buttercream cakes, I pop mine in the freezer for about 20 mins, then stack, the BC gets nice and cold and smudges less easy! HTH!

CWR41 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 7:08pm
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If it was three 2" tall layers for a 6" tall cake, the layers can slide apart with only BC as the filling if they weren't leveled. Skewers can also help to keep them together.

Bernie04 Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 12:39am
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Thank you!

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