Azzurra Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 6:24am
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[i]Hi to everybody, i'm new in this forum, but i discover the website long time ago. I'm italian, as you know our way to make cakes is complitely different from yours, but last year i found the wilton website and from there i started to make my cake in your style.

Sorry if i'm long, here is the question. I red how to cut a tier cake, but the thing the is not written and that i can't immagine (because our cakes are so different icon_redface.gif ) is this:

In beetwin the tiers you don't put anything, just frosting. When is tima to cut, how do you separete the slices of the top tier from the slices from the bottom tier? They are attached with the frosting. I made one the other day, just to try (in Italy to separete the tiers we put a very thin cartboard) and i as said the top tier were attached to the bottom tier and when i separete the two slices the bottom one were without frosting for half of it.

Can you explain me, so i can understand?
Thank you and sorry for my terrible english! icon_smile.gif

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CWR41 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 7:15am
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Originally Posted by Azzurra

In beetwin the tiers you don't put anything, just frosting. When is tima to cut, how do you separete the slices of the top tier from the slices from the bottom tier? They are attached with the frosting. I made one the other day, just to try (in Italy to separete the tiers we put a very thin cartboard) and i as said the top tier were attached to the bottom tier and when i separete the two slices the bottom one were without frosting for half of it.




No. In between the tiers we also use corrugated cake circles. (Each tier is on its own board.) If your tiers are sticking to the icing on the tier below, you can use a circle of waxed paper or sprinkle powdered sugar.
This might help:
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/stacked-tiered-cake-construction.cfm

Azzurra Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 7:25am
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That link is exactely what i saw and the lady doesn'tput anything in beetwin the tiers, that's why i was so surprise, but now you are telling me that you also put something (thank you icon_smile.gif ), so is easier to understad.
Thanks

CWR41 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 7:38am
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Originally Posted by Azzurra

That link is exactely what i saw and the lady doesn'tput anything in beetwin the tiers, that's why i was so surprise, but now you are telling me that you also put something (thank you icon_smile.gif ), so is easier to understad.
Thanks




Yes... if the lady didn't have each tier on its own board, she'd have a very difficult time trying to successfully lift each tier. Also, without that cardboard, the dowels would pierce into the cake above not providing any support to keep it up there, and it would smash the tiers below.

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:34pm
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Originally Posted by Azzurra

That link is exactely what i saw and the lady doesn'tput anything in beetwin the tiers, that's why i was so surprise, but now you are telling me that you also put something (thank you icon_smile.gif ), so is easier to understad.
Thanks




when I 1st saw that link I thought the same thing! no cake board. LOL dont feel bad.

grama_j Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 3:55pm
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These are the BEST instructions you will ever get, and they are from a gal right here on CC......... Indydebi

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/93737

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/93738

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/93741

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/93742

There is a step missing in these instructions, but I don't think you will need them........ these four should do it for you....... SOOO EASY !!

Azzurra Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 4:19pm
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This link are amazing, thank you all for the answers!
I was thinking that once removed the first tier the bottom part wasnt nice, i mean there isnt any decoration, but after that prbabily will be ok. As i said our cakes are a little (a lot icon_biggrin.gif ) different from yours. Ours are more soft so doesnt stay perfect as the one in the picture. I'll show you my photos after the party.
thank you all again thumbs_up.gif

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