Handling Large Layers Of Cake

Decorating By MAMAWOF4 Updated 9 Aug 2011 , 6:33pm by kearniesue

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MAMAWOF4 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 6:49pm
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I am baking my largest layer yet - 16" square. How in the world do I handle these layers as far as torting and stacking go? I am pretty sure that I will not have any help and I just cannot figure out how to handle it without cake falling to pieces!! Any help would be greatly appreciated - it is my nieces wedding cake. Thanks

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TexasSugar Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 6:51pm
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I'd use a cookie sheet or something else that can hold the weight and doesn't have an edge on it.

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mareg Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 4:37pm
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I use a cookie sheet too that has no edge on 3 sides. I also put a little powder sugar on to make sure the cake does not stick to the sheet and slides off easy.
HTH

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Kellbella Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 5:13pm
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Yep....a cookie sheet will do the trick! icon_smile.gif

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GarciaGM Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 5:41pm
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Frankly, I didn't have time to run around looking for a cookie sheet that size that didn't have the lip on it, so I ran to Lowe's. I keep an 18" tile on hand that I've used occasionally as a cake base, but it's WAY too heavy once you start putting large, stacked layers on it. Instead, I got a 1/4" board at Lowe's and had them cut it into three pieces for me. When I came home, I covered each of them in Glad Press-N-Seal. Sure, I can't wash it in my sink like the cookie sheets, but it only cost me $8 for all three boards.

I also use those HUGE Ziploc storage bags (the XL, XXL and XXXL) for storing my layers in the freezer while the cake assembly is in process.

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mareg Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 5:54pm
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Large Cutting board works too!

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GarciaGM Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 6:16pm
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YES!! Large cutting boards too!!

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kearniesue Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 6:33pm
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I always freeze mine and tort them as they are thawing so they are easier to handle and don't crumble. Also, I use the wilton cake lifter. I know it's kind of small, but that seems to do the trick for me.

Karen

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