Sheet Cake Question...i'm A Newbie

Decorating By cbarlette Updated 14 Aug 2011 , 1:11am by tiptop57

cbarlette Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 11:34pm
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I am making a sheet cake for a school function for teachers. The sheet cake is smaller (11x15) but they are requesting two layers with a buttercream filling. After flipping one of the cakes out of the pan, the cake cracked sligtly down the middle on the bottom part. I really don't want to bake another cake (but will if I have to). My question is should I put this layer on the bottom or top? I don't want to risk the cake falling or having the buttercream crack. Thanks in advance!

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hammer1 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 11:42pm
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I do a lot of sheets, I would put the cracked one on top so no additionalmweight on if. Fill thebcrack with buttercream before you ice it.

ashleyisawesome Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 11:45pm
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Make sure to seal the crack well with buttercream. I would place it on the bottom. I think it would be more likely that the buttercream will crack than the cake to fall. As long as you seal it, you shouldn't have a problem.

cbarlette Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 12:38am
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Thank you! I didn't know about filling in with buttercream!

tiptop57 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 1:11am
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I always put damaged cakes on the bottom as they are less likely to shift from the filling. Then spackle with BC. HTH.

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