Hi everyone I am workin on my 2nd 3 tier cake and everytime I cut the bottom layer in half put the filling on and replace the top back on it normally cracks in half or splits in to pieces. I normally can hind it and glue them back with frosting but I would like to be able to do that without it splitting in two. Any Ideas are welcome.
Is it splitting when you're handling it or when you put it on? If it's when you're handling it, and you have one, use a Wilton cake lifter to slide under and place on top. If you don't have one of those, try one of those thin flexible plastic cutting boards, or a cookie sheet with the flat side...anything big enough to scoop under and lift all in one piece so you can slide it off on top of your cake.
If it's splitting when you put it on, then you've created a mound or uneven surface that makes the cake break.