Stacking A Cake

Decorating By Skidoochic Updated 7 Oct 2011 , 4:39am by Skidoochic

Skidoochic Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 12:33am
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I have done a few stacked wedding cakes and while they look good Friday night (when I decorate) by Saturday, the frosting is cracked (buttercream).

I read on here that it was my support system. I use SPS. But it sounds like I should be using 1" foam board with the SPS. So how exactly do I do that?

Right now I have let's say a 12" cake filled with strawberry filling sitting on a cardboard cake circle. Do I glue the cake circle to a form board circle and poke the hole in the foam? How do I cover up the foam board? It is must taller than the cardboard circe and there is no border on this cake.

Thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide! icon_smile.gif

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Skidoochic Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 1:31am
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I know it hasn't been that long, but can anyone help? I really want to fix this problem!

ajwonka Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 2:07am
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I use the foam core in place of a cardboard circle. Cut the foam core slightly larger than circumference of cake if buttercream then use the board as your guide when you ice. The icing will cover the board and be much sturdier to prevent cracking.

Skidoochic Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 4:39am
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Thank you aj! That makes sense.

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