Dcorating Before Or After Cake Is Stacked!

Decorating By josiejoe Updated 17 Nov 2011 , 2:27pm by DianeLM

josiejoe Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 7:32am
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hi, this may sound like a stupid question but i am doing my first stacked wedding cake with royal icing scrolls and ribbon around the edge. What i want to know is do i decorate each layer then stack or do i stack and then decorate. any advice much apprediated icon_smile.gif

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mcaulir Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 7:53am
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For that design, I would stack, then decorate. Depends on how a cake is decorated whether I stack first.

josiejoe Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 8:15am
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thanks, i thought that as i was thinking the scrolls may crack when i stack the cakes, i was hoping for a different answer though as it would be easier to decorate then stack lol. . . . . . oh well wish me luck icon_smile.gif

mcaulir Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 9:13am
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Good luck! icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 9:16am
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I always decorate then stack. But ribbon goes on last.

Lovelyladylibra Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 9:42am
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Will you have to take it apart to deliver? If so decorate then stack,if not stack then decorate

josiejoe Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 9:42am
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aww maaaan, i dont know what to do now lol

josiejoe Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 9:43am
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its getting delivered stacked

DianeLM Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 2:27pm
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If you're worried that the scrolls may crack during stacking, what about transporting the cake? The scrolls shouldn't be that fragile. Unless you drop each tier onto the next from the top of the staircase, you should be fine stacking after decorating. Make sure you use good, sturdy cakeboards.

With scrollwork, I prefer to decorate first, then stack. Scrolls are tough enough when the cake is right in front of me. I don't want to have to lean over two or three tiers to scroll the top tier!

Ribbon goes on after stacking.

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