Tiered Cake Question

Decorating By SugarBeBe Updated 1 Feb 2013 , 1:28am by SugarBeBe

SugarBeBe Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 10:29pm
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AHey guys!

When you're making a tiered cake what do you put between tiers? A thin piece of cake board? What do you think best?

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-K8memphis Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 11:24pm
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i use foam core and cardboard circles in ten thousand variations icon_biggrin.gif


sometimes cardboard circles need some oomph if one is not enough


and you can put two together criss crossed for strength


sometimes you might wanna run bamboo skewers through the corrugations for strength


maybe criss cross that too depending on how you're using them


i often hot glue those together if using more than one


all depending on the weight and moisture content etc


those cardboard circles can get sotted with moisture and grease so for larger tiers i might use the foam core


some cardboard circles are waxed but usually just on one side


and the foam core needs to be cleaned i think


Rae of BlakeCakes cleans her foam core with vanilla* and then waxes them with food approved soy wax for safety which i  think is brilliant


*pretty sure she said vanilla--an alcohol based substance that dries quick


i'll go check--don't wanna misquote

-K8memphis Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 11:37pm
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yes she wipes the foam core boards with grain alcohol or vanilla extract to clean them then wipes on melted soy wax with a paper towel

SugarBeBe Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 1:28am
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AThank you so much! I appreciate it!

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