Stacking A Cake ... How Do You Get Your Hands Out From Under The Cake?

Decorating By LittleLinda Updated 28 May 2013 , 2:31pm by Lovelyladylibra

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LittleLinda Posted 28 May 2013 , 12:09am
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I am so afraid of stacked cakes!  I always use separator plates and pillars that drive right through the cake and leave a space between tiers.  How do you put a tier directly on top of the tier underneath and remove your fingers?

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 28 May 2013 , 12:18am
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AI use the spatula. I slide it under, slowly move my hand from underneath while holdin the cake in place with the spatula, then lower the spatula.

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mkmetz Posted 28 May 2013 , 12:27am
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I leave the dowels on the lower tier raised up about an inch.  Then I sit the upper tier on the dowels, slide my hands out, and push down from the top to sink the dowels into the lower tier.  

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CWR41 Posted 28 May 2013 , 3:47am
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PaulaJaneBourke Posted 28 May 2013 , 10:39am
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Quickly whip your fingers out and drop the cake! - PJ x

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achybaker Posted 28 May 2013 , 2:19pm
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I know it might not be an option unless you're an octopus but I've used 4 hands! I enlisted the help of my daughter who holds the cake plate by the edges while I placed it and took out my hand. She did the final lowering and steadying onto the pillars. 

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Lovelyladylibra Posted 28 May 2013 , 2:31pm
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get the cake as close to the lower cake as possible then quickly drop it. Quick, simple, easy.

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