1St Tiered Cake, Advice Pls!

Decorating By Tails Updated 10 Jun 2013 , 12:12pm by DeliciousDesserts

Tails Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 10:11am
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Hi everyone :)

 

So I'm making a couple 2 tier birthday cakes soon! One for my friend's 30th and one for my own 30 two months later :)

 

What I'm planning for my friend's one, who's birthday thing is happening on the 22nd:

 

Thurs 20: bake, stack and crumb coat, rest overnight

Fri 21: decorate

Sat 22: serve (or buy a cake to fix Fri night's failure if there was one lol)

 

I was thinking of a white/vanilla pound cake for the bottom tier, but I have no recipe for this (please feel free to suggest one!) and my Wacky Cake recipe for the top tier.

 

No sizes just yet, but I only have two 8" pans lol so I might manually cut the top tier slightly smaller or hire smaller pans (6"?). We dont care about how many people we're feeding (2 tiers will more more than enough), we just want a 2 tier cake lol

 

I was thinking of coating the white bottom tier with dark/milk chocolate ganache and the top chocolate tier with white chocolate ganache.

 

Will this work? I was going to use a ratio of 3:1 chocolate to cream, will that be ok for stacking? Is there anything I should watch out for (I assume the bottom layer's ganache will shift once the top tier is stacked?).

 

Any advice is appreciated :) We dont have SPS here, so I'm using bubble tea straws and each layer will be on a foil board.

 

Anything I'm forgetting?

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BatterUpCake Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 11:55am
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I just made my first WASC cake and it is yummy! And very firm like a pound cake. If you dont like almond (which I cant taste anyhow) you can use any flavoring. I am new at this too and making. Best of luck to you!

Tails Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 1:30pm
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Do you have a link for the recipe? :D

psgodusa Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 1:58pm
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Posting the thread for different WASC recipes on the forum. http://cakecentral.com/newsearch?search=WASC+recipe

BatterUpCake Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 2:06pm
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Tails Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 2:08pm
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Thanks BatterUpCake :) I prefer making scratch cakes vs doctored boxed cake, but will keep that recipe as a backup :)

 

Thanks psgodusa :)

 

Anyone got any tips on stacking a ganache cake?

BatterUpCake Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 2:15pm
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Thanks BatterUpCake :) I prefer making scratch cakes vs doctored boxed cake, but will keep that recipe as a backup :)

Thanks psgodusa :)

Anyone got any tips on stacking a ganache cake?

Oh I do too but all of the pros use this recipe so I figured it was ok....lol Paula Dean Martha Stewart etc there is a scratch recipe for it but I haven't tried it

Tails Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 6:58am
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Thanks guys!!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 12:11pm
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Thurs 20: bake, stack and crumb coat, rest overnight Fri 21: decorate Sat 22: serve (or buy a cake to fix Fri night's failure if there was one lol)

This is fine, but I like to give myself a bit more time. I like my cake to sit over night. I bake, crumb coat day 2, final coat day 3, decorate day 4, serve day 5.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 12:12pm
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AWill you be using SPS or dowels or support?

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