Paper Cake Circles Left On Cake, After Being Put Together And Decorated

Decorating By MBalaska Updated 25 Jul 2013 , 1:46pm by cakeyouverymuch

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MBalaska Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 8:10am
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the worse "Cake Disaster" I've created for myself (so far) was not removing the cake circle (paper liners) from the bottom of my cake before putting them together.  It was a time consuming cake and looked nice when I was done.  I put it in the box and sat it on the table.  Then something started nagging me, and I didn't know why - I just had the strangest compulsion to "cut into the cake". 

 

I had  never cut into a cake that I had made for a friend before.  But I opened the box and sliced out a big piece.  Thank goodness that I did.  I found the papers, realized what a horrible mess that would have been for the recipient, and made another cake. 

 

After that I started using the Crisco/oil/flour mixture, Pam cake release spray, or simply Crisco and flour.

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Baking Sis Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 11:32am
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Wow, thank goodness you had the time for a re-do!!  icon_smile.gif

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tdovewings Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:25pm
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I always have nightmares about doing that, which end in me running down stairs and digging through the trash at 4am, when I went to bed at 2am.  I count the liners in the trash then go back to sleep. It is my biggest cake fear and i'm constantly anxious about it.

 

Thanks for the tip.

 

GOOD SAVE!

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kikiandkyle Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 4:20am
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AI always use my cakes upside down, so the liner is on top when I'm decorating. Makes for a very flat top and I know I didn't leave anything on there!

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daryll Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 4:34am
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

I always use my cakes upside down, so the liner is on top when I'm decorating. Makes for a very flat top and I know I didn't leave anything on there!

 

This is a GREAT idea!!

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 1:46pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

I always use my cakes upside down, so the liner is on top when I'm decorating. Makes for a very flat top and I know I didn't leave anything on there!

 

THIS.  And still I find myself counting scrunched up cake circles to make sure.

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