How To Cut A Tall Cake

Decorating By Debbie45628 Updated 14 Jan 2014 , 2:36am by Debbie45628

Debbie45628 Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 2:12am
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Can someone give me an idea of how to cut and serve a really tall cake...say 4-5 (8) inch layers of cake..

I assume that it is disassembled some way, but would like some ideas how not to ruin it while cutting.  Thanks

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 2:22am
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My tiers are usually 4"- 4 1/2" tall.  That's 4 layers of cake with 3 spaces of filling.  That fits nicely on a plate.


For larger amounts, it depends on the size.


When I construct a 6 layer (6' - 6 1/2"), I place a cake board & supports between two 3 layer cakes.  In that case, cut the cake down to the cake board (this will be 3 layers of cake).  Once that cake is served, remove the cake board & cut the next cake (also 3 layers).  It's like 2 cakes in one.


"Double barrels" are usually 8 layers.  The cake board is then at the bottom of four layers of cake.  Cut and serve the same.


Hope this all made sense.

Debbie45628 Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 2:36am
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Thank you, that makes sense now...when you said to use the cake boards, since I haven't made one, I hadn't thought about using the cake boards...totally helps, thanks 

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