Hi, I'm new but very enthusiastic. I am working on fondant cakes and have been making about two fondant cakes a month for the last 6 months. I am into tiers now but I can't figure out when you put the bottom trim or decoration on the tiered layers. If my 8" is the 2nd tier on an 8" cake board either I wind up with some cake board showing through my trim, or I trim the cake board and when I put my tier on the bottom layer, I'm wondering what I attach my tier bottom trim to??? Does that make sense? (Same goes for 3rd tier)
When do I finish off the bottom edge of fondant tiers?
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Okay so maybe that's the reason I keep decorating each tier before stacking, because I am having to stack it at the end user's house. It has to be completely ready except for stacking (but I could do the bottom trim at the site).... No huge snafoo's so far but I've read about enough of them to scare the airbubbles outta me!
Thank you so much for your help and suggestions!!! Greatly appreciated!
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You should definitely try to decorate after the cake is stacked. It's much easier to make sure the borders all meet the tier below it. If you're putting a pearl border on it you could use buttercream too, that way it might have a little more give than royal icing if the cake moves when you pick it up.