Please Help W/ 1St Tier Cake!

Decorating By Genny_yummies Updated 14 Jan 2013 , 11:11pm by JanH

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Genny_yummies Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:05pm
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Okay, so I'm way over my head.
I offered to donate a cake to my sister for her son's birthday party. What was once a family only party has now turned into a bit more social event. With some people a little more upscale than I like.
I'm going to attempt my 1st 2 tier cake.
I should be simple, but I'm freaking out!
Can I stack the cakes with dowels 1 day ahead and finish decorating the next day before the party or do I have to do everything the day of the party.
The cake design is pretty simple and all BC except for some MMF decorations (#4 and a tag w/"Happy Birthday")

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kbgieger Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:13pm
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I don't think you have to do everything the day of the party. I've always completed my cakes the night before with no problems. There's only one in my pictures right now, but several years ago, I had a two-tier cake for my Mom's 60th surprise party that I did the night before, then 18 hours later had to drive it to the party, 40 miles away, with a screaming 9 month old (but that's a different story icon_biggrin.gif )

You'll do just fine!


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tenleysmommy Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:39pm
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I have made two tier cakes and I put them together and decorated the day before the event.Just stuck it in the fridge and it seemed to work out fine.Don't fret you'll do great! icon_wink.gif
kbgieger i know all about the screaming baby inthe back seat>LOL mine is 8 months.

Sorry forgot to add,wait till the day of to put on fondant decor.I have heard some people say it will bleed on the buttercream.

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JanH Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 4:24am
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Links to Wilton's tiered cake making & decorating help threads:


Illustrated common cake support systems:
(With complete and accurate directions.)

Illustrated how-to-cut level dowels by indydebi:

How to cut neat slices of tiered cakes:
(by indydebi.)

Look forward to seeing pics of your creation. icon_smile.gif

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