How do I prevent the different layers of a cake stacked one on top of another from sticking. I am a novice cake maker and the last cake I made when I took the middle and top layers off, ripped off the fondant leaving an ugly torn hole of fondant from the lower layer.
Will wax paper between the layers work? Or will this stick too?
Please advise! Thanks very much for your tips!
That has never happened to me...do you let the fondant dry a while before you stack the tiers? What are your cake boards covered in? I use foamcore covered with plastic wrap or press and seal wrap.
You could sprinkle the lower layer with powdered sugar to prevent sticking.
It could be that your dowels are too short. Are you doweling your layers so the next layer is barely touching the layer below?
I'm confused... when I stack cakes, I WANT the top tier to stick the one before and will "glue" it in place with royal icing. I don't want my cakes shifting at all during transport. Usually running a knife between the two tiers before you lift the top one will separate them cleanly.
Layers? I hope you're talking about tiers.
But in all my years of caking, I've never had that happen. What kind of fondant are you using?
And ditto what everyone else said.
Thanks Leahs, I was talking about tiers but looking at the OP and typed layers, my bad.