Question About Cake Board

Decorating By luts88 Updated 11 Aug 2009 , 1:36am by Jeff_Arnett

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luts88 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:14pm
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So I'm just wondering if I'm doing something wrong or if it is normal. When i make a tiered cake i use the wilton cardboard in between layers. I wait until the cake is fully cooled before I put it on the board. I then stack the cake. My problem is that I am finding that the cake board is pulling off the fondant from the layer below when serving. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Thanks

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MrsNancyB1 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:19pm
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That happened to my son's birthday cake too. I thought it was just a normal occurrence, because the buttercream 'glue' sticks to the fondant so well, that it pulls it off along with the board during serving.

I wasn't all that bothered, since the cake was being cut into anyways. Of course, this was my son's birthday, and none of the 3 year old guests cared if there was a little fondant missing from the top of their slice. icon_razz.gif

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YouCaterer Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:30pm
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Sometimes I throw a little confectioners sugar under the cakeboard & that seems to help. You can't do too much or else it might slide right off! icon_smile.gif

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diane Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:42pm
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you can also try shredded coconut! thumbs_up.gif

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:36am
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Originally Posted by diane

you can also try shredded coconut! thumbs_up.gif

Some folks are allergic to coconut. Try a circle of parchment about an inch smaller than the tier to be placed on it....use a few dabs of icing to secure it to the top of the lower tier, then a bit on top of the parchment before placing the upper tier on.

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