Every time I make a stacked cake, I lose all the frosting or fondant from the tier below. How do I separate the tiers without this happening? Am I missing a step when assembling the cake?
TIA for any help.
Sprinkle the cake with coconut or powdered sugar, that might keep the frosting from sticking.
It's too long to retype so, see my post on this thread: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-671466-coconut.html
I make cake crumbs from the cake trimmings that result from levelling the cake and sprinkle a thin layer of those just where the plate will rest.
I just let the cake crust as well and have never had a problem as indydebi said about the plates inprinting and releasing great! I think my second option woud be the powder sugar due to allergic reactions to coconut. And again as indydebi said on the other forum, I would probably be furious if I got a cake and it had coconut between layers due to I HATE coconut!
Letting the icing crust/using PS only works w/ crusting icing. For non-crusitng icing, the cake crumbs are the best option.
thanks for all the replies. after I posted I realized that it only happens with fondant covered cakes, so maybe a sprinkle of powdered sugar will help.
I use indydebi's buttercream and let that crust well and don't have a problem with the frosting covered cakes.
again, thanks for the suggestions.