I'm doing my cake now and I didn't leave enough room for the icing and the fondant. I tried to move the filled and iced cake onto a larger round but it started to crack so I stopped. So, I just put the larger cake round under the cake on the small cake round (so now there are 2 rounds there). Can I use the 2 bases or do I nned to bake some new cakes?
If you are talking about the cardboard circle, then yes, you can just put a larger one underneath the too small one, sticking them together with corn syrup, royal icing or a smear of butter-cream.
I'm curious, tho...why did you cut it to begin with?
I did put some buttercream between the 2 cardboards.
I cut it because I wanted very little excess for the top tier. Guess I learned my lesson.
Thanks for your help.
Yep...each mistake is a learning experience .
Hope the remainder of this cake goes as smooth as silk!
Not really liking the new fondant I'm using. Its dry. Decorations are coming out ok. I'll post a picture probably tomorrow after the christening.
Just a little info for you. If you're doing a 6 inch cake use a 6 inch cakeboard and DON'T trim the cakeboard to fit your cake. You'll have just enough board for your icing and fondant. Same is true for 8 inch, 10 inch...ya catch what I'm saying. So many times I see on cc that people will tell others to cut their boards to fit the cake exactly. Not what ya need to do as you found out with your cake.
Good luck. Hope your cake turns out great.
Lesson learned! I cut the first board to the size of the pan exactly. There was no room for icing and fondant. With the second board under the first one, all was saved! Thought I'd have to bake another cake! Then I had an issue with the dragees (my first time using them). I attached them with buttercream and I kept bumping them off, so I took them all off and re did them with clear piping gel. Seemed ok. I wrapped the cake in plastic to make the fondant softer. When I got up in the morning, about half the dragges fell off!!! I made some RI and reattached them again. What should I have used? Maybe if I didn't wrap the cake, they wouldn't have fallen off.
I must give credit to berni2611 for inspiring me from her beautiful cake.
Can't upload a picture here. I'll have to try to put it somewhere else and link it.
Yeah, don't wrap the cake.
Yeah..what Leah said. I never wrap my decorated cakes