I am a little confused about tiers, and I want to practice making a 3 tierd cake. I know I need dowels - however do the dowels get placed in the cake before or after I put the fondant on? And how do I get them out? lol
Just one more Q... If I did a Buttercream 3 tier cake - how do I stack them without making a mess of the icing? Do I decorate the cake once it is stacked? And how do you take the tiers apart to eat without a mess?
Thanks so much
Lots of good info here. http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654103.html
I'm about to make my first tiered cake as well. And seeing the two tutorial vidoes both covered in buttercream, I'm guessing it's the same with fondant? Also, should I have the 2nd tier stacked before I add decorations? (I'm making a 2 tier stone building cake) I'm just worried the fondant would become too hard and cracks when I put in the dowels (using bubble tea straws). Thanks
I believe it is the same with fondant, you can still measure and all that with it, since it will be covered, you won't see any flaws.
The fondant shouldn't crack when you put the dowels in, you should work with it right away though.. fondant can get stiff fast.
From watching the videos - Any buttercream decorations should be done after it is stacked. Unless your going to be stacking it at a hall - you'll have to decorate it there.. boo! lol
If your just using fondant - maybe circles, etc (you should be able to decorate before stacking) Ribbon and flowers etc, should be when its stacked..
I think it will be easier to decorate it all stacked.. Good luck! Post your cake when your done!!
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Thanks to you! lol
Going to make it next weekend! Wooot!