Torting A Sheet Cake ~ Help!!!

Decorating By Starkie Updated 16 Mar 2011 , 8:29pm by vtcake

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Starkie Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 4:25pm
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For some reason, I am having problems with sheet cakes. When I torte one and fill it, I can never get the layers back on straight. I end up with a leaning cake! I try to take my time, get things lined up, etc., but it always comes out uneven ~ even if it's even on one side! Any ideas on how I can rectify this problem???


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Kellbella Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 4:44pm
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Do you have an Agbay? If not...get one! Do you level the top before you do anything?
Is your filling smooth....meaning even all the across the cake?
I use a square cake bake board or cookie sheet to slide the top cake off and on, then smoosh the cake down a little, wrap with saran and let it settle. HTH.

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cakedout Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 4:51pm
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Gee, this was something I had to really work at! icon_lol.gif

How do you cut your cake? Using a cake leveler (NOT a Wilton one tapedshut.gif ) to make straight, level cuts will get you the best results.

Once cut, I slide in a sheet cake board and gently remove the top layer. I leave about an inch overhanging the edge of the board.

I dam and fill the bottom, keeping the cake in the same position as when I removed the top!

Now I position the top layer that is on the board above the filled bottom layer- line up the corners of the overhanging cake of the top layer (on the board) with the bottom layer. Now I gently slide the rest of the top layer off onto the bottom layer. Sometimes I smudge some filling onto the bottom of the board. oops! Most of the time the layers are lined up ok. If not, I can usually gently lift and slide them into the correct position.

Once the cake layers are put together, I lay the cake board on top and press down to kind of even out any unlevel areas.

Hope this makes sense and HTH! icon_smile.gif

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vtcake Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 8:29pm
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be sure to mark the top and bottom with a swipe of frosting to be sure you line them back up correctly.

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