Stack A Cake That's Already Decorated With Buttercreme?

Decorating By amazonqt Updated 10 Nov 2011 , 6:41pm by cakelady2266

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amazonqt Posted 10 Nov 2011 , 6:29am
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Ok, I am NOT a cake decorator at all. My baby is turning one and I want a cute two tier jungle theme cake. The place I want to buy from doesn't make tiered cakes. So I was thinking I could order 5 & 8in round cakes and have them decorate it for my theme and then stack them when I get home? Would my idea work? Can I do it without ruining the decorations? I heard you can use straws for support. How would I stack them and where do I buy the supplies? Or should I order a sheet cake like everyone else and call it day? lol

Super Walmart makes two tier cakes that look great. You would never guess they came from walmart but their buttercreme is not so good. It taste like it came out of a can of frosting that you buy in the stores. I want a pretty cake that taste good too!

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amazonqt Posted 10 Nov 2011 , 7:21am
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Not sure why this was moved. This is a not a decorating question. The cake will already be decorated when I buy it. This is a stacking question but as long as I get a answer that's fine! icon_biggrin.gif

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suzylynn58 Posted 10 Nov 2011 , 12:10pm
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You should be safe using straws for a 5 inch cake that will not be moved after stacking. You will most likely need some type of border between the tiers once stacked. Maybe ask the bakery to leave off the border on the smaller cake and add it when you stack it at home.

Hope this helps!

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 10 Nov 2011 , 1:01pm
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Tell them what you would like to do. Have the smaller cake put on a round that just fits - sometimes they are on decorative larger ones.

Also, maybe you could get some extra frosting to pipe a small border after you stack.

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amazonqt Posted 10 Nov 2011 , 1:24pm
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I have no idea how to pipe but I assume its not that hard. Thanks for the replies!!

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bakencake Posted 10 Nov 2011 , 1:42pm
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instead of piping just buy some coordinating sixlets and place them around the border. that way you dont have to worry about piping. they have them in all one color in stores like Joanns.

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cakelady2266 Posted 10 Nov 2011 , 6:41pm
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If it were me I would find a baker or bakery that could make a stacked cake like I wanted. If you have no cake experience it's not going to be worth the grief of trying to do it yourself.

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