Best Way To Ice A Sponge Cake Can They Be Stacked?

Decorating By hmontero0208 Updated 28 Feb 2013 , 9:40pm by suzannem5

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hmontero0208 Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 4:51pm
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Hi Ya,


Iv recently taken up cake decoration. Im a little confused i understand that a sponge cake may not hold up foundant icing (rolled out) but what is the best way to ice to get that extra smooth surface.

There a trick to hold it up?

I want to do a supprise wedding cake for my brother sponge taste better i find.

Will sponge be ok to decorate? And is there a way stacking cakes on top of each other? Or this a complete no go for sponge?



Hannah ;)

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suzannem5 Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 9:40pm
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An egg sponge (fatless) will not hold the weight of sugarpaste but a sponge cake (Victoria sandwich) will, no problem.  The majority of wedding cakes I do have at least one tier sponge cake and I cover them with both a layer of chocolate paste and sugarpaste (fondant).


If you want to stack cakes the lower tiers need to be dowelled - it is these, and the cake board under the cake above that provide the support structure, not the cakes themselves.

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