Trouble Turning Out Sheet Cake Layers

Decorating By basketpam Updated 27 Jun 2014 , 2:35pm by random user

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basketpam Posted 27 Jun 2014 , 10:50am
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I need to make a sheet cake for my neice's housewarming party. I dread one factor any time I have a larger cake like this and need to do layers, turning out the second layer onto the bottom layer.  I have yet to figure out how to do this without some sort of disaster happening to me.  I almost always am working on my own so I don't have an extra pair of hands.  HOW do you get the second layer of a sheet cake out of the pan and onto the bottom layer and filling without it breaking into pieces?  I KNOW there has to be a way to do this since people do it all the time but I haven't learned the secret yet. HELP!

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winniemog Posted 27 Jun 2014 , 11:05am
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AI pop the second layer onto a tray and then position the tray over the filled lower layer and then slide the next layer into place.

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CindiM Posted 27 Jun 2014 , 12:51pm
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Let both layers cool. Then, cover the cake layer(s) with plastic wrap and freeze.  You can flip the frozen cake on top of the other layer with no problem. 

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cakegrandma Posted 27 Jun 2014 , 2:32pm
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I freeze the layers and then defrost one I want on bottom.  After I have iced or filled the bottom layer I put the frozen layer on top of it and leave it to defrost.  It doesn't take long for it to and then I trim edges to be the same if needed, then you can ice and decorate as usual.  This saves a lot of drinking, and stress on your end! :-X  I have done them this way for years and have had no problems.  Glad we could help you.

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random user Posted 27 Jun 2014 , 2:35pm
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I use a cake lifter and position it over the cake and gently slide it off

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