I finally treated myself to the Cake Stackers support system after years of yearning for it. I used it yesterday for the first time and was really happy with it except for one thing. I used buttercream icing for my cake and when I removed the plate supporting the top layer from the layer below it all the icing and even a part of the cake lifted off with the plate. Is there a magic way to prevent this from happening? I use buttercream more often than fondant.
I don't use any cake stacking system, but have had the icing pull away when unstacking tiers. I solved the problem by putting a circle of waxed paper underneath the cake board supporting the tier above. You could try the same, put a circle of wax paper underneath the support plate.
I was wondering if that might work. Thanks for the suggestion.
There are other ways Cover the top of the tier w/dry cake or graham cracker crumbs. Some people have used powdered sugar
kakeladi, I am going to try to remember the crumbs idea. The wax paper works well and keep the damage to a minimum, but there is still sometimes a bit of damage. Next time, I will add crumbs, then the wax paper. Bet that will be perfect!
More baking gems from the masters...thanks ladies!!!