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cutting tiered cakes
I recently made a two tiered birthday cake for my niece and after doweling the bottom cake, I attached the top one onto it using a bit of royal icing. When having to cut the cake I removed the top tier with its thin drum board and this took part of the sugarpaste off the bottom cake. I was a little embarassed about this. Is this something that always happens? and it is best to cut cakes in the kitchen? or did I make a mistake somewhere? Thanks for your help.
There nothing to get embarrassed about, Royal icing is very strong so sometimes this can happen.
To avoid this happening again, why don’t you try using ganache on your boards. It is just as strong as
royal icing for sticking down cakes and boards, but because it is chocolate a warm pallett knife
under the board will loosen the cake more easily. Hope this helps.
Thanks a lot for your answer. I shall try your suggestion, it sounds good.