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asked February 22nd 2019

How to stack a buttercream cake

I watched how to stack the cakes. It looked like they were fondant cakes. How would you stack a buttercream cake if you're putting your hands on each of the layers? That would leave imprints on the buttercream.

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Hi Heather

Refrigerate the cakes first to firm the buttercream up then stack in the usual way. If a few marks do appear after handling, use a warm palette knife or side scraper to gently smooth out the buttercream. Some people use a piece patternless kitchen towel or a napkin against the cake to hold it steady. The warm knife method works a treat.

The are lots of youtube videos too which may help. To see them search 'how to stack buttercream covered cakes'.

Hope this helps.