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asked July 4th 2019

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Hi, making a 2 tiered cake for granddaughters christening, one of which is a 10" ( chocolate with white chocolate ganache) and an 8" maderia. I forgot to place a 10" cake card underneath but just placed it on a larger board. Now I have to transfer it onto my 1 4" pre-season fondanted board. Any tips to minimise damage would be grateful. Thanks
Mary

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Hi Mary

Have you already stacked the 8 inch cake on top of the 10 inch? If you have, it’s going to be a little difficult to lift it off in order to transfer the base cake. If the cakes are not stacked, the 10 inch cake can be easily rescued off the large board. All you need to do is, warm a strong palette knife in hot water, then slide it carefully under the cake to completely release it from the board. Lift it up slightly with the twist of the wrist and place your other hand under the cake to pick it up and place on the 10 inch card. There may be slight damage to the ganache masking. This can be repaired with a little soft ganache and scraped off level. Hope this makes sense.

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Thanks, will try this but I was going to put cake straight into 14" base and not use 1 0" cake card. I am going to attach greaseproof paper over base with 1 0" hole cut in middle to avoid staining fondant. I will also use heated cake lifter too. What do you think?
Mary

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That would be ok too but I think it would be cleaner to place it on a card first. If the whole 14 inch board is covered with fondant, the cake might soften the parchment paper and fondant. It could potentially get messy at the base. That’s just my opinion. I hope it works out 🙂