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asked June 30th 2012

Stacking

Hi

When you have 3 (or more) fondant covered cakes and you are ready to stack them, how do you lift them on to each other without damaging the icing (especially ) the bottom edge. When I use a large pallet knife under the thin board I always seem to slightly damage the bottom edge. Does anyone use the stainless steel cake lifter? Am wondering whether to invest in one. Would love to hear your methods of how you do it

Jb x

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Hi

When you have 3 (or more) fondant covered cakes and you are ready to stack them, how do you lift them on to each other without damaging the icing (especially ) the bottom edge. When I use a large pallet knife under the thin board I always seem to slightly damage the bottom edge. Does anyone use the stainless steel cake lifter? Am wondering whether to invest in one. Would love to hear your methods of how you do it

Jb x

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I purchased a stainless lifter and am pleased with it but for years have just let the cake dry thoroughly and picked it up with just the palms of my hands on either side and positioned it where necessary.¬† Haven’t had a dent yet but wouldn’t like to try this on a cake that was¬†large!

I wouldn’t worry about damage as you need to add some decoration to hide the join ie piping, beading etc.

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Hi,

once my tiers are covered, i leave them for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight, then i do sometimes use stainless steel cake lifter,especially if the tier is large, but normally the fondant has firmed up and i can slide it off the cake card and onto the prepared tier …..

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