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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I'm making a 12 inch/8 inch 2 tiered cake for my sons birthday party. Frosting now, but I don't know what to do. I have it going on a 14 inch cake board, which is already covered. Do I put the 12 inch cake on a 12 inch cake board and then cover all of that with buttercream/fondant and transfer onto the 14 inch board, or do I put the 12 inch cake directly onto the covered 14 inch board right now and frost/cover with fondant directly on that???
post #2 of 6
Put the 12" on a board the same size, ice and cover with fondant.

Put some royal or buttercream on the prepared 14" board (next time a 15" or 16" board will work better) and center 12" cake on that.

Rae
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post #3 of 6
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Thank you so so so much! So I am putting 14 inch, dab of buttercream, and then 12 inch board with 12 inch cake on top of that, right? Just to make certain...
post #4 of 6
Basically.

I use more than a dab, though. I spread on a thin coat of BC about 8-10" across in the center of the board and dab at it with the spatula a bit to create some peaks (increases the surface area) for good adhesion.

I do the same thing to adhere the cake to it's same sized board, but I take the BC all the way to the edges of those boards.

Rae
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They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
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post #5 of 6
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Thank you so very much! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond!!!

Can I ask you one more question without you shooting me dirty emoticons? icon_wink.gif

I'm making a cars cake with fondant decorations - flags, cactus, cones, my son's name in letter cut outs, etc.

Should I make them tonight and let them dry out overnight, or will they crack? Party is Saturday, so I'm decorating tomorrow night after iced cakes sit out tonight and settle. Covering with fondant tomorrow and finishing decorating.

Should I add tylose to the fondant to help stiffen for decorations?
post #6 of 6
If the fondant decos will be applied to the fondant surface of the cake, then I'd add some tylose so that they don't distort, but I wouldn't allow them to dry. You can cut them out now and put them in a ziploc bag, flat, and use them as you need them, or cut them out when you want to work with them and just let them sit for a few minutes (no more than 10) before applying.

If any of them are to stand up from the top of the cake, or around it, then they should be allowed to air dry.

Rae
I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
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