(Closed) DIY layered cakes (non-wedding related)

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I think that whipped icing is lighter and depending on if your cake is a heavier or more dense cake I think that could be the culprit for why the icing got soaked between the layer.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Spread a very thin layer of jam, jelly or marmalade over the bottom layer of cake before your spread the filling or frosting. It will prevent the moisture from making the cake soggy.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Agreeing with what the pp said, but the whipped icing has a lot to do with it.  Theoretically you could spread thin layers of buttercream or sprinkle a layer of powdered sugar also to keep it from soaking in. My personal favorite, however, is to pour ganache in between icing layers and on top of the cake before icing.  It gives you a much smoother base for icing, as well.  (this of course would have to be done in steps as it takes time for each later to properly cool before it can bear weight)  

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