Tip Tuesday – How To Move Your Cake


Aug 28

Tip Tuesday – How To Move Your Cake: Moving your cake around shouldn’t have to be nerve-racking! Today, I’m showing you just how easy it is to move your cake off the turntable and onto your beautiful cake stand. 

Cake Lifter

The key to making this task easy and stress-free is one little tool: a cake lifter. I have THIS one by Wilton. It’s worth every penny of the $8 it costs. It’s about 8-inches wide and long, which is the perfect base for all of my cakes (both 8-inch and 6-inch).

As you probably know by now, I tape a cake board (the same size as my cake) to a larger cake board. The larger cake board is just there to hold on to when I move the cake in and out of the freezer when I want to set the crumb coat and final coat of frosting with the acrylic disk. I only use a small piece of scotch tape to hold the boards together. This makes removing the boards from each other super easy.

Freeze the Cake

You’ll want the cake to be chilled before you move the it off the larger cake board. This ensures your frosting stays intact while you move the cake around.

As you move the cake, make sure the cake lifter is nearly covering the base of the cake, but also use your extra hand to support the cake as well.

To slide the cake off the cake lifter, I use my offset icing spatula for a little assistance.

This quick video will also help give you a good visual of just how easy moving your cake can be.

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