How do you cut a 3 layer wedding cake without taking the icing off the second layer?

December 24, 2013 | By

Question by butterflyfriends2003: How do you cut a 3 layer wedding cake without taking the icing off the second layer?
My wedding cake is 3 round layers that sit on top one another. Where would you start to cut the cake at and how would you do it where it wouldn't take the icing off the other layers?

Best answer:

Answer by ageless in my 'genes'
Very carefully... just cut into the part that is showing under the above layer. then when it is time to cut the entire cake, take the layers apart.

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Comments (4)

  1. Australia

    You only cut the bottom layer

  2. lemonlimesherbet

    Try pastrywiz.com, wilton.com or baking 911 all three sites have instructions for cutting a cake. Your baker should have waxed or parchment paper and boards between the layers so that the icing will remain on the cake even when the layers are stacked together. The basics are you cut the top layer or remove and save. With the second layer you cut a circle in the cake one inch from the side of the cake and then make slices every two inches . Then move in another inch this gives you a 1×2 inch portion. This is a fairly small portion but is traditional size. If you are big cake eaters you might consider having a sheet cake that is cut up in the kitchen for additional less expensive servings.

  3. fizzystuff

    Just cut a bit off the bottom layer. You only need a bite-sized piece.