Settled Torted Cake

Decorating By jrfrankart Updated 22 Jun 2008 , 12:11pm by jrfrankart

jrfrankart Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 1:35pm
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I believe my first anniversary cake settled after completion. It was all buttercream with BC between the layers. I used stiff to pipe a damn around the edge prior to placement of top layer. Any ideas how to prevent this in the future?

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Cakepro Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 3:16pm
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Allow the cake to rest for a few hours after filling it. You can seal it with a crumb coat of icing before letting it rest to keep in the cake's moisture.

leah_s Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 4:53pm
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I torte, fill then wrap my cakes in plastic and try to let them sit for 24 hours before putting on the finish coat of icing. You have to let them settle.

DianeLM Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 5:05pm
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I do the same as leahs with an added step -- I place a couple of empty cake pans on top of the wrapped, resting cake to help compress it.

leah_s Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 5:09pm
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ooooo good idea!

jrfrankart Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:11pm
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Thank you very much for your input, I am eager to try these techniques soon.

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