Icing Bulges

Decorating By angldust Updated 17 Oct 2008 , 12:01am by sugarshack

angldust Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 4:53pm
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I have recently been doing more cake with fruit filling. I'm getting a ring where the icing is bulging out between the layers. No matter how many times I fix it, it seems to just bulge again. Any advice?

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staceyboots Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 4:56pm
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sugarshack recommends using a stiff dam of buttercream when filling your cakes...i have found that using this technique virtually eliminates all bulging on my cakes.

oh...and make sure that the height of the jam filling is lower than the top rim of the dam

HTH

sweetcravings Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 5:07pm
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After reading a tip by sugarshack about letting the cake rest overnight in the fridge i have to say that eliminated the buldge on my cake. In the morning i could clearly see the buldge, and i just smoothed it away. It didn't resurface again. Of course you have to plan accordingly so that it has time to settle before icing it. HTH

imakecakes Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 5:10pm
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I agree. I can't tell you why the ring of BC works, but it does.

imakecakes Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 5:10pm
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I agree. I can't tell you why the ring of BC works, but it does.

terrylee Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 5:12pm
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What timing on your post. I have been having the same problem.....I don't refrigerate my cakes but I do let them rest overnight....but I think refrigerating my cake might be the answer.

sugarshack Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 8:21pm
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PS. I do not fridge any of my cakes and do not get bulges. The ticket for me is: 1) very very stiff Bc dam and 2) letting it settle filled overnight.

HTH

junny629 Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 8:32pm
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sugarshack, so you do the fillings and then let the cake settle overnight, and then ice the cake the next day? So do you cover the cake up somehow while it's settling overnight?

Thanks.

sweetcravings Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 11:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarshack

PS. I do not fridge any of my cakes and do not get bulges. The ticket for me is: 1) very very stiff Bc dam and 2) letting it settle filled overnight.

HTH




Opps..sorry Sharon. icon_redface.gif I thought i had read that tip was from you. I'm sorry for the confusion. Maybe it was the resting over night part i read from you and the frigde tip from someone else, along in the same thread. There is so much info here on CC it's hard to keep it straight who said what.
I am such a HUGH Fan of your work! I've put your videos on my birthday wish list. I hope to one day be as brilliant of a decorator as you.

Suzanne

sugarshack Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 12:00am
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no worries Suzanne. I just wanted to clarify, as me and the fridge do not cross paths....LOL

sugarshack Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 12:01am
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oh and PS. Thank you so very much for those very nice woirds.

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