Ugh Last Straw Sliding Cake Because Of Filling!

Decorating By mavbakes Updated 27 Jan 2009 , 5:13am by GI

mavbakes Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:29am
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How do i get it to stop.
i don't put fondant on until day of but it even slides in the refrigerator!
I use cream and jam fillings.
please help
thanks in advance

16 replies
prterrell Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:41am
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How much filling are you putting in between the layers? Too much filling causes sliding. Also, make sure your layers are even, don't try to even them out with the filling.

FromScratch Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:46am
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That would be my first question too.. how much filling are we talking here?

leah_s Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:47am
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definitely sounds like too much filling

MaloSlatko Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:47am
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I would also say too much filling - happened to me once before. So to get around this....
When I make cakes for frosting lovers (husband and little sister) I do put in a bit more but stick a couple of thin skewers into the cake to hold it together while it sets in the fridge.

sayhellojana Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:51am
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Use a dam if the filling isn't very thick and don't use more than 1/2 inch - that is a pretty decent sized layer of filling I use less myself.

JanH Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 6:30am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, mavbakes. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926-.html

Agree w/other posters - too much filling.

Everything you ever wanted to know to make your 1st tiered/stacked/layer cake:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-6605188-.html

There's a wealth of info in the above thread, including a chart and info from indydebi on amount of sleeved pastry fillings to use by cake layer sizes. (Should at least give you a starting point for how much to use.)

HTH

GI Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 1:57pm
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Welcome to CC mavbakes! icon_biggrin.gif You will love this place to pieces and I hope you find everyone to be kind, willing to help, and wonderful bakers! icon_biggrin.gif Can't wait to see your pictures! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 2:15pm
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Sounds like too much filling. Even 1/2" is a LOT of filling and I wouldn't use that much. I use about 1/4".

FromScratch Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 3:52pm
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I'm with Debi.. 1/2 of filling is a lot unless it's REALLY firm, and then who wants rock hard filling? I torte my cake layers and my filling layers are about 1/8-3/16 of an inch (there's 3 layers of filling though so it is more than enough). You have to be sparing with the slippery fillings (like creams and jams/fruit purees).

mavbakes Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 3:46am
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i guess the filling is not cold enough because i use less than 1/2 and it slides all over the place.
but thank you so much =)

-mav

coopette Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 10:38am
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I'm a newbie here also & tried to look at the second thread that JanH posted nothing was there. Is there something else I should do to be able to view that thread?

kakeladi Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 3:46pm
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I've been thinking about this post.
I wonder if your layers were not level to begin with? That certainly would cause the problem you are having.

tiggy2 Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 5:00pm
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Make sure layers are level and use a thick dam around the outside edge (I use buttercream with extra PS) then fill in with filling. DO NOTgo above the dam! Stack, crumb coat and let settle for a few hours before final frosting is applied.

TOMAY Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 5:05pm
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Diffinition of thick dam I used to think it was thicker Icing than what I iced with when I go sugarshacks DVD I learned it was not thick enough . It appears her consistancey is closer to dough than the thinner icing I am use to .

j-pal Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 6:16pm
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You can put in 3-4 straws cut to just below the height of the cake. (these are not for support) This will help keep your tiers from sliding on top of each other.

GI Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:13am
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